Had a great time

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 01, 2007

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

The ship itself I understand is getting ready for an update...and it does need that. At our table in the dining room. the lamp behind our table did not have a lamp shade on it... just a light bulb. It was not very attractive for one thing but the light bulb was blinding. We asked for a shade but they just turned the light off. We were told that they did not have a shade to put on it but had ordered one but it would not be one during our cruise. Other lamp shades close to us were burned... That needs attention! The waiter and his staff were wonderful...excellent attention. The cabin was always clean and neat. The common areas were also clean but again, ready for an update. The food was really good in the dining room and the Lido food was good, but the "cattle call" for food was awful. I don't like all the pushing and shoving...to many people at one time eating. We didn't know at the beginning of the cruise you could also eat breakfast and lunch in the dining room. After we foun that out, that is where went. Lido as just a good experience.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and service was wonderful. The Lamp with no lamp shade was unattractive. They did address the issue but nothing was done about the lamp shade on our cruise..they needed to order another shade.


3 out of 5
Didn't participate in many of the activities but enjoyed the shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Didn't find anyone not friendly and helpful. One bartender seemed to ignore us but that was all. That was in Northern Lights...

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I didn't like having to walk thru the casino (smoke filled) to get to the shows.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Always clean. Very nice.

Ports Of Call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
We had a Sea and See tour planned however we were late docking so our tour was delayed. When we finished the Sea part, it was to dark to do the See part. A 33% refund was given however 50% was missed. That was a little dissapointing. We also did not extend the depart time...We did not understand since we didn't have far to go for our next port.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
We didn't see the Island...went on a tour snorkeling. That was excellent.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
This island was beautiful. The sand was like flour. The service of the food was excellent.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
This was a great time...again did a tour snorkeling. Didn't see much of the island.

Pros: Very freindly people/attentive

Cons: Ship had a problem and caused us to be late at one port

Recommends Zuiderdam? Yes!

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