Zuiderdam Review

Many Wonders, Some Special Moments, Occasional Sour Notes with 16 Ports

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Zuiderdam
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Mary Seas
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Shimmerng light a Santorini
scarred and damaged table in cabin
Multiple stains on sofa first day in cabin
Livorno to Cinque Terre
Flamenco show onboard after Barcelona
cathedral at Palm de Majorca
rath along the sea  Cinque Terre
Roman Theatre at Malaga
Ponta Delgado  skyline
barcelona:St Marie del mar Egise
Raising Greek Flag on Acropolis:anniversary of liberation from Nazis
Pompei  as excusion from Naples
Library at Ephesus as excursion from Kusadasi
Seville:Plaza de Espana
Palma:dancing the sardana in the street on Sunday after church

HAL put together a 7 day Greece with a 19 day transAtlantic cruise calling it a "Collectors Journey". They promised different meals and shows over the 26 days but repeated the menus and the shows from the first 7 days into the transatlantic. The ports brought the magic: Athens, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Santorini, Katakalon, Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Barcelona, Palma de Majorca, Alicante, Malaga, Cadiz, Punta Delgado ,Horta and Nassau

The ship shows its age (2002) with cabin furniture stained and damaged ; public rooms have mis matched decors of incomplete revisions; toilets failed often in public areas and cabins including ours; drip buckets were found often in hallways from leaks .

The recent drydock did not effect the average voyager as it added upper deck VB cabins on Deck 10 and retreat cabanas on Deck 11. They minimized the Crow's Nest. The Screening Room for movies is ludicrous with 24 seats on a ship for 1948 potential passengers to enjoy. The computer classes max out at 12 seats.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VB

standard sized ocean view cabin at about 200sq ft with ADEQUATE STORAGE Balcony on port side but not bothered by ports as higher than equipment a ports.

Quiet for sailing with no nearby business/ activities

near elevator and convenient up to Crow's nest and down to entertainment and casino Far from dining .

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