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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Pampered on the 10-Day Zuiderdam Sunfarer Cruise.
"This cruise was the 10-day Sunfarer itinerary, which is a partial transit of the Panama canal with additional calls at: Half Moon Cay; Orenjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. I..."Read More
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Well, so so

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Good itinerary but ship is disappointing

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turbotravelers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Panama Canal 10 night partial voyage. The Holland America Zuiderdam has some serious air conditioning problems. Understandable that when you’re walking through the hallways, it can be a little warm with the deck doors open, however, the rooms should not be to the point where it’s uncomfortable. The second night into our cruise, we called down to customer service and asked them to check the air ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

10 Helpful Votes


Could have been better

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ltsjdad55

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I had been planning this cruise for several years to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary as well as her completing her PhD. We had booked an ocean view cabin on Deck #1. We did not find out until out first night that we had a cabin under the B.B.King nightclub! Could someone please explain to me why a cruise line would put passengers in a cabin under a noisy night club! We ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Cruise

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debtn

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Panama Canal was the reason we chose this cruise....I found it very acceptable for an older ship....We stayed in an outside cabin...of course, smaller cabin but was sufficient...room stewards were very good as were our dining room waiters...Food was very good..the entertainment in BB Kings lounge and Billboard Lounge was absolutely wonderful...Now the negative .....we took a shore excursion in ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Awesome

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Margaret Magsam

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The Panama Canal was exciting.it was awesome to see how it was done, The crew on the ship was fabulous expecially as follows Danny , was so amazing always making sure everything was okay, and went out of his way to make you feel so welcome and enjoyable Rene our drink guy , was so informative of drinks , wines ,if you weren’t sure what you liked he was sure he’d bring something you like ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: St. Martin

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Great itinerary, but uneven experience

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sunorclouds

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this particular Panama Canal cruise for the itinerary. The ship stopped in Aruba, Curacao and Costa Rica, in addition to traveling through the canal, which were all new ports for us. After reading reviews, I did not expect a "new" ship, but since it had been in dry dock less than 2 years ago, I figured it would be okay. My husband and I have taken about 10 cruises over the years, and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

7 Helpful Votes


A cruise ship that should be on DRY DOCK; THE CRUISE FROM HELL

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Bob Sib

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I thought Holland America was a step above and tried the Panama cruise. First the ship is in disrepair ie: broken windows, window seal deteriorated causing windows to fog in main dining room, burnt out bulbs throughout especially at the elevators and Old wooden deck chairs on deck three of which 50 percent were broken. Attitude of the Hotel manager was not his problem. Staff throughout ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Fabulous and faultless

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Annette.Mark.Haslemere

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

First time with this cruise company mainly because we wanted to see the Panama canal in action. From start to finish the cruise was faultless in every aspect. Every destination were worth the visit, with interesting things to see made more special by excellent tour guides. The cruise staff from top (the captain especially who regularly walks around) to bottom were all happy, efficient ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

10 Helpful Votes


Ship showing its age, great crew

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baduce

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The ship, unfortunately, was showing its age. Buckets were set up in different common areas so liquid that was dripping from ceiling could be collected most of the trip. In the Lido buffet area, liquid was coming up from the floor tiles and being mopped almost the entire trip. Last two days of the cruise, the ship had a problem with one of the azipods and had to max out the other to get to port on ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Wonderful time, wonderful cruise! Don't recommend for children

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loufon

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This is my second Holland America cruise. The first was last year to Alaska, and it was so much fun I wanted to take another Holland America cruise. I wanted to go to the Panama Canal, so this cruise offered the chance to do both. I made an excellent decision. First...I could not disagree more with those who say the food was not good. I thought it was excellent. Not only did I think it was ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


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