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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 27, 2009

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

We really loved our balcony room! How great to have a tub along with a shower! Enjoyed each and every bar and the staff on the ship was superb. The glass elevators on the outside of the ship provided great views and were ever so enjoyable. The dining room was lovely and our food mediocre.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Portions were not huge but certainly ample. The presentations were beautiful but it would have been nice to have something other than the pizza and pasta bar open after 10 PM.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff on the whole ship really made one feel welcome. An awesome staff I would say.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved the fish bar stools on the Lido deck!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Went to the rainforest and had a great naturalist!!!!!! The bus ride was 2 hours to and from and that was kind of long but we were kept interested by looking for animals and different vegetation.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Oh how colorful! Went to the beach snorkeling here! Fantastic. One needs water shoes as the beach was coral. Lovely!

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
I loved swimming and walking on the sandy beach!
Don't Miss: The sand here is like no other I have ever seen! Touch it! Awesome!!!

Cristobal, Panama

5 out of 5
Went on a Lake Safari that was magnificent!
Don't Miss: Make sure to be up early to see going through the Canal!

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
What a beautiful little city! Took a bus tour and loved every minute of it. Was surprised at all of the beautiful huge hotels out of town a bit.

Pros: Loved the selection of shore excursions

Cons: the entertainment was very poor for a HAL ship! Have had better on Carnival!

Recommends Zuiderdam? Yes!

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