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Zuiderdam Cruise Review by corke

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Zuiderdam
Zuiderdam
Member Name: corke
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
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Cabin Number: 1099
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 1.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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MS Zuiderdam is a VERY tired ship

The ship has not been refurbished in years and is badly in need of a total overhaul.

- There is rust on may areas of the exterior of the ship. In the past, when cruising, I noticed that, in every port, there were workmen paining the hull of the ship. Not so on this cruise.

- There is rust on the tiles in the pool.

- There is rust on the rails of the movable roof (over the pool).

- When they open and close the roof, it makes a terribly loud noise.

- The portholes, and almost all windows on the ship are filthy.

- The wood surrounding the pool is badly in need of some stain and polyurethane.

- In addition, the wood surrounding the pool has grooves in which there seems to be some type of tar. Ruined bathing suits.

- The Vista lounge (in which the shows are presented) is very shabby; the furniture is fraying and torn.

- The shows put on by The Zuiderdam Singers and Dancers were terrible. Rank amateur. Two male and 2 female singers. One female singer had a decent voice; the others cannot carry a tune.

- Many bathrooms were "closed for cleaning" for the entire cruise.

- One hot tub was covered with netting for the whole cruise and was not usable.

PROS:

- The food was very good

- The entertainer in the Piano Bar was very good.

 


Publication Date: 01/26/14
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