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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 10, 2012
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
nice presentation, little taste

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
the ice carving was nice.


1 out of 5
must like bingo, art work and pianos

Children's Programs

not applicable

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
steep learning curve for lots of them, lacked politeness

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Would have been better clean and not leaking

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
ours got made up daily, lots did not.

Ship Tip

sleep in late, go to bed early.

3 out of 5
left late in darkness, not a photo opt
5 out of 5
great excursions
5 out of 5
lots to see, not enough time
3 out of 5
not as friendly as previous ports

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5
very nice scenery
5 out of 5
lots to do, food good, not enough time on island
5 out of 5
lots of things to do and see, very clean
5 out of 5
zip line and hacienda tour super!
5 out of 5
very exciting, arrived at sunrise
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