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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 02, 2015
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We had a superb cruise an a fine ship.  The food was excellent, service excellent, weather excellent.

We wanted to be in warm weather and to enjoy care free lazy days.  Where we stopped didn't matter much.  This cruise filled our desires.  The stops were ok, but the big thing for us was being on a care free get away. 

We like going through Ft Lauderdale and have gone on several cruises through that port.  We were extremely disappointed with the disembarking process.  We end a nice cruise by standing in line in a warehouse dragging our baggage for over an hour getting through customs.  Holland American and the port folks at Ft Lauderdale need to take a hard look at disembarking. 


Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lots of food choices and good service. We chose our dining time.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Nice classes on windows 8.1


3 out of 5
The piano player in the piano bar was awesome.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our waiter and his assistant, Dani, were superb.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We liked the ship because it wasn't too big and wasn't all glass and plastic.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Not huge, but what cabins are? Ocean veranda; nice.

Ship Tip

The internet café and Crow's nest was a great place to hang out.

3 out of 5
Disembarkation was a bummer.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Interesting old fort to visit.
5 out of 5
Going through the locks is very interesting.

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

3 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Don't bother to get off the boat.
3 out of 5
Nice little town. Tour of bannana plantation good.
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