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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: January 16, 2019

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4171

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We will definitely cruise with Holland American again on this ship or one of similar size


5 out of 5
Holland America has boarding very well organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
5k walk


5 out of 5
The singers and dancers were great. Sorry the group is leaving. Island Magic and the classic string quintet were awesome

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dindin is an awesome waiter as were Frank and Ani our room stewards. The Lido chefs were excellent. Lido market table servers were a mix of very good and a few slackers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
very well maintained. Ship size and layout of areas was just right for us.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Be sure you're not the next to last cabin aft. Bed shakes from engine vibes & thrusters

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
No excursion. It was relaxing and pretty

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Port was OK I will provide separate feedback on Curacao Actief

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
non EXC tour with Julito was very good

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

5 out of 5
EXC excursion was awesome

Colon, Panama

2 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Well organized. Somehow oily goop was on our snorkel bags else would rate higher
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