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

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Nice cruise ship but too crowded and lacking entertainment
"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...."Read More
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Mostly misses, very few hits. Would never do Panama again.

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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)


7 Day Caribbean Cruise

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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


Meh.

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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


HAL - Very Disappointing

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Writrsxprs

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose because of the Panama Canal. The cruise was good; the weather was fabulous. It's always nice to sit on the verandah and enjoy the ocean. Unfortunately, between the noisy room, the 8-9 choices on the TV (with no guide), the substandard internet and predictable food (after 5 days, I didn't know what to eat), we were very disappointed. The hamburgers were fabulous,but how many days in a row ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A wonderful cruise and worth the money.

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BillnBrian

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we had taken Holland America before and really enjoyed it. This trip was to celebrate my 60th birthday and what a wonderful celebration it was! Everything was perfect! Our stateroom was nicely furnished with lots of storage. Our cabin stewards were amazing. Always there if you needed them but not intrusive at all. The concierge in the Neptune lounge were both ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Great customer service as always.

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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


Great itinerary and value

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Naismith

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this ship because we are not into mega ships and had been wanting to do the Panama Canal. This delivered so much more than expected. The food was excellent, the service superb. Lectures were interesting and helpful, and entertainment was wonderful. Lincoln Center Stage was a highlight, BB Kings was fun, and I enjoyed watching a movie on the Mainstage. The OV cabin was well ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Nice, but Everyone Said it was Better

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Cruisegal1127

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 Holland, 10th overall, Princess, NCL, Carnival, Royal Carib.I'm mid 50s but it was like an Alaska Cruise, I felt young and thin Manicure/pedicure was great. Young gal said this was ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Always great to be on a cruise, many highlights, but HAL needs some improvements

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Dolby1000

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This is about our 12th cruise, we previously cruised on Carnival and Disney, but mostly with Royal Caribbean. We had just tried Disney in 2018 but found that their experience just did not warrant their more expensive pricing. We cruised many times on Royal and consider the Allure our "home" ship. But nothing on Royal really appealed to us, so we decided to branch out. We were celebrating ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Excellent overall experience.

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baddancer

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 reductions on our cabin, the final price including tax and port fees was very reasonable. This was our 15th cruise, our third on Holland. The kids adapted well, even though there were ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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