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Age: 39


Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Zaandam

Sailing Date: 2010-08-6

Itinerary: Interior Alaska

This review is for the 40 year and younger crowd. Please listen when I say this cruise is not for you and your family . You will feel like you boarded the wrong ship and cruised on a senior citizen cruise. From the food to the clubs and casino, everything is slow pace. The rooms smell like a retirement home. The food was not seasoned and usually baked. The ship literally shuts down all clubs and activities at midnight. For my expierienced cruisers, they shut down the kitchen. What cruise ship does this? HAL!! For a young group or couple, you will find yourself walking around the ship asking yourself what is there to do. The port of calls are very brief and the excursions are over priced. I am not cheap, but fair is fair. I do not like the mandatory tip policy per day. $11 per day per passenger. Oh yes, you heard it right. This is a seniors cruise. Do not waste your time.

No flavor. No variety. They are just going thru the motions. This is all dining rooms.

The stewards were great. The room was old and had that old smell. Like walking into an old school or church. Don't drink the beverages in your room, extra charge.

None. What activities?

Too expensive and too long. When you finish excursion its time to get back on ship. No time to walk around town and pick up gifts.

This by far the worst cruise of the five I have been on.

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