Thanksgiving Week Cruise 2007

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: November 17, 2007

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

Since this was our third time sailing on the Zuiderdam, we enjoy this itinerary. But after 25 years of cruisung with Holland America, next year will probably not be returning to cruise with Holland America. It is obvious that they are incresing the cost each year and cutting corners at the same time.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Service was very slow at all meals all week, with the exception of the Pinnacle Grill.


3 out of 5
Comedy was weak. Same shows now for several years. Joel Mason was the last good entertain that we enjoyed.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Obvious decline in the overall service in the dining room now that tips are an automatic charge. It appeared this trip that most of the staff were the second string, not at all friendly. With the exception of "JON" in the Pinnacle, his attention to us was exceptional both 11/17 and 11/20!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Our cabin 4083 was not clean when we first arrived, it barely was cleaned each day and several times throughout the week wwe had to ask for soap, shampoo and shower cap

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Did appreciate the upgrade, thank you.

Ports Of Call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Too bad we are only there fro a day! It is a tropical paradise!

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5

Pros: The ports of call

Cons: Using, we would not recommend or use them again

Recommends Zuiderdam? Yes!

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