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Zaandam Review

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Never Again

Review for Zaandam to Asia
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NauteGirl1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2012
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

We joined Zaandam in Hong Kong. Departure was delayed by 2 hours because a few Russians on board could not understand English & therefore did not go to immigration clearance. After 2 hours of broadcasts looking for those guest the officials decided to translate the message in Russian & only then we finally set sail. They knew which room numbers were missing, surely they could have made the broadcasts in Russian earlier.

In our stateroom on arrival was a notice warning of a vomiting bug on the ship.

The sewerage smell mainly on deck 3 was disgusting. This went on for about 7 days. Complaining from numerous passengers got us no where. My husband ended up with a sinus infection & consulted the Doctor onboard, $95.00 USD later & then another $70.00 USD for 14 antibiotic tables ie $5.00 USD per tablet. Absolute daylight robbery. He ordered room service for dinner one night he was particularly sick & it took over 1 hour to arrive cold.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin H

Quiet location. Sewerage smells on this deck. Good View. No refrigerator. Air-conditioning poor. Asked for queen bed but got 2 singles. Very small rooms.

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