Great Itinerary, bad food service, my 100th cruise
Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean
Sail Date: October 27, 2014
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 4180
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
The itinerary was great, however, due to the age demographics (average age of cruiser approximately 75+ years old), dining options and activities extremely limited.
Food extremely bland in dining room and lido deck. On sea days dining room open for lunch only 1 hour. Lido deck food extremely bland and limited and not a true buffet. With the exception of the salads, crew members served everything to you on and very hot plate through a pass-through. I am only in my 50's and would want a little more that a small disk of fish, so when asking to have more placed on my plate they acted like I had asked for a whole tuna to be cooked up and given to me. If you wanted anything to eat after 8:30 pm, you had to order through room service which had a very limited menu and rarely get your order correct.
The bulk (90%) of the activities ended at 8:30 or 9:00 pm.
Again the itinerary is once in a lifetime good, transiting the Panama Canal, but if you are younger and/or are looking for a little more fun, this is not the cruise for you.