Calm seas on a noisy ship

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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29 Night Azores And Normandy & Baltic Adventure (Ft. Lauderdale To Copenhagen)

Sail date: April 18, 2016

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5122

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale we enjoyed mostly calm seas with only a day or two of some moderate rocking.  Food was good and some of the entertainment was good.  Annika in the piano bar was fantastic.  Two major problems were encountered.  First of all after three days at sea we both contracted an upper respirator illness, but it wasn't only us.  As we interacted with larger numbers of passengers it became apparent that this was a widespread problem.  A number of us think there is an air quality problem on the boat.  Add to that the serious condensation we encountered in the Vista dining room. 

The other problem is that every day men were working outside our cabin on the lifeboat mechanisms.  This consisted of grinding and hammering ALL DAY!  Needless to say afternoon naps were hard to come by.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

We liked the size of the ship.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Horta, Azores

1 out of 5

Ponta Delgada, Azores

3 out of 5

La Coruna, Spain

3 out of 5

Cherbourg, France

5 out of 5

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Make sure to go to Bruges. A wonderful town.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
The tulip festival was stunning.
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