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Zuiderdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Zuiderdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6160

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We have done many cruises with other companies but all were over 10 years ago. If this is what the cruise industry has gone to it is down hill. We used to be pampered and you could have high expectations that would be exceeded. Now, not so much. The value is there since everything is covered and you can choose whether or not you want to spend more. Just don’t have high expectations and it will probably be good.


5 out of 5
They are very quick and smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
It has been a few years since our last cruise. Back then the food was exquisite, now just Ok. Nothing bad but nothing great either.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Good fitness center. Many people walk the upper deck in the morning and on the second day at sea they chose to close that deck to clean it right while several were walking. Not very customer centric in my opinion.


2 out of 5
If this is what all ships are doing now I am unimpressed. All of our previous cruises had at least 2 nights with broadway quality entertainment. There was nothing special any day on this one. The dancers were pretty good the second time we saw them.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall no complaints.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was perfect for us. Great size and all the features we needed,

Ship tip

Don’t expect too much and you will be fine. It was a good cruise just nothing too exciting.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
We did the land and sea, great water cruise.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Best island of the entire trip. They have aced this one.

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
Not much to see here but we did the electric Hummer and it was a good time.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
Again not much to see here. We did the town and beach excursion. They have very good host on all shore excursions we were on.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
We love Key West but did not do an excursion.


4 out of 5
As easy getting off as getting on.
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