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

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Good but not Great

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mholder
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We've cruised Royal Carib, Princess, Norwegian, and Carnival in the past. I would put say that the Zuiderdam was better than Carnival and Norwegian, the same as Royal Caribbean, but not quite as nice as princess. We were a party of 6 with 2 rooms. 8111 and 1035. 3 middle aged adults and 3 in their 20s. The good: The ports were excellent. Not overcrowded and full days at each port. We didn't ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Two weeks aboard- no more Test Kitchen?!?!

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KEHJMT
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did two seven day cruises back to back on the Zuiderdam, coming back to Fort Lauderdale in between. We like Holland America because of the extra large verandas and the fact that their ships aren’t overwhelming. Big enough to offer enough to do but not so big we feel lost in crowds. We also signed on with Holland America in part because of their offering for America’s Test Kitchen. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Cruise!!

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s.stevens2005
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were a little hesitate booking an older ship. Holland America was a great experience. The staff and food were excellent! Our room was clean and comfortable. Our room staff were very attentive and kept the room very clean. Entertainment was good. Lido staff was great and the pasta bar was excellent. Breakfast was great. The main dining room was very good and an excellent waiting staff. I ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


A little disappointing

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rich8862
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first time on the Zuiderdam (we've been on the Westerdam and the Ooosterdam) and third time on Vista class ship. We found the decoration to be a lot more pleasant than that found on the Oosterdam. Because of our Suite status, embarkation was a breeze, so was the subsequent boarding of the tenders. Luggage arrived to our stateroom prior to dinner. We've visited the Pinnacle Grill ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Pleasently Surprised by Zuiderdam

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Florisa1228
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We were pleasant surprised by the staff, the service and the food at the Zuiderdam. The food was very good, and they had a good selection daily. We also ate at the Pinnacle Grill and it was as always an excellent choice. I won't recommend anyone to go to the Canaletto, that was a joke all together. The food was very bad and bland, the staff have no idea about Italian food and less knowledge about ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


East and West Caribbean Christmas and New Year 2013

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Rhona139
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Let me start with the good points - we had a great holiday - the ports were very good (some exceptions) and the weather was fabulous. The Zuiderdam itself is showing age and the entertainment was pitiful - really poor with the exception of the fabulous BB King band however there is a limit to how often you can listen to the one band. Jason and the HAL cats had a great band and a simply awful ...
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Sail Date: December 2013


Pleasant Changes for the Zuiderdam

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Bwhaler
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We just completed April 20th, 2012, on Holland America's, Zuiderdam the 11 day Panama Sunfarer Cruise. Our last time on the Zuiderdam was in 2002. What a POSITIVE change has occurred on the Zuiderdam during the last 10 years! The food was immensely better and overall service levels greatly improved. We booked a Deluxe Verandah Stateroom, SC6177. The perks with the SA thru SC rooms are many and ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Better than Expected

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OliversGPs
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third cruise (excepting 4 day Carnival "fling" from NYC to Canada)and per several more veteran cruisers my wife and I are working our way backwards through cruise experiences. First the 320 passenger Paul Gauguin, then the 750 passenger Azamara Journey and now the 1,800 passenger Zuiderdam. We did the 11 day Caribbean cruise into the Panama Canal from Port Everglades. We were joined ...
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Sail Date: February 2011

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Zuiderdam - Western Caribbean

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WannaBGambla
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My sister and I traveled together for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pre cruise I stayed with family in Miami. We picked my sister up at FLL arrived at 11:30 am and went directly to the dock. We were on-board in less than 15 minutes...best embarkation I've experienced with HAL. Having been on the Noordam, we immediately signed up for the thermal suite and mineral hydro bath weekly pass ($250 per ...
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Sail Date: November 2007


Zuiderdam - Western Caribbean

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cyndee
First Time Cruiser

We flew into Fort Lauderdale on March 3rd and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn. We were told that they had an early shuttle which left Saturday morning at 10:30am which would take us to the port for free. The next morning, we were told that wasn't the case and we would have to wait until 12:30 for their free shuttle. Thankfully, we kept the name of the manager we had spoken with the night before ...
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Sail Date: March 2006

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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