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Herb Meisen

Age: 69

Occupation:Retired Fire Officer

Number of Cruises: 11

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Zaandam

Sailing Date: March 7th, 2001

Itinerary: Southern Caribbean

Our 6th cruise on HAL and the best yet. What made it especially enjoyable were the fine food created by head chef Wolfgang Nasshausen and pastry chef Mario. The entrees offered in the main dining room combined with an excellent waiter created the best dining experience we have enjoyed on any cruise. The other factor that greatly added to our enjoyment of this cruise were the musicians- the Champagne Strings in the dining room and Explorer Lounge and the great dance music nightly in the Crows Nest provided by the Wilson Palomo Quartet. We enjoyed all the ports of call except Bonaire (poor beaches over run with coral) and St. Thomas (7 mega ships in town on the same day). Our only complaint was they did not offer lunch in the alternate Marco Polo restaurant on the three sea days as we enjoyed last year on sister ship Volendam. Overall, an excellent cruise with the usual great HAL service staff.

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