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We chose this cruise for the date and the itinerary. This was a transatlantic / repositioning cruise starting in Copenhagen Denmark. We visited Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Canada finally disembarking in Manhattan. We crossed the Arctic Circle and when cruised Prince Christian Sund, Greenland. The outdoors were magnificent but the Ship was old, small and worn. Crew did an incredible job keeping the ship clean and taking care of continuous minor maintenance. Entertainment was lacking, sets were minimal and unattractive. Several of the individual entertainers were excellent. We missed our last port, which would have been Halifax, because of Hurricane Hermine. Had one full day at sea in the hurricane experiencing 80 mile an hour winds & 20 foot waves. During the storm, balcony doors and deck doors were leaking, so there was continuous cleanup with water vacuums. We were very disappointed with the Canaletto Specialty Restaurant food quality and wait staff. I would not recommend the Zuiderdam, but would highly recommend this itinerary. We had a Signature Suite, but our cabin steward could not speak much English. We did appreciate the guest lectures and port information very much. The BB King Blues band did not play the blues but did play Motown and Disco. It seemed to us that the Band was not cohesive, perhaps they were hired individually by the cruise line to play musical sets that were established by the cruise line.

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Zuiderdam Cruise Review by LoisLRWC

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite
We chose this cruise for the date and the itinerary. This was a transatlantic / repositioning cruise starting in Copenhagen Denmark. We visited Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Canada finally disembarking in Manhattan. We crossed the Arctic Circle and when cruised Prince Christian Sund, Greenland. The outdoors were magnificent but the Ship was old, small and worn. Crew did an incredible job keeping the ship clean and taking care of continuous minor maintenance. Entertainment was lacking, sets were minimal and unattractive. Several of the individual entertainers were excellent.

We missed our last port, which would have been Halifax, because of Hurricane Hermine. Had one full day at sea in the hurricane experiencing 80 mile an hour winds & 20 foot waves. During the storm, balcony doors and deck doors were leaking, so there was continuous cleanup with water vacuums. We were very disappointed with the Canaletto Specialty Restaurant food quality and wait staff. I would not recommend the Zuiderdam, but would highly recommend this itinerary. We had a Signature Suite, but our cabin steward could not speak much English. We did appreciate the guest lectures and port information very much. The BB King Blues band did not play the blues but did play Motown and Disco. It seemed to us that the Band was not cohesive, perhaps they were hired individually by the cruise line to play musical sets that were established by the cruise line.
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Cabin Review

Signature Superior Verandah Suite
Cabin SS 8080
Centrally located, quiet cabin. We could hear some carts several times a day on the Lido deck above us, but since the only activity on the Lido deck on this ship was shopping during the day, there was not much cabin noise from above.
Upper Verandah Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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