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margaretstewart

Age: 65

Occupation:-

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Zaandam

Sailing Date: 2011-11-25

Itinerary: new zealand

The cruise was okay the shore excusions were good apart from the taste of wellington it was absolutely disgusting and a complete waste of money and time. The cost was $159 each and for that we were picked up in some sort of taxi you could not see out of the windows our guide did not know much about wellington or else did not say much we were taken to a coffee factory where we were given a cup of coffee this turned out to be the best part of the tour we then went to a chocolate shop where we could have walked into for nothing given 5 chocolates told nothing about the making or why we where there we then walked to a supposedly art gallery where we were given a taste of 3 honeys told nothing about the honey then left to wander this very expensive gift shop/art gallery then we went to a supermarket and in the middle of the supermarket sat at a table full of a lot of rubbish given a small cheese platter between 8 of us and 2 small bottles of drink between us told nothing about the cheeses had not enough room for all of us to reach the cheeses remember we walked after the coffee shop then the taxi? picked us up the guide didn't come with us and dropped us back to the ship. So for $159 each we had a cup of coffee 5 chocolates, a taste of honey and cheese in a supermarket and a 5 minute drive in a taxi we were told nothing about wellington or honey or cheese I think holland america should take this tour off the agenda. You expect to pay extra for tours but this was ridiculous. All of our other tours were great.

The food was good our waiter in the main dining room was excellent nothing was a trouble for him. The food in the Lido left a little bit to be desired but this is the case for buffet food and there were other options.

The room was a little bit tired but comfortable.

There were enough to keep everyone happy.

Stay away from taste of wellington tours.

The trip was good apart from the tour mentioned above it left a bad feeling as no one could get over it

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