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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Zuiderdam
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985 Holland America Line Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews


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mholder

3 Reviews Written

Good but not Great

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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. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cruiser Rick1

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Mostly misses, very few hits. Would never do Panama again.

First cruise on Holland America but 20th cruise overall. Wanted to see the Panama Canal and we selected Zuiderdam. I have avoided HAL for years and confirmed that this is not the cruise line for me. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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nodumblond

21 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Meh.

Hub and I booked a balcony cabin rather last-minute -- back surgery on his part necessitated us letting go a steal of a deal on Empress of the Seas and rebooking a different trip. We were looking forward to sailing ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Forseti Cruiser

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

7 Day Caribbean Cruise

We've cruised with Holland America at least 4 times and chose them because of their excellent service. This cruise stopped at their private island first, then Grand Turks, Amber Cove and Key West. The service was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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KruzinAl

12 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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CasaFenice

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing vessel

I am missing a single day to become a *** three star mariner with HAL. I crossed the Atlantic twice: once on the Noordam and once on the Koningsdam from and to Civitavecchia, plus three weeks on the New Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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StevenLaChance1

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Zuiderdam = Huge Dirty Disappointment

We chose the Zuiderdam for a romantic, relaxing cruise. We were very disappointed with many things about the Zuiderdam and Holland America as a company. First, let me start by saying the Holland America has some ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wendylamond

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

ZERO entertainment = HUGEST disappointment. Service = bad, rude. Nice old ship.

Hi there. It’s January, and I’m back home in Michigan. We are all snowed in today so I’m finally going back to submit my review for my holiday cruise. Most of which I typed while I was on the ship, and some ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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AlexMichael

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise

Our trip was a 10 day Caribbean cruise to Half Moon Cay, Curacao, Aruba, Puerto Limon and of course the Panama Canal. We had always heard about the Canal from other cruisers and was great to finally see it for ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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cruisersenior

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Magnificent Cruise of Northern Isles and the Baltic

Zuiderdam - The Ship Older ship, but renovated in 2017. Maintenance is never ending for ships. Each port day we observed, scraping, painting and power washing. And, yet, there still are areas of rust and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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BillnBrian

1 Review Written

3 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


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LandisKL

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Well, so so

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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turbotravelers

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary but ship is disappointing

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Naismith

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and value

We chose this ship because we are not into mega ships and had been wanting to do the Panama Canal. This delivered so much more than expected. The food was excellent, the service superb. Lectures were interesting ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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texandk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Super medium sized ship

I just want to add a more positive note over any bad or poor reviews that have been posted about the Holland America Zuiderdam. Unfortunately many CC writers believe that when people want to know what they think, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Editz68

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fine cruise overall

I see there are a few other reviewers of this particular cruise that didn't like the fact we couldn't anchor in Charlottetown, PEI. Them's the breaks, folks. You can't control the weather. I thought we were very ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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OBX-Cruisers

9 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Probably our last HAL cruise: Positives and Negatives

We had 3 choices for this itinerary from Canada to Ft. Lauderdale (inc. Zaandam from Montreal & either Zuiderdam or RCL AOS from QC), but we chose the Zuiderdam because of its sail date that would allow us to spend ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tperru

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Back on the Zuiderdam

We have been on the Zuiderdam before but it has been several years. We were pleasantly surprised to see that they have done a nice job refurbishing the ship and adding some new features. Like some of the other ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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TickChick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good Food and Excellent Service did not make up for many issues

We selected the 12-day Canadian Maritimes cruise for the itinerary; the Zuiderdam was the only ship that offered it. We found the food quite good, and the cabin, dining, wine staff, and dining captain service ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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rrobo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We have traveled with Holland America for many years...have been on the zuiderdam three years ago and was very happy. We picked the Canadian cruise from Boston to Quebec City because of going to New Foundland. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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NauticalDreamers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful places and people

We booked this cruise as we always wanted to visit Iceland, Greenland and Ireland. We didn't have the greatest weather...however as my husband always reminds me...you pay your money and take your chances! The ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Hunt1530

14 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Crossing the North Atlantic in style!

We recently completed a 17 day cruise across the North Atlantic aboard the Zuiderdam, billed as “Voyage of the Vikings” from Boston to Rotterdam. This is actually first part of a longer 35 day cruise that ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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St Pete Cruiser

6 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Mini Voyage of the Vikings

Ten years ago, 2009, my very first longer cruise was the HAL Voyage of the Vikings. It was 35 days RT from Boston on the Maasdam. It was exciting, and being from Florida, a real delight to escape the heat and see ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ACA Jester

8 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Vikings and Souvenir Hunters

As always, this review will try to focus on the little things that might be missed, along with the details that may be overlooked in a broader review. This is especially true for the independent travelers who may ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Karl A

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely not the best we have tried

We were looking very much forward to this cruise starting with 11 days in Central America and the Panama Canal. After that we did cross the Atlantic ending up in Copenhagen. When we were checking in, we were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Zuiderdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining3.54
Entertainment4.53.6
Public Rooms3.54.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family2.03.4
Enrichment5.03.6
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.53.8
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