Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

OK but not Great

Sail Date: February 05, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Relaxing not the best cruise but not the worst either.  Ship needs to be updated and understand it will go into dry dock later this year.  It needs it.  Unfortunately we are booked on same ship this summer for Baltic cruise.  Know ship and have made some changes based on our knowledge now.

Cabin / Stateroom
Room OK it was clean but needed to updated, balcony area really dirty and rust everywhere. We didn't realize we would not have glass on balcony so had to stand to see out. Could not sit to enjoy view.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Ship is OK but looks old, needs to go to dry dock and get refreshed.
Destinations and Excursions
Were disappointed about excursion of canal. Felt like we were misled when we got off ship and were told it would be 6 hours before we would get on ferry to locks. Not sure there would been other options but it would have been nice to know that before getting off ship.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Found getting a drink a bar was difficult, wait staff was good but sometimes at peak time had to wait. Dinner staff good, had 1 person who was sick and we feel exposed our group late in trip. Overall we were pleased.
Food and Dining
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Oranjestad, Aruba
Willemstad, Curacao
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
12 hours excursion ... way to long!
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal
Colon, Panama
Excursion was so late getting back did not have a chance to experience Colon
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
weather issues did not stop

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