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

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

BillnBrian avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise and worth the money.


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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019

jonyyuma avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our longest cruise March 31, 2019 Panama Canal

We arrived in Florida amid a flood of other cruisers. Definitely not accustomed to thousands of other confused people charging 0r standing around. We had finally located our luggage at a different.station, other ...
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Sail Date March 2019

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Senior Single

16 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Something is missing

As a three-star mariner with Holland America, I have enjoyed many of their ships over the years. The latest improvements did away with the wonderful library and great coffee bar. Explorations Café is now up on ...
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Sail Date February 2019

DreamsVacations avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Holiday Cruise Not Very Festive and Very Poor Layout in Veranda Cabins

We chose the Holland America Zuiderdam ship for our 2018 Christmas family vacation. The only reason I would give any stars for this cruise is for the room and dinning stewards who provided the utmost impeccable ...
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Sail Date December 2018

5745 avatar


2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Relaxing Cruise

First a bit of history. My husband and I are not retired and do not gamble. We are in our early 60’s and very active. This cruise was great! We have been on previous cruises but this was our first Holland ...
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Sail Date December 2018

happy_hobbit avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good in parts

We went on this cruise - Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Curacao, Cartagena, Panama Canal (+Colon), Puerto Limon Costa Rica & back to Fort Lauderdale - to spend time with some American friends too unwell to ...
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Sail Date October 2018

COLGATE avatar


14 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

A very nice older ship that still provides excellent value for money

We are prior HAL passengers although it's been several years since we cruised with them. We were anxious to take the Zuiderdam through the S. Caribbean, particularly because of her itinerary. We were not ...
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Sail Date October 2018

3bigdogs avatar


3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Zuiderdam Panama Canal Cruise March 2018

Holland never disappoints and this cruise proved it again. We were a little worried having read some negative things about the Zuiderdam recently. No idea what those folks were talking about. The ship came out of ...
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Sail Date March 2018

Cruise551 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Zuiderdam Needs to Be Retired

We took this 11 day cruise because of excellent experience on the Westerdam a few years ago. This was our "bucket list" trip through part of the Panama Canal. Unfortunately, this is one of the oldest ships in the HA ...
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Sail Date April 2018

donaldcooke avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Outstanding cruise, ship, staff, all together!

We chose this cruise to check another destination off our bucket list and are totally satisfied with our choice. Our cruise was the first after the Zuiderdam's recent rehab, and everything was bright, airy, polished ...
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Sail Date November 2017

panamamlb avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Needs updating

Chose this cruise for the itinerary because it included the Panama Canal. The ship is older and needs to be renovated. Our cabin had a tub which should be removed and replaced with a shower which will provide more ...
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Sail Date February 2017

Keeversdad avatar


7 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise with an Older Crowd

Holland America generally appeals to an older crowd and as a couple in their mid-sixties we were definitely among the youngest onboard. The Zuiderdam is starting to show her age (a 2002 build) with some upgrades ...
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Sail Date January 2017

Estomvhe avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sunfarer 10 Day to Panama Canal

We choose the 10 Day Cruise instead of the 11 Day because we liked the only being at sea 1 day between ports. We drove from Iowa to Ft Lauderdale and arrived in time to embark without a long waits or lines. Parking ...
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Sail Date January 2017

vsherr avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal; illness at sea

The cruise experience was as I expected. We wanted to see the Panama Canal and that entailed three full days at sea and the ports we stopped at were not very interesting. Our problem with the cruise was illness. ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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Margaret Ivin

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Lovely Cruise

This was our second cruise with HAL. Although the Zuiderdam is showing her age in places, overall we had no complaints. Everything was clean and sparking and worked very well. Our room (1052) was extremely ...
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Sail Date February 2016

dajbrune avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama canal cruise

I heard lots of complaints about the lack of the Wow factor however the service, food,shows and ports of call more than made up for it. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on the State rd. It took 10 minutes to get ...
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Sail Date November 2011

Susan65 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Luxury on the Zuiderdam - March 2010

This was our 2nd cruise (both on Holland America), our first on the Zuiderdam, and the last time we will book anything other than a Deluxe Veranda Suite, because if the room is nice, you WILL spend time in it, no ...
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Sail Date March 2010

motomuse avatar


3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great customer service as always.

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2019

seltzer avatar


1 Review Written

Awful food. Did not refund charges they agreed to refund. Staff is wonderful

The food was worse than you could imagine -- think truckstop, then go three grades lower. The problem is the sourcing of their ingredients -- EVERYTHING loaded up for an 11 day cruise in Ft Lauderdale and frozen ...
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Sail Date January 2019

Zuiderdam Ratings

Public Rooms3.54.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Value For Money4.53.8
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