Excellent experience , Highly Recommend

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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11 Night Mediterranean Explorer (Rome To Barcelona)

Sail date: August 02, 2015

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1108

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

We have travelled on three different cruises; Carnival 😶, Disney 😘 and now Holland America 😃😃😃😃. This was a great trip with me and my husband and our three children; 17, 14, and 9. We did all the various shore excursions, and it was a great way to get an introduction to Southern Europe. But the cruise ship specifically I would say; great and friendly crew, excellent food, great accommodations and would travel with Holland America and Zuiderdam again.



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We got upgraded to Veranda deck at no charge. Room 5099

Ship tip

Don't buy wine on the excursions to drink on board. They charge 18 Euros for un corking fee. Better off to bring your favorite wines with you instead.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
Nothing to see in Naples. We did not do an excursion this trip.

Palermo, Sicily

5 out of 5

Olbia, Sardinia

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

3 out of 5
It was great to see Piza, but it was hot and very crowded.

Calvi, Corsica

5 out of 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

3 out of 5
Monaco was kinda "Ho-hum", but Eze was amazingly!!!!

Saint Raphael, France

5 out of 5
Beautiful City, very friendly.
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