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Zaandam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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524 reviews
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VERY GOOD CRUISE, Dining Room, not so good!!

Review for Zaandam to South America
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Gr8tCruising
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

We wanted to travel around Cape Horn, something I thought I would probably never get to do. Had been looking at various cruises with this itinerary for quite sometime and they seem to fill up quick or had a pretty steep price/person. Then we saw this cruise offered at a rather reasonable rate and jumped on it. Holland America is not my first choice of cruise line but have cruised them prior and would cruise not exclude Holland in the future.

Arrival in Santiago airport a little bit confusing but we made it and you can purchase Chilean pesos in the airport, no problem.

Hotel prior to cruise: stayed in Santiago at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco, excellent hotel in the center of Santiago. You can arrange tours of Santiago right at the hotel and the tour will pick you up at the hotel. The service and food are great, very friendly and they speak English.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

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This cabin is located on the Lower Promenade which is a deck where people can walk around the deck and are right outside your window. The windows are tinted and if you keep the lights off or pull the drapes you will be fine. There is a door that is located right next to this cabin and it is a very large wooden door which slams shut every time someone enters/exits and it really shakes and jars the cabin. If you are asleep when this happens, you will undoubtedly feel and hear it well. I would not select this cabin again only for that reason. The cabin stewards are very good and keep your cabin well.

Port Reviews

Montevideo

Enjoyed walking around the city. It was very nice.

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