Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Renovations don't make older ships newer

Sail Date: October 17, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

This ship does not have a good design.  There is no real lobby, hallways are narrow, pools are awkwardly located.  You have to walk through the cafeteria to get to the back pool and through the spa to get to the other.  Even walking to dinner takes you through long hallways of nothing.  There is a wonderful staff, but the ship can't compare to others I've experienced.

Ship Quality
it is poorly designed
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Erwin, Jesy, Budi and Made were fabulous!
Staff shows were mediocre; Island Magic was fantastic.
Onboard Activities
not much fun
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
needs a better television system
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
love the boardwalk in Hollywood, the fishing museum and the Hard Rock casino
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
beautiful..but needs better shopping
Oranjestad, Aruba
take a tour...town is disappointing
Willemstad, Curacao
Get off the ship and walk over the bridge to the town...great!
Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
listen to commentary and take pictures
Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal
Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal
Colon, Panama
need more time here
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
we toured the rain forest..beautiful, but hot..lots of walking!


If you travel on this ship first, it will seem okay. But go on a newer ship (possibly another cruise line) and you will see the difference for yourself.

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