Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Not my first cruise

Sail Date: December 10, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

If you have cruised before you may be disappointed with this supplier. The ship had just come out of drydock and had about 80 percent new staff. Water dripped from many places, even while standing in the food lineups, lots of washrooms were not working, etc. The food looked awesome but had very little taste or seasonng, the lineups for seating were ridiculous with lots of empty tables, no food or coffee available after 9 pm except room service. Bar staff in most areas had no interest in serving guests.
Ship Quality
Would have been better clean and not leaking
Food and Dining
nice presentation, little taste
Cabin / Stateroom
ours got made up daily, lots did not.
Service and Staff
steep learning curve for lots of them, lacked politeness
must like bingo, art work and pianos
Children's Programs not applicable
Onboard Activities
the ice carving was nice.
Destinations and Excursions
the excursions were great-good value for your money
Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal
Colon, Panama
not as friendly as previous ports
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
very nice scenery
Oranjestad, Aruba
great excursions
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
left late in darkness, not a photo opt
Cartagena, Colombia
lots to see, not enough time
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
lots to do, food good, not enough time on island
Willemstad, Curacao
lots of things to do and see, very clean
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
zip line and hacienda tour super!
Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal
very exciting, arrived at sunrise


sleep in late, go to bed early.

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