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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 17, 2012
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
It was our first time on Holland America and we were very impressed with all the little extras on board - to include the fresh fruit in the cabins, the exceptional cleanliness of the entire ship, and the mouth watering food. The crew are all so happy - it is nice to see people that enjoy their jobs - it must be a good company to work for.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was excellent. The dining room was better than the buffet. We had open seating which was nice because we went when we were ready to go. We could eat with different people each night or by ourselves if that is what we wanted.


3 out of 5
There were many activities but many were geared toward an older crowd. the clientele is slightly older than other cruise lines.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We have been on many cruises, but the staff and crew of this ship and genuinely happy employees and it shows.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The most comfortable bed on a cruise ever! The robes to borrow during the trip are a very nice touch. The cabin was spacious (how often do you hear that of a cabin?).

Pros: the itinary

Cons: evening entertainment

Recommends Zuiderdam? No.

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