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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Baltic Sea
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"We are in our seventies and used to traveling. We pay for first class and expect good service, but we are not demanding. We are pretty easy-going...but This was about our fourteenth cruise. For ten of the twelve..."Read More
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Magnificent Cruise of Northern Isles and the Baltic

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cruisersenior

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Zuiderdam - The Ship Older ship, but renovated in 2017. Maintenance is never ending for ships. Each port day we observed, scraping, painting and power washing. And, yet, there still are areas of rust and wear. But, overall, the ship was well maintained. Deck crew worked hard, long days. A few of the public rooms were too small for their intended purpose. For example: BB King ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

9 Helpful Votes


Loved the Baltic! We will come back and do it again.

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Ladybug42

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose the Zuiderdam for the Baltic cruise because we wanted an itinerary that had us in St Petersburg for two days since we wanted to more fully explore that port. We also wanted a smallish ship because we don’t want to contend with the number of people on the large ships and some of the small ships get too pricey. We chose wisely. We had an amazingly experience and among our group of 6 with ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Traveled with disabled person

11 Helpful Votes


Great ports but HAL's food and service not so much

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Janric

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I'd have given this cruise an overall raging of 5 were it not for HAL cheating out on food, service and entertainment. Food was almost always JUST warm. No flavour and boring, I brought my own garlic powder is that's an indication. Wine staff are ill equipped to offer any advice and are mostly bored with the job. We usually like to attend the Sip and Savour but after one, we stayed away ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

1 Helpful Vote


Fantastic itinerary terrible food and service

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ybb

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was our fourth Holland America cruise and our second HA cruise this year. We last sailed on the Westerdam around Japan which was fantastic. As this was also a vista class ship and we had also been on the Oosterdam we expected similar levels of service. Sadly that wasn't the case. The embarkation from Copenhagen was managed well as was the disembarkation. We only did the 14 night section of ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

22 Helpful Votes


Too many problems in Zuiderdam

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2Danish

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

ITINERARY is the reason to pick Holland America Line. However, we both came home sneezing and coughing because of the airco in the cabin that is placed right over the bed and cannot be shut off. This was also the case two years ago when we also sailed with Zuiderdam but we figured this major problem would have been solved after the ship had been refurbished. But NO. We were certainly not the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


Northern Isles beauty

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kimlew

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The Northern Isles cruise was a great 14 day tour of Nordic country and history in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Shetland Island and Scotland. The cruise had 5 full days in Iceland, longer than most tours. My husband and I went early to tour Copenhagen/Sweden. Copenhagen has so many wonderful things to see you could easily spend 5 days just in that site alone. We took a fjord cruise and shopped in ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

2 Helpful Votes


vacation

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carolbparksville

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

always wanted to visit Denmark, the homeland of my husband and since the cruise started in Copenhagen, this was our opportunity to do the Baltic Sea cruise. We always choose Holland America as the mid size ships are our preference. The HAL ships are always relaxing and comfortable. The staff is fantastic, very friendly, approachable and well informed. The safety of the passengers is very ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


Expensive but lacking serious class

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cruisechandi

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The destination and also wanted to see how good the silver line sailing was, first day entering the cabin we were allocated the toilets were not properly cleaned. We had to buy water which is a bare minimum when you see the cost.Even in remote places in India and Peru hotels provide bottled water for health reasons.No here it cost $27 for 6 litres of water. The entertainment was so sad ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

5 Helpful Votes


Holland America doing what it does best.

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u7jf

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We love the fact that Holland America is not over commercialised. Unlike some 'other,' cruise companies HAL are not trying to 'nickel & dime,' one at every opportunity. We like the small-medium ship scale of the Holland America fleet, and love that most staterooms have a bathtub, (great to relax weary bodies after a busy day ashore). Our Holland America itinerary was the perfect balance of ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

16 Helpful Votes


Wonderful cruise, great staff

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Corkyone

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see the Baltic area and it was an exceptional itinerary. I had previously cruised on the Eurodam and the Zuiderdam, although in fine shape, was a bit smaller leading to some shortcomings. It should be noted that this cruise was the 10 day Baltic tour, which CruiseCritic didn't allow me to select. Starting with a balcony, I upgraded to the Signature ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: St. John's (Newfoundland)

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

2 Helpful Votes


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