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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Alaska
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"We had a most disappointing cruise on the Zuiderdam. Firstly we were given Cabin 4034, a balcony which had a solid steel plate from the railing to the floor. Vision from the tired balcony furniture was nil. Next the..."Read More
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cajo1944

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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Loved Alaska

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spankyfinch

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Wasn't sure about this ship by the reviews here...I would say having lived it, its average to the ten-ish others I’ve been on. It has its good and its not so good like any ship I've been on. We flew to Vancouver day of the cruise and made our way to the port using the ships transfer easily. Slight delay in getting our cabin keys but with a special note we were on and to our cabin in no time. We ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

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Diasappointing

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cajo1944

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We had a most disappointing cruise on the Zuiderdam. Firstly we were given Cabin 4034, a balcony which had a solid steel plate from the railing to the floor. Vision from the tired balcony furniture was nil. Next the food was VERY poor and barely warm. I got food poisoning from the shrimp cocktail and/or crab cakes. My husband decided that they couldn't stuff up cooking a steak. Wrong! His medium ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

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Enjoyable But Could Be Better

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aplpdf22

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We have cruised previously, mainly with Royal Caribbean and felt that this ship did not in any way match up to their standards,. The ship is old, overall well maintained but very dated - it is definitely ready for a total refurbishment. Starting with embarkation, our advice would be ignore the informationyou re sent to check in at 12 - we did that and waited 3 hours to get through US customs - ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

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Alaska Inside Passage

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niceguyneastbay

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

7 day cruise on the Zuiderdam is for anyone and everyone who wants to see Alaska. As HAL is geared more of the older folks, I saw all different ages on this ship from young guest to older guest. This is a mid size ship so it only holds about 1916 passengers. The SY rooms can hold up to 3 guest. Our room had 2 adults and 1 child age 11. There was enough storage space for all the bags and extras ...
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Sail Date: August 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


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kpcruiseman

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Pros: - The adults in our group enjoyed themselves overall - The ship was very quiet because of Holland America's older age demographic - The ship quality and cleanliness was perfectly fine (even though the ship is somewhat old according to other online critics) - The service was extremely friendly for the most part. The staff is human, and it's hard to fault them for the occasional expression ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Zuiderdam good!

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jlocole

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have just returned from a 7 day Alaska round-trip, Inside Passage cruise from Vancouver on MS Zuiderdam. Ports were Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau and Glacier Bay cruising. All in all – it was pretty great. Vancouver is an hour flight from home so that was a treat from cruising from farther away ports. We stayed in VB veranda stateroom 4164. I booked that cabin purposely for the extra large ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Cruising in style

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olive mabel

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have cruised with Holland America Lines for at least 25 times and this cruise did not disappoint. The relaxing seven-day cruise was just as expected with all of the pampering that one needs. We prefer the 'Inside Passage' from Vancouver because the scenery is spectacular - much better than the 'outside' passage from Seattle where there is two days of seeing nothing but water. Zuiderdam was as ...
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Sail Date: August 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane


Very good

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LGCRUISING

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our 5th cruise with Holland America, our 9th cruise overall, and our 3rd time to Alaska. Our aim was a nice relaxing vacation and Holland America satisfied our goals. Overall we enjoyed the cruise and the food and service were very good. The itinerary included Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchican. We had some rain in Juneau but beautiful weather after that. The only shore excursion ...
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Sail Date: August 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane


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harrodsfan

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We drove to Seattle from our home and took the " quick bus." From Seatac. No issues. Pre cruise we stayed at the Pan Pacific hotel. Great location. Right over the cruise terminal. Terminal. Ask for a view of the seaplane and convention center when you book this hotel. Hotel. Our bags were taken from the room. To the ship . We were in a Neptune suite so we went down to embark at 1030 am. Easy ...
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Sail Date: August 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Traveled with children


Awesome time in Alaska!

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volive

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

The ship is a little old but in my opinion well maintained. It was definitely more quiet then other cruise lines, but I actually preferred that. No holding/fighting for chairs, no long lines at the buffet etc… The overall atmosphere of the ship just had more class than others. We are a family of 4 traveling with my in-laws. My boys are 5 & 10 years old. Club HAL is not camp Carnival but is more ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Traveled with children


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