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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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777 Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews

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Eqhntr78
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We took a family cruise on 2/05/16 which consisted of my parents (mid-60's), my sister's family (early 30's with a three year old) and myself and husband (37 & 45). Even my parents said they felt extremely young on this cruise ... Read more
planitohio
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
164 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 14th cruise, our first on Holland America. We cruised with another couple that was on their second cruise, first on Holland America. Boarding in Ft. Lauderdale went very well. We were on the ship by 11:30 and able to go ... Read more
lovetocruise3333
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We are a couple in their late 50 's traveling with our best friends also in their late fifties. We flew in from New York to Fort laudersdale the day before. We stayed at the Embasssy Suites which is less than a mile from Port Everglades ... Read more
janazombie
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I just love Holland America and would suggest spending the extra $$ to get a balcony suite, preferably a Neptune Suite. Our room and balcony was enormous and we had private "membership" to the Neptune Lounge, which is like ... Read more
pbnjrockette
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
972 forum posts
2 helpful votes
EMBARKATION—We arrived on an early flight and were in Group 3 to enter the ship. No lines at check-in but had to wait until after 11:30 to board the ship. Our cabin was ready and we went up to Deck 9 Lido for an uncrowded lunch. Was ... Read more

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skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
246 forum posts
It's the first time we haven't driven down to Florida from Ont. Ca. We flew using the services of HAL, on A/C, we had checked out the air fares before we booked the flight, and the fares were cheaper than what was quoted with A/C, by a ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
The cruise was fine, let me start by saying that. But the ship is showing it's age. People were calling it the "rusterdam" because of all the rust evident everywhere. The chair is our room was in deplorable condition. Took ... Read more
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MrStuff
Member Since 2010
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having done the same cruise on NCL, I found HAL quieter, friendlier and more upscale. Their Half Moon Cay was a pleasant surprise - much nicer than NCL's private island. My signature suite was large; you could throw a small party on the ... Read more
FMgals
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
Hello, We have been loyal HAL Cruisers the decade or so and have always been quite happy with the ships, the service, the food and our accommodations. We decided to try a Caribbean Cruise to get away for the Xmas and New Years ... Read more
SWeaster
Member Since 2006
1 review
191 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
Our first cruise together was on the Zuiderdam in Fall 2004. With a long Christmas break at work and the availability of a Monday to Monday cruise we decided to sail on her again. This allowed for a two day drive to Fort Lauderdale ... Read more

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Grandpaul
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
10,925 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Recently returned form a 10 day cruise on the Zuiderdam to Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal and Costa Rica. Some of my favorite places to visit. Our first cruise on the Zuiderdam. We had sailed on the Maasdam a couple months before so being ... Read more
Capt Bob
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Having sailed numerous times (over 200 days) on Holland america I think I can safely say they have dropped from a premier cruise line to a mediocre line. Upon arriving I was told that I was only a 3 star Mariner and I could wait with ... Read more
nebraskacorn
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had read several negative reviews of this ship, we had a wonderful experience! Yes, some of the soft goods were a little worn (i.e. scratched leather furniture) but the elegance of the ship more than compensated for wear and tear. We ... Read more
Flshelley
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Our travel agent advised us that this cruise line attracts mature travelers. Being recently retired, I assumed that meant 50's and 60's. I think we were among the youngest ones on the cruise. Watch out for the ones on the mobile scooters! ... Read more
Sstylechild
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Our 9th cruise, and 2nd on Holland America was just O.K. The food was Buffet Restaurant quality at best, ( think Golden Corral, Old Country Buffet). Dining room service was not quite up to par as I've experienced on most other cruise ... Read more

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sasysutler
Member Since 2005
20 reviews
4,495 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the 2nd time on Zuiderdam as mom wanted to see the Panama Canal AGAIN. Embarkation was a breeze, and right to our room at noon. The ship is easy to manuver around, but even with an update she is nothing special. All the ... Read more
Camden lady
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation: It was only a 10 minute cab ride from the airport to the cruise terminal. Once there the embarkation process proceeded quickly and we were on board the ship within an hour or so. The ship is definitely older however we ... Read more
My & Mau
Member Since 2011
1 review
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Intro: I wanted to share how our trip on the Zuiderdam, which sailed Nov. 9th to Nov. 20th from Ft, Lauderdale, FL, was an overall positive and memorable experience for us. We typically plan a year in advance, but this go around, we waited ... Read more
cascadecruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
226 forum posts
1 helpful vote
EMBARKATION. It was a breeze at the terminal in Civitavecchia as half of the Zuiderdam’s passengers were staying on from the previous cruise. With no lines, we were processed in minutes. Within 30 minutes boarding was opened and ... Read more
bump70
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
This is our 15th cruise, and second on HAL. Holland America's service is outstanding as is the food. Yes, the Zuiderdam is an older ship, but, a well maintained and clean vessel. This ship is for the older crowd, as it doesn't have ... Read more

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Mary Seas
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
HAL put together a 7 day Greece with a 19 day transAtlantic cruise calling it a "Collectors Journey". They promised different meals and shows over the 26 days but repeated the menus and the shows from the first 7 days into the ... Read more
boom_boom
Member Since 2005
1 review
128 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The great was the aft Neptune Suit with the wrap around balcony. After more than a dozens cruises in various levels of cabins, we found our dream with the aft and wrap around balcony. Even with a very port-intensive cruise this was an idea ... Read more
Dibbledabble
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
We chose this cruise for the itinerary, taking us from Venice, through the Greek Isles, ending in Turkey. This was a perfect follow-up to our 1-month driving trip through Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, and finally to ... Read more
Amy Altemus
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise on HAL, after having cruised with Oceania, Princess, Celebrity, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. It may not be my last, but were I to do this again, it's not going to be on the Zuiderdam, which needs to go into dry ... Read more
russianrex
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We booked our first HAL cruise (22 night Mediterranean) with a little apprehension after reading the many mediocre reviews on this site. I will preface this review by saying that my husband and I are both 47 and our main concern was that ... Read more

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