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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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1-10 of 29 Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


The Great, the Good, the Average, the Bad, and the Ugly of 7 Days on Zuiderdam

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boom_boom

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The great was the aft Neptune Suit with the wrap around balcony. After more than a dozens cruises in various levels of cabins, we found our dream with the aft and wrap around balcony. Even with a very port-intensive cruise this was an idea cabin. The good were the ports, in particular Kusadasi and Santorini. Got private tours to Ephesus at Kusadasi and of Santorini. Rhodes was fun, but we just ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Itinerary Main Draw

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Dibbledabble

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, taking us from Venice, through the Greek Isles, ending in Turkey. This was a perfect follow-up to our 1-month driving trip through Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, and finally to Venice where we met our ship. We were tired and ready to let someone else do the driving, food service, laundry, and decision-making. Though we travel ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


First HAL cruise exceeded all expectations.

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russianrex

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We booked our first HAL cruise (22 night Mediterranean) with a little apprehension after reading the many mediocre reviews on this site. I will preface this review by saying that my husband and I are both 47 and our main concern was that the ship would be old and tired and the clientele ready for the nursing home! We have cruised with Royal Caribbean on 5 previous occasions, and with Celebrity ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very enjoyable cruise

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Stuartgail

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We found the ship, although dates, clean and well kept. Our stateroom was small but functional. The bed was comfortable and there was adequate storage. The balcony furniture left a lot to be desired but we were still able to enjoy great views. The two thinks lacking that we will look for on our next cruise ship were free wifi and do it yourself laundry. The wifi on the ship was expensive and ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Wonderful Itinerary!

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bfarmerva

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We cruised with another couple on Holland America for the first time this past September. We had read that the Zuiderdam had had a major face life last spring, but it must have been for the public areas, not the staterooms. The staterooms appear to be circa 1980s? Don't get me wrong - our suite had LOTS of room and the bathroom was the largest I have seen on a ship - double sinks, separate shower ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Wonderful

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Mahtomedi

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

First time with Holland America, although my 7th cruise. Had a Signature Suite for 3 of us. Plenty of room and closet space. Embarcation was easy. Room steward was great. I requested ice one day and for the rest of the trip had ice in the bucket. Had slippers and robes also. Bathroom was huge, 2 sinks, whirlpool bathtub and a separate shower. Also had a large section under the sinks to put ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Nice ship, good food and a great itinerary

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ijsprinses

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This was our first HAL cruise and we had a great time. Our cabin with verandah was very nice, the bed was very good. we didn't have any post drydock issues! Our stewards were friendly and efficient. We were really impressed with the food: so many options, good quality and fast service. We ate once in the Pinnacle grill, and all other evenings in the MDR. We had late seating and a table for ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very Tired Ship

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ekefeip

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We embarked on a 22 night Mediterranean cruise first off one set of luggage was not delivered to our stateroom 35 minutes AFTER sailing a voicemail told to come down and claim our bag - no foreign item found and told just TAKE IT AND LEAVE no apology. The public toilets - at least one was out of action every day in every area. Nearly all the coffee machines were consistently out of service. ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fun family cruise of the Mediterranean!

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andreecruisemom

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I took our 3 sons (ages 23, 20 and 13) for their first trip to Europe. We specifically picked this cruise for the great ports of call. We are very familiar with HAL and know that it is not the line you go on for all the bells and whistles to keep people entertained every minute. On a European cruise where you are in a different port of call every day that is not what you ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


First-Time Cruisers Disappointed with Poorly-Kempt Hotel, Incessant Gouging

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TheChicagoDude

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset I should note we've got years of travel experience internationally - from our first trip from the US to Mainland China in 1984.  We're very familiar how the hospitality industry SHOULD work.  HAL is the kind of organization that stinks from the head down, with policies and ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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