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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review

11 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 05, 2011

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

The ship was old, but most of the rooms and common areas were very well maintained. The rooms were never refurbished and had some issues, but not anything that was a show-stopper. Overall it was a nice looking ship with many venues to choose from.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Only negative was the variety at the Lido or general Buffet. Selection was limited and only a few stations were opened, causing lines at peak hours.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Holland America goes above and beyond relative to staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
They take pride in their cleanliness and record of good health.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Fridge didn't work and a few other things had issues, but overall clean and decent. Not the best nor the worst.

Pros: Ports of Call, Food and staff on Holland America.

Cons: Costa Rica was not pretty.

Recommends Zuiderdam? Yes!

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