Choose this cruise as they were going where i wanted to see !! Getting on the ship in Buenos Aires was a nightmare as all computers crashed. Once on board we did'nt sale until the following evening ,just as well the heavens opened that night ,floods in quite a few area in the ship .. After sailing i realised looking at the daily programme there was not a lot to during the sea days (6) ,entertainment was poor after you had seen the dancers and singers.and it did not get better for the 14 days That all said the food was very good in the dining room and lido,I prefered the lido as you picked exactly what you want ( suprised that hand sanitizer was not available by the cruise staff) there were machines as you went in but most people went straight passed !! NOT GOOD !!! Cabin was 2519 nicknamed "the coffin",of course an inside!! The staff in the main were very good,but did notice the dinning room staff got slower as the cruise went on. Getting off was ok until we had to hang about for 2 hours while they looked for a case of one of my group (found it on the ship WOW !!) Overall i have been on much better cruise lines (NCL and CELEBRITY) so my cruise money won't go to HAl again,

Down south

Zaandam Cruise Review by jono mono

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom
Choose this cruise as they were going where i wanted to see !!

Getting on the ship in Buenos Aires was a nightmare as all computers crashed.

Once on board we did'nt sale until the following evening ,just as well the heavens opened that night ,floods in quite a few area in the ship ..

After sailing i realised looking at the daily programme there was not a lot to during the sea days (6) ,entertainment was poor after you had seen the dancers and singers.and it did not get better for the 14 days

That all said the food was very good in the dining room and lido,I prefered the lido as you picked exactly what you want ( suprised that hand sanitizer was not available by the cruise staff) there were machines as you went in but most people went straight passed !! NOT GOOD !!!

Cabin was 2519 nicknamed "the coffin",of course an inside!!

The staff in the main were very good,but did notice the dinning room staff got slower as the cruise went on.

Getting off was ok until we had to hang about for 2 hours while they looked for a case of one of my group (found it on the ship WOW !!)

Overall i have been on much better cruise lines (NCL and CELEBRITY) so my cruise money won't go to HAl again,
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Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin L 2519
Ok ish
Lower Promenade Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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