Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

Not a great experience

Sail Date: July 28, 2016

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Would definitely not recommend this cruise ship to others.

The itinerary stopped in unnecessary ports. 

The food was not good.

Ship was not kept up

Ship excursions way overpriced and information on their website was misleading, almost threatening.

Staff, except for excursions head, were very good and friendly.

Cabin / Stateroom
There were maintenance issues that should have been attended to
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation had long lines, that is to be expected, but asking those checking us in about questions for onboard they had no idea. I am guessing outside company with no training.

Disembarkation was very early in AM and so not crowded and went well.
Ship Quality
Clean, public areas very nice, but there were broken windows in various locations, rusty areas in cabins
Destinations and Excursions
They need to work on these. We were the first to stop in one port and it certainly was not value for money. Others not always run well
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
regular dancers /singers notgood
Service and Staff
Food and Dining Did not at all live up to expectations
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Don't go into Berlin, get outside of ship private company for local tour
Tallinn, Estonia
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Buy ballet ticket not from ship for possibly 100s $$ less than ship charge
Helsinki, Finland Not much to see, do outside private tour
Stockholm, Sweden
Travemunde (Lubeck), Germany
Lovely town, the ship needs to improve on tours
Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tip

DON'T do it!



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