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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review

10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 19, 2012

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review Summary

Ship was lacking in maintenance, many cabins had cabin temperatures over 75 degrees and I did not sleep for two nights before they adjusted it and I had to sleep on top of the bed as it was an oven. Offered to move us on the 6th day after multiple complaints They serve food on the buffet I believe to ration out the quantities that you get I had a sandwich with two skinny slices of Pastrami and had to ask for a third. I wanted bacon in the morning and had to stand in the egg line to get bacon. They ran out of coffee continually in the morning. Ship was a bad experience, to many other choices for your money. It appeared they lacked proper amount of man power and had alot of neglected maintenance.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
no air conditioning in the tropics

Pros: entertainment

Cons: lack of air conditioning in cabin \, and lack of full buffet for breakfast and lunch

Recommends Zuiderdam? No.

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