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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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747 Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews

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Cath White
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I am writing this review to alert to how Fantastic and supportive Holland America Zuiderdam Customer Service Manager and Corfu Port cruise Agency Team dealt with my unfortunate experience of missing the ship! It is possibly everybody's ... Read more
silverhybrid
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our fourth HAL cruise and the first on the Zuiderdam. We enjoy the HAL line as we enjoy the smaller ships and the traditional, classic touches. This trip originated in Barcelona where we had an overnight on the ship and we ... Read more
spankyfinch
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
198 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Wasn't sure about this ship by the reviews here...I would say having lived it, its average to the ten-ish others I’ve been on. It has its good and its not so good like any ship I've been on. We flew to Vancouver day of the cruise and ... Read more
waiheke
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam, 11-NIGHT ADRIATIC DREAM. We booked a Signature Suit, SS, Location: Upper Verandah Deck. Check in was fast and efficient, off to a good start. The suite was a reasonable ... Read more
ekefeip
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We embarked on a 22 night Mediterranean cruise first off one set of luggage was not delivered to our stateroom 35 minutes AFTER sailing a voicemail told to come down and claim our bag - no foreign item found and told just TAKE IT AND LEAVE ... Read more

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Ozzie02
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My wife and I have just returned from a 22 day Holland America Line Collectors’ Cruise called Adriatic and Mediterranean Dream on the Zuiderdam. If you want to cruise on a ship where the toilet malfunctioned 6 times, the sewerage ... Read more
ijsprinses
Member Since 2014
1 review
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first HAL cruise and we had a great time. Our cabin with verandah was very nice, the bed was very good. we didn't have any post drydock issues! Our stewards were friendly and efficient. We were really impressed with the food: ... Read more
Pickworth
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I was disappointed to find no guest laundry on the ship. Was on a 32 night cruise, and ships laundry costs very expensive for that amount of time. Loved our verandah suite stateroom. The staff mostly cheerful and attentive. The ships ... Read more
firouzehstankovic
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have pictures of all of this .... I wish there was a way to attach them to my review! The staff was very nice especially dining room and room cleaning person Food - only decent food was in evening dining room. Buffet food was like ... Read more
LMM1801
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
166 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As others have pointed out, the ship is not new, but there are just so many pluses about this ship, the little bit of rust just didn't deter me from thoroughly enjoying this cruise. After a week in bleak and cold England at my niece's ... Read more

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Karima
Member Since 2010
1 review
113 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I hadn't inquired as to the size of the ship, so this is on me. I'm used to the smaller ships. Too many people. I'd meet lovely people and then never see them again. I was berthed in the rear of the ship, and was exhausted by the time ... Read more
andreecruisemom
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I took our 3 sons (ages 23, 20 and 13) for their first trip to Europe. We specifically picked this cruise for the great ports of call. We are very familiar with HAL and know that it is not the line you go on for all the ... Read more
tperrocpa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first time Holland America line, and some of the reviews were a little scary. Ship was older but nice. Not run down, and modern decor. I enjoy cruise entertainment, but the entertainment on this ship was pretty awful. There ... Read more
Frisbeejerry
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This is an older ship and even though they did remodel , it still needs help ie attention to details. The staff made the boat. Almost all were wonderful . Great smile and attitude . The entertainment was marginal at best. Their shore ... Read more
ladygrace5
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We really enjoyed our cruise from Rome to Barcelona. It was our second time on the Zuiderdam in the last two years with the one before doing the Panama Canal. We thought the service was really good but that the entertainment was really ... Read more

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stkswinner
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First the cons as they far outweigh the pros. My first trip to Europe and one of the must sees for me was David. Unfortunately not being familiar with the area and the fact that Holland America failed to disclose that the Florence port ... Read more
rahali
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Holland America’s 11 day western Mediterranean cruise proved to be quite interesting. The main attraction were the ports of call; and even though security concerns necessitated a last minute change of itinerary with Sardinia ... Read more
StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
19 reviews
1,465 forum post
0 helpful votes
Zuiderdam cruise 5-6-15 and pre-cruise visit to Rome Please feel free to skip down to the summary if that is all you want! All the details are included from my log as some seem to really enjoy reading these. Background: We booked ... Read more
zhemmingway2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
From an experienced cruise traveler: STAY AWAY FROM THIS CRUISE LINE Worst cruise ever. The ship was being repaired while sailing. Huge amount of noise. Debris falling on the balcony. Top deck not accessible. Any-time dining ... Read more
tmartin6@mac.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If I were a first time cruiser I might have thought our 22 day Mediteranian cruise on the Zuiderdam was wonderful. We have been cruising with Holland America for more than 20 years and just within the past five years there have been what ... Read more

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elganpat
Member Since 2014
1 review
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This was our first time with HAL and we loved it! Our cabin, 6132 was in the rear of the ship and near the elevators. Perfect location. It was quiet and while we did feel the gentle rocking of the ship at night, there was not excessive ... Read more
IntrepidExplorers
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We were on the Zuiderdam for a 22 day Venice to Rome to Barcelona vacation. Very port intensive, but most of the ports were wonderful. First part was Greece and Greek isles; second part was Italy, France and Spain. Ship was extremely ... Read more
NCCubsFan
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We have sailed with HAL 4 other times and have not been disappointed. Our cabin was great, well kept, the furnishings were very comfortable. If you expect zip lines and water slides this is not the ship. If you want pampered service, ... Read more
rotjeknor
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
190 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This was our 5th HAL cruise in a row. The previous ones were on the Rotterdam and Ryndam, I was a bit hesitant about a Vista Class ship, it being a lot bigger. The Zuiderdam turned out to be a great ship, although a lot more pax on board ... Read more
TheChicagoDude
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset I should note we've got years of travel experience internationally - from our first trip from the US to Mainland China ... Read more

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