Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

10 night Panama Canal Sunfarer

Sail Date: March 06, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

If you are old this is for you. But, if you are young or young at heart you need another cruise line. This  is a small ship with boring activities and shopping. Not much to do but lay around, ,eat and drink. The average age was 60 to 80 yrs. old. Though we are in our 60's ,we feel we are more active and want some more outgoing things to keep us preoccupied. This ship lacked enthusiasm. Holland caters to older people primarily and if that is what you want than great.

We have been on several Carnival cruises and they have all been fun to be on. I think the difference is that Carnival  is a larger ship and it has more shopping, more diverse age group with many things for all ages  to do entertained.  

Ship Quality
The first few days smelled like raw sewage in the Lido Buffet
Food and Dining
No complaints about the food or drinks. Delicious!
Service and Staff
All Very nice & friendly.
Great but needed more
Children's Programs Didn't see any activites for children
Onboard Activities
Not enough variety
Destinations and Excursions
Half Moon is a waist of time and money
Cabin / Stateroom
Room was nice. Balcony nice too but didn't us much as it was often too windy. Also when we were at sea the waves were drenching the balcony . The chairs and cushions were drenched so we could not sit on them.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Easy boarding.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
waiste of time and money. Just a few things recently put on island .nobody lives there.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Aruba was good which is better than ok but not great. Educational
Willemstad, Curacao
Excellent informative tour and shopping. Would like to stay longer.
Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal
Very interesting watching the ship go out of canal
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
Enjoyed locating wild monkeys. They came on our boat.
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
The guides were informative.
Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal
Enjoyed the tour.
Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal
Very interesting
Colon, Panama
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Loved seeing sloths & learning about them and jungle experence was excellent.


The Library had a wonderful view , great mocha coffee, puzzles ,books. but if you wanted to get on the internet to go through your email. .. forget it. That did not work. No Air service.

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