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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Canada & New England

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"I just want to add a more positive note over any bad or poor reviews that have been posted about the Holland America Zuiderdam. Unfortunately many CC writers believe that when people want to know what they think,..."Read More
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texandk

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Probably our last HAL cruise: Positives and Negatives

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OBX-Cruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had 3 choices for this itinerary from Canada to Ft. Lauderdale (inc. Zaandam from Montreal & either Zuiderdam or RCL AOS from QC), but we chose the Zuiderdam because of its sail date that would allow us to spend my wife's birthday with our friends in Quebec City. We are 3 star Mariners on HAL and will probably stop there and not choose HAL again when compared to the significantly better ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Super medium sized ship

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texandk

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I just want to add a more positive note over any bad or poor reviews that have been posted about the Holland America Zuiderdam. Unfortunately many CC writers believe that when people want to know what they think, they only write the negative. We had a lovely Canada & New England cruise ending in Ft. Lauderdale after 2 sea days. The slim shipboard theater entertainment was more than ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Not impressed

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Sparks0202

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Typically cruise on Princess but wanted to try this due to itinerary. Hard not to compare Princess against Holland America. On the positive side we like the larger bathroom. Also the staff is great. On the not so positive side: The ship itself is old and is not well maintained compared to Princess ships except for cabins. Too much up selling in all areas. For example, Consistently being asked if ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Back on the Zuiderdam

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tperru

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have been on the Zuiderdam before but it has been several years. We were pleasantly surprised to see that they have done a nice job refurbishing the ship and adding some new features. Like some of the other ships in the Holland America line, they have added the America's Test Kitchen, Lincoln Center Stage, BB King's Blues Club, and Billboard Onboard. The crew on this ship was fantastic - ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fine cruise overall

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Editz68

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I see there are a few other reviewers of this particular cruise that didn't like the fact we couldn't anchor in Charlottetown, PEI. Them's the breaks, folks. You can't control the weather. I thought we were very fortunate overall with the weather given the timeframe, with Sydney, NS being the only problem spot. My only gripe with this is that the printed itinerary (which I booked a month ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Good Food and Excellent Service did not make up for many issues

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TickChick

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We selected the 12-day Canadian Maritimes cruise for the itinerary; the Zuiderdam was the only ship that offered it. We found the food quite good, and the cabin, dining, wine staff, and dining captain service excellent. We had a Verandah stateroom on Deck 6, and it was large-with lots of storage and a huge bathroom with soaking tub and double sinks. Our balcony was large, though we were not able ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Disappointing

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rrobo

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We have traveled with Holland America for many years...have been on the zuiderdam three years ago and was very happy. We picked the Canadian cruise from Boston to Quebec City because of going to New Foundland. Even though we got to the pier at one o'clock ,the embarkation took over two hours, because the Coast Guard had a inspection. We were in a veranda cabin, it was very nice, except the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Autumn Leaves

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conniemac5

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Booked this cruise because of the itinerary. I live in Florida and look forward to seeing the change of seasons. This fall cruise from Quebec to Ft.. Lauderdale had lots of change of scenery and weather. I was unprepared for the snow that fell in Quebec during October; however, it was light and delightful for this Floridian. From snow to the shores of Florida -- lots of change of ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Nice ship

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wgolow

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We went early and explore Quebec City before the cruise. Our hotel-Hotel Le Priori was centrally located and we walked everywhere. Go the the L'Oriyin restaurant which offered organic and local food. The pier was just two blocks away from our hotel and we walked to the ship on embarkation day. The ship was nice and clean with lots of space for quiet reading and sitting. However, there were ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


I would recommend this cruise

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musiclovingmom

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is a great cruise itinerary. I highly recommend it, even though rough seas kept us from visiting Prince Edward Island. Of course, the staff on the ship are great. Cruise ship staff never cease to amaze me. We like this size ship; not super small, but not huge. The food was wonderful. I love the big salad bowls in the Lido. We had friendly and attentive staff in the dining room. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


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