Zaandam Cruise Review by gourmetjan
- Sail Date: August 2016
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (porthole)
The three ports we visited were the usual over crowded tourist traps with three ships in each small port.
I do not recommend using Holland America's transport from Seattle Airport. We were at the airport by 9.30 in the morning and we didn't get on board till 4 p.m. No stops, only for immigration. Then we found all food stations were closed.
Our cabin was very good, we took the guaranteed option and I can recommend 3368. It is on the promenade deck, we checked and with a tinting on the window, no one can see in. This cabin is close to the elevators and only a couple of cabins away from the exit to the deck. We heard that you couldn't stow luggage under the bed so we took a pair of nesting suitcases and were able to stow them in one of the closets, plenty of storage space.
We asked for a call if the Northern Lights were visible and it worked. Great service.
This is our second try on a Holland America ship, the last time was many years ago and we were hoping that by now, they would have trained their staff in accommodating passengers with food allergies. NO.
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Take stacking luggage, no place for cases under bed but plenty of space in closet.
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