Excellent food and service, but the ship is a little tired

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 79

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Zuiderdam

10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 20, 2016

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6061

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Our cruise was filled with excellent dining experiences, delicious food, and superb service as we have come to expect from Holland America Lines.  

 

The Signature Suites are fantastic spacious rooms with lovely amenities.  A great value compared to the Neptune Suites, which are slightly larger, come with privileges of the Neptune Lounge, yet are significantly more expensive.  For a luxurious room at a lower price point, the Signature Suites are worth consideration. 

 

The Zuiderdam, however, is aging and looking a bit tired.  We understand it is scheduled for room renovations in the fall of 2017.  The private verandahs are showing rust and discoloration, and this is a bit of a disappointment.  See photos that I have attached which were taken of our verandah. 

 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

The Signature Suites are fantastic spacious rooms with lovely amenities.  A great value compared to the Neptune Suites, which are slightly larger, come with privileges of the Neptune Lounge, yet are significantly more expensive.  For a luxurious room at a lower price point, the Signature Suites are worth consideration. 

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
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