Posted March 4th, 2012, 05:37 PM
We were on the Zaandam last April for a Sea of Cortez and enjoyed the wine tasting with Rod & crew.
Sailed on the Zaandam again in September for Hawaii Circle and Rod is no longer on Zaandam. Neither is Rose.
In September they didn't have a Celler Master and the wine tastings that we attended were presented by a Wine Steward and a ship officer.
The fact that your old favourites are no longer on Zaandam explains a lot. We were on her from Hong Kong to Singapore in January and the whole wine experience was abysmal. No problem with the wines themselves, just the organisation required to match a bottle with a recipient.
I won't bore you with the details here as I have already written and posted a review on our cruise.
RCI 'Liberty' & 'Independence' x 4 (Caribbean, Canary Islands, Cork & Paris)
Princess 'Grand Princess' x 1 (Med & Adriatic)
Princess "Island Princess' x 1 (Panama Canal)
HAL 'Zaandam' x 1 (Far East)
Cunard 'QM2' x 2 (Transatlantic)
Regent Seven Seas 'Navigator' x 1 (Alaska)
Regent Seven Seas 'Mariner' x 1 (South Africa)
P & O 'Oriana' x 1 (Norway & North Cape)
CMV 'Marco Polo' x 1 (Iceland and Northern Isles)
CMV 'Marco Polo' - Canada in the Fall - September 1st 2017