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From an experienced cruise traveler: STAY AWAY FROM THIS CRUISE LINE Worst cruise ever. The ship was being repaired while sailing. Huge amount of noise. Debris falling on the balcony. Top deck not accessible. Any-time dining restaurant: Running out of food items. Running out of WATER!! Very limited service hours. Scarce number of table attendants. Not enough tables for the number of guests. Entertainment: Very poor quality, not even close to other cruise companies. Very limited number of guest-participation games/contests/shows. Gives you a lot of time to spend in the cabin to think what a mistake you made! Chaotic disembarkation. As a result, many guests missed their flights or train rides. UNBELIEVABLE!! Holland America was contacted for a partial refund due to delivering a one-star trip, when they advertise it as a four/five star cruise. Their response was impersonal and, of course, declining to even discuss the situation...

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Zuiderdam Cruise Review by zhemmingway2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
From an experienced cruise traveler: STAY AWAY FROM THIS CRUISE LINE

Worst cruise ever.

The ship was being repaired while sailing. Huge amount of noise. Debris falling on the balcony. Top deck not accessible.

Any-time dining restaurant: Running out of food items. Running out of WATER!! Very limited service hours. Scarce number of table attendants. Not enough tables for the number of guests.

Entertainment: Very poor quality, not even close to other cruise companies. Very limited number of guest-participation games/contests/shows. Gives you a lot of time to spend in the cabin to think what a mistake you made!

Chaotic disembarkation. As a result, many guests missed their flights or train rides.

UNBELIEVABLE!!

Holland America was contacted for a partial refund due to delivering a one-star trip, when they advertise it as a four/five star cruise. Their response was impersonal and, of course, declining to even discuss the situation...
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VE 7003
Average
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