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Zuiderdam Cruise Review by SVBing

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Zuiderdam
Zuiderdam
Member Name: SVBing
Cruise Date: September 2013
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates Not Rated
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Mixed Feelings

We are equal opportunity cruisers sailing many cruise lines, ship size, etc. that said we have also always enjoyed the overall excellence of Holland. This cruise was a mixed . First time sailing this class of Holland ship, it felt claustrophobic. Limited outside view as we traversed the ship due to layout. Just felt closed in. Bar service was wanting, as service poor, not set up as out of certain liquors, glasses. Hmm.... Cabins whereas fairly large also feel old......

Now the cabin and dining room service was superb and the dining room food good. Pinnacle a bit disappointing as Halibut sub standard and veal chop incorrectly cooked, service good but not warm and cordial. Night at Le Cirque was ok, I'd probably skip next time.

Main shows good overall. Three full shows in 7 days, lots of energy, great costuming, although singers only fair. As for other entertainment throughout the ship........ah, little if any , surprising as it left the feel of the evenings less festive, somewhat hollow.

Art allergy an afterthought and auctioneer and staff, sub par. Didn't care for Walmart feel of shops.

Alaska ports are what they are. All Caribeanized...... So excursions a must although in Alaska can be expensive.

Sorry but not the HA experience we are use to..........


Publication Date: 10/10/13
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