Like the maritime provinces and wanted to see more. Embarkation was somewhat disorganized; we arrived in Boston on a redeye at 7:30 am but couldn't board until 11:00 am. Spent most of this time on folding chairs. Enjoyed room service breakfast EVERY MORNING! My husband went early to Lido Deck each morning for his favorite SMOKED SALMON! Puff pastry sweet rolls every morning, also! Lido Deck pool area was great, 2 hot tubs and pool 81 degrees F. Never too crowded. I sat at a table for lunch occasionally; taco bar/hamburger/french fries stand open until 5pm. Service was exemplary. Sometimes a bit too obsequious, but staff were very well trained. Magician show and ventriloquist shows were very, very funny. Disappointed that the organ recital was recorded; thought there would be an actual organist (was not made clear). Met some interesting Canadians on the cruise who were familiar with the area, but still enjoyed the cruise!!

Beautiful area despite cold temperatures

Zaandam Cruise Review by Oaktownlady

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Like the maritime provinces and wanted to see more.

Embarkation was somewhat disorganized; we arrived in Boston on a redeye at 7:30 am but couldn't board until 11:00 am. Spent most of this time on folding chairs.

Enjoyed room service breakfast EVERY MORNING! My husband went early to Lido Deck each morning for his favorite SMOKED SALMON! Puff pastry sweet rolls every morning, also!

Lido Deck pool area was great, 2 hot tubs and pool 81 degrees F. Never too crowded. I sat at a table for lunch occasionally; taco bar/hamburger/french fries stand open until 5pm.

Service was exemplary. Sometimes a bit too obsequious, but staff were very well trained.

Magician show and ventriloquist shows were very, very funny.

Disappointed that the organ recital was recorded; thought there would be an actual organist (was not made clear).

Met some interesting Canadians on the cruise who were familiar with the area, but still enjoyed the cruise!!
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Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin C 2573
Very spacious; never been in ocean view room! Because we booked only a month in advance, the ocean view was same cost as interior room. Nice to have a view without leaving the room.
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