Zuiderdam

3.8 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: M     Refurbished: 7 yrs ago    
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About Zuiderdam

Zuiderdam is a medium ship, carrying 1916 passengers and 817 crew, and sails from Copenhagen, Denmark and Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

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10 days Panama cruise

My favorite part of the cruise when we enter the Panama Canal and we took a shore excursion... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Fair to all passangers

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Cruise could have been great but every port we visited the captain docked the ship with the port side of the ship facing toward the towns leaving the starboard side facing water.  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Panama canal cruise

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Overall cruise was very good, food was excellent,, embarking and disembarking was smooth and very efficient. entertainment was very good especially the steel drum band , Island Magic.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

10 days Panama cruise

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My favorite part of the cruise when we enter the Panama Canal and we took a shore excursion where we are on the observatory room and see how a ship pass thru the canal.

I love the daily mass held on board

I love the direct luggage program they have from cabin and we saw our luggage again at final destination. We don't have to check in our luggage and we got our boarding pass and luggage tag from the ship. 

Using the sanitizer is not a mandatory when entering the dinning room which is a mandatory in all the cruises I have taken so far.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

very very good

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The only thing we found that was NOT very good ,was the T.V. it was TOO small  also the thermostat, ,it was in Celsius and we do not know Celsius. Other than that, ALL was very good

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Great cruise

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This cruise was everything we were hoping it would be. From the cleanliness of the stateroom to the fabulous dining experience we enjoyed every minute of our cruise.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

5 Stars Ship

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We enjoyed the delicious Food, Great Entertainment and Friendly Professional Staff. Our Excursions were very organized and met all our expectations. Our Stewards Waylan and Ruben were very professional but more importantly very attentive.

We really enjoyed our Animals created by towels, so cute.

 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The dining room, room service staff and bartenders on the Zuiderdam were exceptional!!  They were professional, courteous, friendly and fun.  The food served on the ship was also exceptional.  Nicely prepared with good choices and great presentation. Going through the Panama Canal was interesting.  Curaçao was a beautiful island. We also enjoyed our in Costa Rica.  We were unable to stop at Half Moon Cay due to the weather so our compensation was 2 more hours in Aruba. Although we enjoyed an excursion in Costa Rica, we wee disappointed that there was only time for the excursion and no time allowed for shopping or exploring the port. So, the time we were ported there was not long enough. The entertainment on the ship was lacking. There were daily shows (offered twice)! But three of them were by Zuiderdam staff. The comedian show was completed filled by the time we got to the show after our assigned dinner time.  When we had sea days, the entertainment on the ship was trivia several times a day and bingo once.

 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Panama Canal

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The Canal was the high light of the cruise.  There were no disappointments. The cruise was uneventful as for the weather.  The seas were smooth.  The travel time at sea was something that couldn't be shortened but it was long with over 4 days at sea with no port calls.  The Canal was worth the trip.  The experience was good. Not wanting to put down Holland America but when you've had a perfect cruise as we did with Norwegian you tend to compare everything with them.  All my responses are rating as compared to Norwegian being a perfect 5 STAR.  The cruise was well worth the expense and as mentioned I'm not putting down Holland America.  They did a fine job.  The details were the difference.  The onboard shops were not ones we particular cared for.  There were days while at sea they sold souvenirs but the selections wasn't very good.  They could learn a great deal by checking with Norwegian for the little nice things that make for a more enjoyable journey.   

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Ten days of sun and warmth!

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We chose this cruise to get warm in January as well as because it was a great buy. We were not disappointed!  In addition we thoroughly enjoyed our open seating dinners in the dining room daily. It was like going to a fancy restaurant with wide ranging food choices each evening. We also enjoyed meeting a wide variety of people--including immigrants from Shanghai, Greece and Jerusalem and people from Nebraska to Maine to Utah and on and on. 

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Contributor Level: Cruise Director
4 out of 5

PANAMA DISAPPOINTMENT

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My reason for cruising the Panama Canal for the 6th time was to see and hopefully experience  the completed new locks.  We were not previously informed that due to the astronomical over-budget cost to complete the canal and the nearly 2-year delay, the Panamanians are charging triple the cost to pass through the new locks vs the old locks.  Needless to say, the new locks sit virtually unused, causing the usual delays and back-ups getting through the old locks.  Be prepared to be disappointed if you had hopes of viewing the completed and costly project.

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The Lower Promenade Deck features the Pinnacle Grill, Lower Vista Dining Room, Pinnacle Bar, Vista Lounge, casino, Piano Bar, Sports Bar, Northern Lights...

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Lido

The Lido Deck features the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, hydro pool, fitness center, Terrace Grill, Lido Restaurant, Lido Buffet, Lido Pool, Lido Bar, Sea View...

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The Promenade Deck features the Upper Vista Dining Room, Vista Lounge, Half Moon, Hudson, Stuyvesant, Screening Room, Merabella Luxury Shop, shopping arcade,...

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jgarges
Contributor Level: Purser

Generally you can board earlier than what guidelines tell you.

DRWandLDG
Contributor Level: Third Mate

The special duty-free, discounted prices of items offered on-board were not so special or discounted at all.

mwajr
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Looking for a place to just kick back, hang out and have a great view? Go to the library.

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Price

M

Size

Dec 2002

Built

7 yrs ago

Refurbished

1916

Total Passengers

2.35

Crew to Passenger Ratio

11

Number of Decks

958

Total Cabins

68

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