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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 17, 2014
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
not much fun


3 out of 5
Staff shows were mediocre; Island Magic was fantastic.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Erwin, Jesy, Budi and Made were fabulous!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
it is poorly designed

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
needs a better television system

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
love the boardwalk in Hollywood, the fishing museum and the Hard Rock casino
5 out of 5
beautiful..but needs better shopping
3 out of 5
take a is disappointing
5 out of 5
Get off the ship and walk over the bridge to the town...great!

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5
listen to commentary and take pictures

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
need more time here
5 out of 5
we toured the rain forest..beautiful, but hot..lots of walking!
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