Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 05, 2016
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8023
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Started with boarding process, they  lost some of info, had to redo. Cabin shall we say was well worn. Upholstery was cracked & frayed. Had good cabin service folks though, they were best crew we encountered.Main dining room menu very poor & limited, that is compared to Carnival & Royal Caribbean. I think one of the best meals we had was the complimentary lunch at the Pinnacle you folks provided. The second Sat. night dinner was good. My wife loves lobster but even if you pay the $29.00/person for the Pinnacle they charge you another 20 for lobster which means it's $98.00 for 2, NO WAY! Some of dining room staff were rude. We are not young but when you see a dozen scooters & wheelchairs lined up at dining room entrance, not a good sign. They skipped a port (Limon). Went to Grand Cayman instead (NO!). Did love Panama Canal. Will not go on Holland America again. Also had probably 100 or so cases of Noro Virus. We didn't get it. Thank God

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Cabin service was good

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Old & very worn

Ship Tip

Don't go unless you are 80 years old

3 out of 5
5 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Did not visit port

They skipped it, I think questionable exsuse. Probably cheaper for them to go to Grand Cayman.
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