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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

Holland America Line
Zuiderdam
Southern Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

3

Very Good

2

Average

7

Poor

4

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

19

Family Cruises

16

Romantic Cruises

11

Entertainment Cruises

5

Cruises for the Disabled

3

16 Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean


jdc avatar

jdc

1 Review Written

Nice cruise ship but too crowded and lacking entertainment

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We went on a Panama Chanel Cruise in March 2019. Here are our good and less impressive experiences from our trip. Stateroom: We lived in a veranda on the 10th floor. Beautiful view. The stateroom was really nice. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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baddancer

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent overall experience.

Overall, we loved our cruise. We took advantage of $49 for 3rd and 4th guests to take two of our grandchildren, ages 11 and 13, and along with cruise credits obtained via CCL stock ownership and monitoring price ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Cruisegal1127

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice, but Everyone Said it was Better

We had a sort of family cruise. Ended up only being 5 of us. This cruise was a good value for 11 nights, onboarding very easy, although I arrived on a red eye so first in line does help. First cruise with ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Macie28

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Tried to enjoy Holland America for a third time-Never Again

My wife and I chose this cruise because of a special promotion and it being a Panama Canal cruise. The ship itself was well maintained and the overall service was good, at best. The Captain and the crew were quite ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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10803

1 Review Written

Just ok

there was many disappointing things on the cruise. And a lot of excellent things. The staff was amazing her room stores were exceptional everyone seemed very friendly. The food was very average gnome memorable ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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marschaller

7 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Excellent ! - Much more than expected

I was worrying before the cruise due to many negative reviews and feedback here regarding the ship and the cruise line itself. I think if someone is "hardly American or Canadian" should be a different category in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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DreamsVacations

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Holiday Cruise Not Very Festive and Very Poor Layout in Veranda Cabins

We chose the Holland America Zuiderdam ship for our 2018 Christmas family vacation. The only reason I would give any stars for this cruise is for the room and dinning stewards who provided the utmost impeccable ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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happy_hobbit

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good in parts

We went on this cruise - Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Curacao, Cartagena, Panama Canal (+Colon), Puerto Limon Costa Rica & back to Fort Lauderdale - to spend time with some American friends too unwell to ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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BOBTENN

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent except for the food,, it was terrible

It was a good time to go,, no mowing or lawn work needed at home during November. Plus,, it was warm on the cruise. We liked the service, it was excellent, good nice workers. The room was nice,,, they had good ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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gatodoc

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Walking Dead

This was my 25th cruise and first on HAL. I knew the crowd would be mature, but they were very mature. At 65 I felt like a youngster. The onboard offerings were very limited and seating for the better ones was ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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coappleby1

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal Sunfarer

We flew from Denver to Ft Lauderdale a day early, and stayed at the Hilton Marina. We were able get a Holland America shuttle to the pier without a reservation. Since we were in a mini-suite, we got priority ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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Colonel Vatutin

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

HAL won us with Eurodam, lost us with Zuiderdam

In less than one year HAL won us with the Eurodam (April 2012) and lost us with the Zuiderdam (December 2012). If you have the time and inclination to read our comments below you should understand why. Prior to ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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juliemax

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Zuiderdam Needs to be Banished from HAL

Embarkation went well and the ship left on time. The problems we encountered were with the dining room and lido buffet. The service was very slow the first night and the last in the dining room. Food was not ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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BJMBigdog

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Gastrointestinal Outbreak

We have always wanted to see the Panama Canal, and this cruise checked all the boxes. We embarked the ship at Fort Lauderdale, the process was quick and efficient. We went to our room, cabin 5013, dropped our ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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mikkitheg

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Motel 6 on the high seas

had nothing to do and wanted to get away from family for thanksgiving, so took son on a cruise. getting on was a breeze and a lot of very friendly people were at the cruise port to check us in. you ain't gonna ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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R Keiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beware of passport card and Holland American lack of service.

Our family chose the Panama Canal 10 day cruise with Holland American. We had 6 adults and 3 children. We planned this cruise a year in advance. When we got to Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale 2 of us had ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Zuiderdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining3.54
Entertainment4.53.6
Public Rooms3.54.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family2.03.4
Enrichment5.03.6
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.53.8
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