Not what I expected

Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: October 30, 2019

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4033

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

If you like older people and no activities after 11:00 pm, this is the cruise for you. Entertainment was scheduled at the same time. Repetitive food unless you want to pay extra. And no late night dining.


3 out of 5
No one wanted to help us, we were on our own.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very little variety

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Very little to choose from


2 out of 5
Everything was at the same time

Children's Programs

We do not have kids and this cruise did not have many children

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Felt invisible

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Lot of windows that were cracked

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
This was the only positive point to the cruise. Willie our service help was wonderful.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

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

Been there several times

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

2 out of 5
Was not aware of the time change and missed the excursion

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
The excursion took us into the old city which was nice, but did not tell us that they were not going to leave until 11:30 and we waited on the bus for over an hour

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

2 out of 5
Was not informed that we need an excursion to get off the ship until that day

Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)

2 out of 5

Cruise Gatun Lake And Panama Canal

2 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

2 out of 5

Colon, Panama

2 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
We were able to leave the ship and go to the market. Very humid but nice area


4 out of 5
We were able to stay in our room until it was time to leave. This was a nice surprise
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