Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Romantic to the Panama Canal & Central America

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Beautiful Panama
"We then had another medical emergency and had to head to the nearest port town so they could tender (heard it was an employee this time with many years experience), and wait while the crew took him in and see outcome.This delayed our next stop, and we were not allowed off ship, just crew to get our passport stuff so we could transit the Panama Canal...."Read More
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Defiantly a cruise I'll remember

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World Cruise 101
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We purchased a Neptune suite in the rear corner, so we had good all-round views and a large veranda. The only thing that was good about this expensive cruise were the workers on board. Very good people. Cabin - Large but many issues listed below. Food - Good at start but got worse over the trip. The specialty restaurants were much better than the public ones. Entertainment - Similar all ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Beautiful Panama

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Zuiderdam

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19Ahoymatey68
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

14 Day Panama Bucket List, San Diego to Ft Lauderdale I have sailed 7x on HAL, and first time on this ship. I will say, I don’t think I will sail on this particular one ever again unless it goes on a refit. The best thing about the trip was our cabin Stu, he was by himself and we were deck 5 aft verandah (perfect spot for Panama Canal trip) they say stern (no rooms) or aft is the place to ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great Service, older ship

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Hooperk
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We recieved the best service ever on a cruise. Everyone gave 100%. The food and entertainment was great also. We also enjoyed the complimentary robes in each cabins. We had a slight issue with the heat in our cabin but that was rectified by moving us to another cabin. The shower faucets were different and a challenge to get the right temperature of water. There was continuing cleaning ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Food and entertainment were less than expected

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Zuiderdam

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tonyrak1956
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my retirement cruise, 14 day Panama Canal full transit Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, my 4th cruise on Holland America and 9th overall. The crew were fantastic, constant cleaning going on, wait staff very friendly and attentive. Ship was in good shape, having retired from a engineering position, where I was involved with some equipment reviews I noticed a couple of items that needed ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Panama Canal- bucket list cruise

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0106
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Wonderful cruise with full COVID protocols. The customer service was extraordinary. I believe there was one crew member for every passenger. The crew was so happy to have us on board, they went out of their way to meet our every need. Never waited in line or struggled to find a table in the Lido or a chair on the pool deck. Testing in the terminal prior to embarkation went smoothly. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Mostly misses, very few hits. Would never do Panama again.

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Zuiderdam

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Cruiser Rick1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First cruise on Holland America but 20th cruise overall. Wanted to see the Panama Canal and we selected Zuiderdam. I have avoided HAL for years and confirmed that this is not the cruise line for me. Embarkation went very smoothly in Ft. Lauderdale. Ship is older and smaller than what we have sailed on recently but it is in very good condition. The ship has three sets of elevators where ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Meh.

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Zuiderdam

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nodumblond
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

Hub and I booked a balcony cabin rather last-minute -- back surgery on his part necessitated us letting go a steal of a deal on Empress of the Seas and rebooking a different trip. We were looking forward to sailing on HAL again, as we appreciate the relative calm on board (we drop the average cruiser age by 20 years when we embark) and had not been on a Dam ship in four years. (As background: ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


7 Day Caribbean Cruise

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Zuiderdam

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Forseti Cruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We've cruised with Holland America at least 4 times and chose them because of their excellent service. This cruise stopped at their private island first, then Grand Turks, Amber Cove and Key West. The service was excellent, as usual, and the food was good. The entertainment, however, was sorely lacking. The first night, there was no show in the main stage area. For 6 nights, the main entertainment ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Great customer service as always.

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Zuiderdam

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motomuse
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Super-friendly staff with excellent customer service attitude. Easy embarkation & debarkation. Beautiful food presentation in Lido market & dining room. The staff were very accommodating for my food allergies. Many choices for excursions. The Curacao Beach Express & Costa Rica Tortuguero Canal were very enjoyable. High quality, talented entertainment onboard. The Step One dance show was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Well, so so

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Zuiderdam

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LandisKL
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the cruise for it's destination, the Panama Canal and for it's embarkation port, Ft. Lauderdale. The ship was fine, the stateroom was excellent and the service staff was wonderful. We did NOT feel the same about the ship personnel. They were aloof and never smiled or made eye contact. We also felt that there was a constant sales pitch for jewelry or spa services. We were inundated by ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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