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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean

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Extraordinary Food/Presentation/Service but bring a sweater
"Had an awesome cruise, 7 day Caribbean. ship is from 2002 but renovated in 2017/18 My wife and I have sailed primarily Royal, Celebrity, Princess, NCL, Carnival and my wife Cunard in the past, over 40..."Read More
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KruzinAl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Extraordinary Food/Presentation/Service but bring a sweater

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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KruzinAl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Had an awesome cruise, 7 day Caribbean. ship is from 2002 but renovated in 2017/18 My wife and I have sailed primarily Royal, Celebrity, Princess, NCL, Carnival and my wife Cunard in the past, over 40 cruises. 1900 passengers and 9 decks with lots of elevators. many were on 2, 3 and 4 week back to back cruises we are 65 and 68 so almost felt young!! An older mix, say average age ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Zuiderdam needs an upgrade.

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LISP

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The cruise was fine, let me start by saying that. But the ship is showing it's age. People were calling it the "rusterdam" because of all the rust evident everywhere. The chair is our room was in deplorable condition. Took pics and sent them to Guest relations. Arms were filthy and the whole chair stained. The crew was amazing as always. Did notice some changes in the dining room menu. ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Zuiderdam holiday cruise had its glitches.

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FMgals

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Hello, We have been loyal HAL Cruisers the decade or so and have always been quite happy with the ships, the service, the food and our accommodations. We decided to try a Caribbean Cruise to get away for the Xmas and New Years holidays. The food was still fabulous but we noticed other things that seemed to be lacking compared to previous experiences. I know it's just a little thing, but we ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Relaxing cruise through the western Caribbean

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MrStuff

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Having done the same cruise on NCL, I found HAL quieter, friendlier and more upscale. Their Half Moon Cay was a pleasant surprise - much nicer than NCL's private island. My signature suite was large; you could throw a small party on the balcony. While the Pinnacle Grill was not worth the extra charge, overall the food, especially in the main Vista dining room, was very good. The entertainment ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


First Cruise Complete; A Holiday One!

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CubanBeat

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Just finished our cruise and omg, it was an amazing ship! We embarked from Port Everglades and I have never in my life been without internet access that long, but that's the point of a cruise, right? To experience it all? We did! We started our trip staying at the Quality Inn & Suites Airport/Cruise Port South. This is key: THEY HAVE A FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE AAAAAAAAAND A FREE CRUISE ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Overall B+, but avoid the massage!

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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tqmbill

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

RATINGS (out of 10): Stateroom 'VA' veranda - 8 Ship condition - 9 Staff - 10 Food quantity/variety - 9 Food quality - 6 Itinerary - 10 Grand Turk catamaran/snorkel - 7 San Juan PR strolling - 7 St. Martin Orient Bay Beach - 6 Half Moon Cay - 10 Entertainment - 7 Spa Massage - 1 (one) Gym - 9 Poolside - 6 COMMENTS 1. My wife enjoyed her couples massage, but I felt that my masseuse ...
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Sail Date: December 2013


BEWARE: Certain Cabins ++++

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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xxyyzz

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

- I sure hope HAL reads these reviews. - Thanks to all who post here and on Boards Of all the cruises we have ever taken, the Zuiderdam was lowest in our estimation. - BEWARE of Cabins 1083 and 1085 We were shocked that there was an unidentified noise underneath these cabins - like a chain being dragged. The vibrations actually shook the cabins. We complained and later found out these cabins ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Late, but why not - A Good First Time Cruisin

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cnote100

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

My wife and I were brought along by her family on this cruise for her Grandma's 90th. I think there were about 40 of us in the group. Oversall it was good, no real issues. We left from FL which went smoothly, except that this beign a holiday cruise - the port and roads to the port were busy. But everything went smoothly. We enjoyed our room, it was big enough, and while we would've ...
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Sail Date: December 2010

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great Friends and Great Cruise

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nagsheadbeachbum

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We traveled to Fort Lauderdale one day prior to our 2/21 cruise. Springhill Suites at Fort Lauderdale airport was a nice pre-cruise hotel. Beware of their complimentary transfers. They are handled independently and are rude and abrupt. Embarkation was a breeze, best of all 11 prior cruises. We were on board in less than 30 minutes. Had lunch on Lido and rooms were called promptly at 1:3pm. ...
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Sail Date: February 2010

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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Bruce

First Time Cruiser

This was my second trip on ZUIDERDAM, the first being in 2003. Then, everything went wrong; this round, everything went right. Drove to Ft. Lauderdale from Naples the day before and stayed with friends. Pre-boarding was done online and I breezed thru check-in. "Hotel" staff had a 'rhythm' much like a well-oiled machine but didn't lose the human touch. The food in the dining room AND Lido deck were ...
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Sail Date: February 2008

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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