Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

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5 out of 5

Great Cruise

Sail Date: December 03, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

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

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!

The Island Magic Steel Drum Band and magician Jeff Petterson were fantastic. The ship production needs performers who could sing and not lip sync.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room steward needed to pay more attention to details like dusting, vacuuming, and keep paper supplies stocked.
Ship Quality
Just the right size!
Food and Dining
Food was much better on the Lido Buffets than in the Vista Dining Room.
Service and Staff
Oranjestad, Aruba

Don't Miss: Butterly Farm

Don't Miss: Swarovski Crystal Shop right next to ship dock
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

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

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