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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
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.

Ship Quality

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.
3 out of 5
Amazing beaches, but the locals are not "tourist friendly".
3 out of 5
Locals were friendly and helpful. I felt safe browsing through town. Visited a beautiful church.
5 out of 5
Clean, bright and friendly. I want to go back and spend a week on my own. Great Port.
1 out of 5
Area was poor and dirty. I stayed very close to the ship.

Pros: Going through the Panama Canal

Cons: Food/Dining

Recommends Zuiderdam? No.

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