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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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26 Night Northern Isles & Celtic Discovery (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 16, 2017

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4178

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The itinerary was the draw for me. I had high expectations and the ports exceeded them. The ship experience was nice. The cabin was comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was quick and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the dining room was very good. The Pinnacle is always great and the Dive In was fantastic. The Lido has a great salad bar and is excellent for breakfast.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Being Holland America, the onboard activities are pretty tame. I enjoyed the spa and the casino. There are a lot of culinary sessions if that is of interest.


Not really interested in the entertainment.

Children's Programs

No kids with us. I can't imagine this is a super kid friendly ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff seemed very happy and was friendly. Provided excellent service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is in need of an update, but it was clean and the layout nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were lucky and got an aft balcony. The beds were very comfortable.

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5

Alesund, Norway

5 out of 5
Beautiful small town and very easy to walk around and see the city.

Akureyri, Iceland

5 out of 5
We went on the Jewels of the North tour. Excellent tour but a little rushed. We saw falls, lakes, craters and geysers. The tour included lunch which was very nice.

Isafjordur, Iceland

5 out of 5
We went on the Vigur Island tour. If you like birds, you will love this tour. I am not a big bird fan, but enjoyed the tour and saw Puffins (which was my goal). The tour is not for people with any mobility challenges.

Reykjavik, Iceland

5 out of 5

Djupivogur, Iceland Did not visit port

The weather was bad so we could not tender in.

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

5 out of 5
Easy starting point to beautiful Scottish scenery and Loch Ness.

Edinburgh, Scotland

5 out of 5

Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland Did not visit port

Belfast, Northern Ireland Did not visit port

Dublin, Ireland Did not visit port

Liverpool, England Did not visit port

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland Did not visit port

Kristiansand, Norway Did not visit port


5 out of 5
Easy disembarkation. We had breakfast in our room and waited until our number was called.
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