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3.5 Editor's Rating
There's nothing wrong with a classic. And in an era where cruise lines keep adding a dizzying array of features (Skydiving! Bumper cars! Zip lines!), Holland America's Zuiderdam maintains the line's reputation ...
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770 Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews

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Sandy64
Member Since 2009
1 review
77 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We originally wanted to cruise on the Koningsdam, but having read adverse reviews, and the fact that there are no chairs on the promenade deck, we chose this cruise because it called at ports we had not been to. When we booked the cruise, ... Read more
hallee6
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We were actually booked on an RCCL 8 day Norwegian Fjord trip in August but then we received a Holland America Casino offer which saved us a few thousand dollars. Jumped on the opportunity to go for 12 nights AND save money. With that ... Read more
roncrowe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Very few negatives on this cruise. The ship was clean and quiet. Service throughout was outstanding. Food was fine, both in the cafeteria and dining room. The only negatives I have to report are a lack of on board activities compared ... Read more
rosey123
Member Since 2010
1 review
17 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time on Holland America! We chose this cruise because of the iteinary. The weather was nice except for a couple of days. Seas were very calm. Husband got food poisoning from lido on second day. I informed front desk and a ... Read more
pennysimonson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It is something we always wanted to see but I never received a survey from Holland America and wanted to mention a few of the crew who went beyond just serving and made the cruise even more enjoyable! Mark Sauza was always on top of things ... Read more

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monalisa115
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise mainly because of the itinerary. We have been to Oslo before and have always wanted to re-visit this area and this ship has the best itinerary for us. Although a cruise port visit can never be as in depth as a land ... Read more
reads2go
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We selected this cruise because it covered much of Scandinavia. We've traveled on HAL before and generally felt it was a good value. We were upgraded to a small suite with a veranda which was lovely. The stateroom had alot of space. ... Read more
sandjincfl6681
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
10 helpful votes
With a wonderful itinerary (particularly Berlin and St. Petersburg) we did our third HAL cruise. Having been on the Maasdam and Eurodam we knew what to expect and are not on a cruise boat to go on climbing walls or zip lines. This ship ... Read more
ladygrace5
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We have sailed on the Zuiderdam three tines in the last two and half years and this was a disappointment to us as the ship has gone down hill just since last year in the Med. The food quality was poor and the service on the Lido not up to ... Read more
Directrix
Member Since 2014
1 review
40 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was scanning cruises in the Baltic for 2017 when this 2016 cruise to both the Baltic AND the Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Highlands showed up. I learned on the ship it was really 2 back-to-back cruises and many of the passengers were ... Read more

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rubydot
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We are in our seventies and used to traveling. We pay for first class and expect good service, but we are not demanding. We are pretty easy-going...but This was about our fourteenth cruise. For ten of the twelve days we had NO HOT ... Read more
rayu13
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The Baltic is a wonderful place to cruise, with many interesting ports. However, St. Petersburg has to be the most wonderful port of all. We saved several hundred dollars there by using Alla Tours rather than excursions from the ship. All ... Read more
rayu13
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We love Holland America and we wanted to see the Baltic. Nearly all of the ports were wonderful, and St. Petersburg was the standout. It's a MUST VISIT place. Our ship's staff, food, stateroom and common rooms were great, as we have ... Read more
bcamnb
Member Since 2010
1 review
135 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its itinerary, price and length. The transatlantic part was great - full of activities, excellent entertainment, and solo time if you so desired. We had a cabin with a window but it was smaller than the ... Read more
Firehawk110
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our 3rd Transatlantic cruise in a row. Each cruise had completely different itineraries and we both love the sea days and on crossings there are plenty of sea days to relax as you see fit. My wife and I enjoy the guest speakers ... Read more

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Locomotiveman
Member Since 2003
6 reviews
733 forum posts
3 helpful votes
4-stars, not 5. I'd need Oceania or Crystal to get a 5 outa me. We LOVE Transatlantic cruises. For the $Value$ seekers, this may be a true bargain...maybe. Zip,zip with Holland-America on boarding and departures. Baltics Ports were ... Read more
bdfred
Member Since 2015
1 review
68 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. The TA crossing followed by the Baltic ports and then the Fjords and Highlands. 41 days and very port intensive. Embarkation/Debarkation went extremely smooth. The cabin attendants were excellent, ... Read more
Daytona_MAc
Member Since 2009
1 review
62 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We've sailed on the Zuiderdam previously, in 2009, and enjoyed ourselves. The ship was showing her age on this cruise, I must say. The staff we dealt with were very good, the food was good, and most ... Read more
patandjohn@mindspring.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on a Holland America ship and we found it to be the nicest we have yet experienced. We have sailed on NCL and Celebrity in the past. We combined two separate cruises to get a 29 day total. The first was a 17 ... Read more
JForbes-Murphy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
20 helpful votes
We absolutely hated this cruise!! This was our fourth cruise with Holland America and our last! The good parts of the cruise were our room stewards were quite nice and did a good job; our servers in the dinning room were also quite nice ... Read more

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menea
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
24 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Chose the transatlantic to relax and recharge- unlike many of the people on this cruise I am not retired and work very hard each year to go on a long cruise. We chose the Zuiderdam because we are three star mariners and have sailed it ... Read more
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Golfeline
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Although we are much younger than the average person on the ship, we did enjoy it. The ship itself needs to be upgraded i.e. TVs, stateroom furniture, WiFi, Unfortunately, some of the needed work of chipping rust on deck happened ... Read more
Dodienuts
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose HAL as we has never cruised with them before. We thought we would try a different cruise line as we have only ever cruised with Princess. A big mistake! What a disappointment! The zuiderdam is in the worst condition that we have ... Read more
tobyfive
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise strictly on the itinerary. The boat itself does have some issues. I definitely would not say it's a rust bucket, I thought the interior was wonderful. The balcony was amazing. We had cabins 7001&7003. Both were ... Read more
tuitionowed
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
For our background we are in the late 50s/early 60s age category and this is our third HAL cruise with four cruises on another line. We like the peaceful nature of 10 day sailings, the teak wood promenade, and the superior service. ... Read more

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