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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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11 Night The Atlantic Coast (Quebec City To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: October 09, 2019

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6051

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was our first time cruising on Holland American Line and we will definitely cruise with her again. We had an absolutely wonderful experience and were able to see lots of the fall foliage.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food on board was very good. The speciality dining rooms were amazing. The staff at the Lido Buffet were ALL very accommodating and always with a smile and kind word. The first couple of nights in the main dining room, it seemed that they could not get things organized so it took a little longer than normal to get the food. But otherwise it was very good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the programs that were offered on board very much. The Microsoft classes were all excellent and so helpful for our everyday usage. The American Test Kitchen was amazing.


5 out of 5
Enjoyed all the entertainment on board. The Lincoln Center Stage was a wonderful surprise for us. The 4 young musicians were all amazing. The B.B King band and singers were out of this world - every night they had great music. The dueling pianos was also very nice. The mainstage shows were good

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff was great. They were all so personable. All of the officers were approachable and very helpful. The wait staff was just amazing and our room steward was wonderful.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I liked the design of the ship. There were plenty places to sit and just enjoy the soft music and read a book or visit with friends. The areas were all well maintained. Some areas showed their age but always very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was very clean. Plenty of storage space. Enjoyed the balcony. Bathroom was surprisingly big with a tub.

Ship tip

Very laid back. Somewhat older crowd.

Ports of call

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
We started our trip here and Quebec City is an amazing town. We spent 2 days before boarding the Zuiderdam.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
Took a ship tour and afterwards had plenty time to walk around. Beautiful Island.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Had an excursion to the Bell museum. Great museum. And glad we had an excursion since it was a rainy day. Beautiful drive to the museum and back.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Great place. Visited Peggy's Cove and it was just wonderful. Afterwards we walked around the town. Very easy to get around.

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful shoreline. Visited several coves on our own. Had a delicious maine lobster dinner in town.

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Took the ship shuttle to town and wandered around the beautiful gardens.

Newport, Rhode Island

5 out of 5
Took the local bus to walk the 3.5 mile coast walk. Absolutely beautiful. Once back in town walked around. Very easy to get around

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Used the subway to get around and visited the 9/11 Memorial - very moving. Then took the subway to Rockefeller Center and walked to Central Park and back to ship.


5 out of 5
Extremely smooth disembarkation. When our color was called, we were able to walk off the ship without much delay. Picked up our bags and we were out the door within 15 minutes.
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