A mediocre cruise on a tatty ship with only two good ports

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 17, 2014
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

First of all the ship is overdue a refurbishment, it's tatty with rust everywhere, dirty broken life boats, broken railings, etc. The interior, everywhere you look something is broken, chairs and sofas are broken and need replacement.  Our cabin had a broken door lock, a toilet that didn't flush properly and smelled, and our TV was too dark and needed adjustment.  


The help was good the food was decent but, not great.  The "Baked Alaska" was pathetic.  The entertainment was so so, except for the classical duet, they we're great.







Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not great, the Baked Alaska was pathetic.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Liked the library and the puzzles.


1 out of 5
Bad except for the Classical duet and the gutiarist. The classisal duo should have played in the dinning room during dinner.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The one shining star on this cruise

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Ship was overdue a refurbishment and was very rusty, with broken railings, hinges, and the lifeboats we're broken and ratty.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Tatty, with a broken door lock, a toilet that stank and only flushed some time, a shower that didn't drain and a TV that was way too dark.

Ship Tip

The chairs in the "Crows Nest" were the most comfortable. We also liked playing cards with friends to pass the time.

5 out of 5
If you have extra time in this port eat at the "Bimini Boatyard", only a few miles from the port.
5 out of 5
Drink rum in the Captain Morgan pirate ship. It always has a good breeze.
3 out of 5
Needs a improved waterfront...good shopping.
5 out of 5
A wonderful place to visit. Great shoppingand a bit like europe.

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

3 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

3 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Horrible industrial port. Bad tours unless you love bananas.
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