great itinerary, old ship

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 58

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Aegean Explorer (Athens To Rome)

Sail date: October 14, 2015

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4059

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The ports were good but the ship needs and overhaul. They added rooms but not public space so you could not find a seat in the lido, or sometimes the Vista lounge. They dropped the HAL Cats and the dance band in the Ocean Bar so dancing was not every night and was not as good as the dedicated dance band. The entertainment was good sometimes but they showed an old movie one night as the entertainment! There was "Voce" a female quartet whose high notes screeched! Not good! The Flyboys were great. The comics funny.

The crew was excellent, dining room, cabin and Front desk.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The crew did not tie down the cover on the lifeboat outside our room several times and the flapping kept us awake. They could not fix it until morning twice. No sleep for us. The bathroom floor was cracked in several places, the sink and tub had dents! It was clean and the bed comfortable.

Ports of call

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

3 out of 5
Do not ride the donkey! The lines for the cable car are at least 90 min. each way.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
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