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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 03, 2010
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago

This is the second time sailing on the Zuiderdam. The first was on the ship when it was six months old. The Zuiderdam still looks and feels brand new. My favorite piece of artwork "The Mermaid Masquarade Ball" was still there and just as beautiful. Even though we sailed on December 3rd, I was kind of hoping Christmas decorations would be up. Decorations were going up when we disembarked on the 13th. Throughly enjoyed both shore excursions I went onl

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was much better on the Lido Buffets than in the Vista Dining Room.


5 out of 5
The Island Magic Steel Drum Band and magician Jeff Petterson were fantastic. The ship production needs performers who could sing and not lip sync.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Just the right size!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room steward needed to pay more attention to details like dusting, vacuuming, and keep paper supplies stocked.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Swarovski Crystal Shop right next to ship dock
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Off Road 6x6 Adventure - Eric the guide was great
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Butterly Farm

Pros: Island Magic Steel Drum Band

Cons: Partial transit through Panama Canal on December 9th - day after canal closing - locks not fully functioning yet - ship could not dock at Puerto Limon due to wind conditions

Recommends Zuiderdam? Yes!

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