Excellent and memorable Panama Cruise

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4.6 out of 5
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10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 07, 2018

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 7088

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review Summary

Aside from minor glitches and rather poor weather, this was a very wonderful experience


4 out of 5
Delayed by passengers embarking late, but in all, no glitches

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
A couple odd comedy-of-error mistakes in the main dining room, but overall, very excellent food and very good service

Ocean Bar

2 out of 5

The happy hour service at the Ocean bar was quite poor, probably because it was completely full every day. We finally made a formal complaint and after that, we noticed a marked improvement in the service to the entire bar.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Absolutely superb shows, musicians and entertainers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room stewards were excellent, as were the two stewars in the Neptune Lounge, both very attentive and helpful. The wait staff, particularly in the Pinnacle Lounge was also excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship-shape and very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
One of the best parts of the cruise was our room. Tons of space and everything logical and accessible.

Ship Tip

Enjoy every moment.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

heavy rain

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

3 out of 5
Very sad to see the terrible poverty in this city. Probably the worst I've seen.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Did not visit port

Seas were to rough to dock.


5 out of 5
Simple and well-organized
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