10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Sail Date: April 12, 2011 Ship: Zuiderdam Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Singles/Friends Reviewed: 6 years ago
Sip is old and showing wear. Dining Areas were not what I expected from this cruise line.
Food and Dining
1 out of 5
It ws terrible - From the As You Wish Dining to the Lido Buffet to the Terrace Grill. Waitstaff was undermanned and fighting a losing battle. Food in the dining room was pretty, but not very tasty. Food in the Lido Buffet was just OK but the service was horrible. Dirty tables, long lines and no silverware were my biggest complaints. It was a mess.
5 out of 5
Shows were well done. water Aerobics were fun but crowded.
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
Most staff were friendly and smiling. The waitstaff in the Dining Room and Buffet acted as if they were unhappy and wished they were somewhere else. Many people on the cruise were talking about it.
3 out of 5
Easy to get around, but the ship is showing her age. It was generally clean but you would notice areas that needed attention from time to time.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
Stateroom was clean and the attendant was excellent. I could not ask for better service. My only comment would be the linens. They were old, thin and in need of replacement.
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