This cruise offered me an opportunity to explore some locations that I would not be able to travel to on my own. I hear that this ship is going in to dry dock to have an update. It is a good thing because it coud use a little face lift. My cabin was fine but the heat did not work as well as other boats I have been in, the sink kept dripping but all in all they kept the cabin clean. Dining, well once you get the hang of it it is great. the staff are very accommodating. Just ask and often they will do anything to make it happen. How do they remember names so well? regarding the food - good portion control, very tasty usually. we had breakfast in the didning room. I would HIGHLY reccomment it regarding the service, I am jewsih and I really appreciated HAL had the egg bread adn the wine available. Kudos Entertainment and activities - needs work there were a few brilliant acts Bailamos from Canada, Tutti, wow!the magician, the argentinian singer. were fabulous . Also the band in the ocean bar was good. the crouwd was old that is why there was not htat much going on. the crows nest had some great live entertainers, but it was all one kind of music, not my kind of music. the entertainment just needed a little more and a little more polish. some entertainers were wonderful some were less than okay Everyone loved Richard adn abby. Richard was the martini specialist - even though I am not a drinker it was treat to have that esprit de corps. regarding the ports- It depends on your port experience. I know HAL in hypervigillant about safety but they scared many peope from going in to lima. Lima was a highlight. the HAL tours are too expensive. I took the HAL casa blanca wine tour - that was wonderful.The tourguide was terrific My shore excursions were all great.

Amazing south american inspiration

Zaandam Cruise Review by enfpdancer

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom
This cruise offered me an opportunity to explore some locations that I would not be able to travel to on my own.

I hear that this ship is going in to dry dock to have an update. It is a good thing because it coud use a little face lift.

My cabin was fine but the heat did not work as well as other boats I have been in, the sink kept dripping but all in all they kept the cabin clean.

Dining, well once you get the hang of it it is great. the staff are very accommodating. Just ask and often they will do anything to make it happen. How do they remember names so well?

regarding the food - good portion control, very tasty usually. we had breakfast in the didning room. I would HIGHLY reccomment it

regarding the service, I am jewsih and I really appreciated HAL had the egg bread adn the wine available. Kudos

Entertainment and activities - needs work

there were a few brilliant acts Bailamos from Canada, Tutti, wow!the magician, the argentinian singer. were fabulous . Also the band in the ocean bar was good. the crouwd was old that is why there was not htat much going on. the crows nest had some great live entertainers, but it was all one kind of music, not my kind of music.

the entertainment just needed a little more and a little more polish. some entertainers were wonderful some were less than okay

Everyone loved Richard adn abby. Richard was the martini specialist - even though I am not a drinker it was treat to have that esprit de corps.

regarding the ports- It depends on your port experience. I know HAL in hypervigillant about safety but they scared many peope from going in to lima. Lima was a highlight.

the HAL tours are too expensive.

I took the HAL casa blanca wine tour - that was wonderful.The tourguide was terrific

My shore excursions were all great.
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Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin J 2600
Clean
big enough for one.
Main Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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