Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Enjoyed our cruising experience!

Sail Date: March 08, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Had a great time. Each couple had a deluxe veranda room, spacious, extremely clean and fresh. Large veranda where we could eat outside if we chose. Room service prompt and food delicious. Stewards were excellent. Even had laundry and concierge services. No language problem. Least liked was Puerto Limon, no excursion but choose to walk into town by ourselves. Mistake. Returned to the ship as we did not feel safe. Panama Canal experience was superb. Highly recommended! Enjoyed Island Magic Steel Drums, they were great! Enjoyed meeting people of all ages on this cruise. Holland America is not a party ship (thank you) but there are plenty of things to do or not. Ready to go again on another cruise! We like the intimacy of the smaller ship and not the mega ships
that we have been on before.
Ship Quality
Like the intimacy of smaller ship
Food and Dining
Dining room food good/staff excellent!
Cabin / Stateroom
Stewards excellent!
Service and Staff
Liked our concierge staff
Adagio/Island Magic/Girl trumpeter good!
Children's Programs No children with us this time.
Onboard Activities
Plenty to do, just look around.
Destinations and Excursions
no ship excursions/hired taxi Curacao
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Great boarding service. No wait!
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Oranjestad, Aruba
Even found a fabric shop. Atkinson's
Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal
This was so interesting!
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
Wish we could have seen more.
Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal
Even saw crocodiles on the banks!
Colon, Panama
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Did not feel safe.


Spend the extra money for a deluxe room! You won't be disappointed.

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