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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4 out of 5

14 Night Tropical / Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7083

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Another great job HAL - our 8th cruise with and will be back


5 out of 5
FLL embarkation was flawless- the key is arrive at 12:30 and simply walk on board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Ate at Pinnacle 4 nights- Canaletto 1 night My steak at Canaletto was better than Pinnacle All service was amazing πŸ˜‰

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
A lady said to me β€œthere is nothing to do on this ship” I showed her my HAL Navigator itinerary for my day on my phone... there we 6 things that I had scheduled including the Culinary Arts activity- she silenced quickly. Hey Vacationing is what YOU do with it... certainly not the ships fault lady πŸ™ƒ


3 out of 5
Needs help here - we are not big fans of the ra ra ra reviews and prefer the Jazz and the casino

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best on the sea - amazing concierge staff. Housekeeping =flawless Cabana crew - AMAZING πŸ˜‰

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
She is older, but rides real nice πŸ˜‰

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Since our last Zuiderdam cruise 🚒 HAL has re done the rooms with a Bose system and a large mounted TV. New color scheme is very πŸ‘ nice

Ship tip

Rent a Cabana for your cruise- they pamper you with champagne 🍾 Chocolate covered strawberries πŸ“ and will get you anything you like - our cabana boys were so amazing and on top of anything we needed.. plus you stay out of the masses fighting for deck chairs

Ports of call

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
AlwYs beautiful

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5
Gibbs Bay - Jacks Cafe - This port has declined man ! They pile so much crap on the beach there is no room to walk! Rent a golf cart at the port entrance- explore!!!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

2 out of 5

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Walked right off- effortlessly

Traveler Photos

Neptune Neptune Family Cabana
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