nice cruise experience with some dissapointments regarding special foods ordered in advance. Being a vegeterian I ate the same things most of the time. After a few days I was tired of having to eat the same thing 3 days in a row.

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Zuiderdam

11 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 05, 2018

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4138

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

great experience, except in the dining experience as a vegetarian. They always get the special order wrong and I was server the same dinner 3 days in a row even though I ordered something differedt. At disembarkmetn I ended up with a broken suitcase handle and a cut finger as a result. Also a bottle of liquor broke because it was not padded properly in the hand carried box. Big diasppointment with the packaging at the duty free store. They need to have bubble wrap instead of paper bags. Please advise who will pay of the broken sitcase handle.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
As a vegetarian I expected when I ordered a special meal that it will meet my expectation. I ate the same meal 3 days in a row, very disappointed in dinners on board

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
not much activity to do since the crowd was older.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
I would have been nice to have a steel band playing Caribbean music on the pool deck. They had a steel band playing classical music but only 2 days in a formal setting with no dancing. Island magic musicians are great and talented but the ship needs to liven up the deck with a Caribbean atmosphere. That was missing and a big diasppointment

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
all the waiters were excellent and the had to apologize each time the galley got my order wrong. I did not make a big deal since their attention to my disappointment was taken attentively.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
. My cabin was always attended to and each night I look forward for the surprise, not the chocolate but the towel creations.

Ship tip

be mentally prepared to hang out with senior citizens and embrace their wisdom and life experience. It's was different from past cruises.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
It was a good experience untill my husband cut is finger on the handle of the suitcase which was broken at some point during the last night it was taken away from the halway outside the cabin.
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