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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Aegean Explorer (Athens To Rome)
Sail Date: October 14, 2015
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 5184
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I disagree with any negative reviews of the Zuiderdam.  The ship was clean, well-maintained, and very comfortable.  Anything plumbing or electrical issues were expedited efficiently and service onboard was outstanding.  Everyone was friendly and eager to help.  I would cruise on her again with NO reservations at all!


The Ports-of-Call were wonderful.  We did six tours, but also went ashore and just poked around at many ports.  All were interesting, historic, and filled with friendly and helpful people.


The only time the ship was bumpy was between Cadiz and the Azores.  The actual crossing of the Atlantic was calm and very relaxing.  My husband and I are in our 70s and had a wonderful 50th anniversary cruise!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable, except for sofa (too low and tilted forward).

Ship Tip

We had a stern balcony cabin ... much bigger balcony than other port of starboard balconies.

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Plan on a 2+ hour wait for the cable car if three ships are anchored.
5 out of 5
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