Zuiderdam and united provide a great cruise experience!

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

17 Night Canal Sunfarer & Western Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2015

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7116

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Chris of united and Holland America's Zuiderdam delivered in providing us a with a wonderful cruise vacation that included the Panama Canal, Half Moon Bay, Aruba, Bonnaire, and Costa Rica.  Everything was handled so professionally from the beginning booking by Chris to the end of the cruise experience.  Thank you!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Best service on any cruise line! Special diets are provided with delicious selections.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved B.B. King All Stars, Dancing with the Stars, and nightly dancing to a live band.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Didn't experience

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining room and cabin staff were wonderful!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Dining room, cabins,, theaters, and lounges were very comfortable and up to date, but outdoor pool area needs some sprucing up.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Quiet, clean, well organized, and very comfortable cabin (away from the elevators, and with no noise from above or below). As I sleep better without light in the room, this was a perfect choice of cabin!

Ship tip

If you have any dietary requirements, needs, or desires, just tell the dining room stewards, and they will be very happy to arrange for what you'd like! They made dining a happy and pleasurable experience for all!

Ports of call

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Beautiful, but windy.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
If you are experienced as a snorkeler, be sure to ask if your snorkel excursion will go to the best sites (or they'll just take you to a beach where they take beginners.

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal) Did not visit port

We didn't "cruise Gatun Lake", but chose the Embera Native Village Excursion. It was the best choice we could have made!!

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Did not visit port

We loved our white water rafting excursion!!!!

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

Snorkeling...and walking on a long beach with beautiful soft (like flour) beach! Next time, I'll also take the horseback riding excursion on the beach (and in the water)!
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