Outstanding cruise

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 59

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: January 27, 2018

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4079

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Yes an older group of people, seniors if you will. But this can be a very nice change to the insanity that does occur on some other cruises we have done. Net of it, this was a great cruise and great experience. Thank You Holland, keep up the outstanding work.


5 out of 5
Went smooth, very organized, efficient, no issues whatsoever

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was truly great in our opinion. From Lido to specialty, great selection, presentation, cleanliness, and outstanding service and attention to detail.

Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

The lido experience was by far the best we have done in comparison to many of the others we have sailed with.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great selection of activities. A bit laid back, softer, lower key, then compared to a couple of others. We did enjoy it and must say, the kid and crazy factor was basically nonexistent, but thats what we wanted for this cruise, so it was a refreshing change.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service with a smile, all ways and always. Also very refreshing. From Captain to crew, it showed. Thus Holland does seem to try very hard to do it better.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes a little older ship, but very clean, easy to get around, so nothing to complain about.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
View was a little obstructed, but met our needs just nicely. Would do again. Actually very convenient location.

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
Always a great port of call. We like this stop alot.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Better then expected, would go back actually. Was curious due to past reputation, but was fine.

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5
This was an absolute treat to say the least, and the way it was handled by Holland was fantastic. .Narrated by an on board local guide, front of ship opened for viewing, truly memorable

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
.expectations also, would come back here as well


5 out of 5
A little delayed due to some health issues, and some injuries that had to be dealt with.
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