10 night Panama Canal Sunfarer

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 06, 2015

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8105

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

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 Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
No complaints about the food or drinks. Delicious!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not enough variety


5 out of 5
Great but needed more

Children's Programs

Didn't see any activites for children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All Very nice & friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The first few days smelled like raw sewage in the Lido Buffet

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Easy boarding.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

1 out of 5
waiste of time and money. Just a few things recently put on island .nobody lives there.

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5
Aruba was good which is better than ok but not great. Educational

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Excellent informative tour and shopping. Would like to stay longer.

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5
Very interesting watching the ship go out of canal

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5
Enjoyed locating wild monkeys. They came on our boat.

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5
The guides were informative.

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the tour.

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5
Very interesting

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Loved seeing sloths & learning about them and jungle experence was excellent.
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