1st time

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 09, 2016
Ship: Zuiderdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7136
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

As a 1st time cruise it was great. We were looking to see if we could even go on a cruise w/out being seasick. We were also trying to get an impression of places for retirement possibilities, or places we might like to return to for longer visits.  We chose Holland mostly because of the smoking policy and the timeframe of the cruise worked for us. We didn't do any excursions other than where our feet could take us from the ports. I would do some things differently next time. There are plenty of other islands to check out and this still seems like the best value to see many places in 1 trip.Happy

Food and Dining

5 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

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Aft cabin at the stern. Loved the location. Watching and hearing the wake was relaxing as watching a fire in the fireplace. The verandah was longer than the port or starboard cabins also. The room was nice and had enough storage and hangers. The bed and pillows were fine. Not the best location if you get queasy easily.

Ship Tip

On embarkation day you should head up to the lido for lunch and by the time you go to your room your luggage will be there.

3 out of 5
Was just happy to get to the ship. Was a long prior night and morning.
5 out of 5
Modern touristy
5 out of 5
Pretty..could benefit more by just having a litter or bottle return policy
3 out of 5
Was a rainy day. Didn't get to see the old city. The port zoo and shops were nice.
5 out of 5
It is an interesting place to see and thing to do
3 out of 5
Not much to walk to but we did buy a coffee and got the wifi password.
5 out of 5
Not a lot to walk to near the port and again could stand a little cleaning up, but the friendly people stood out.
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