1. Home
  2. Cruise Reviews
  3. Zuiderdam
We choose the 10 Day Cruise instead of the 11 Day because we liked the only being at sea 1 day between ports. We drove from Iowa to Ft Lauderdale and arrived in time to embark without a long waits or lines. Parking was very close to the ship terminal.Embarkation was smooth and we we liked the efficiency of the the process. Our stateroom was a handicap accessible (ordered by choice) interior and was very spacious. Our Steward was very attentive and helpful throughout the the cruise. We selected open dining, but made reservation each night at 5:30. We requested the same table so we knew where we would be seated. The Dining staff knew our names and what we liked after the first night. The food was very good, but not as good as we had experienced on Carnival. The was a daily Microsoft Digital Workshop on the cruise, and I attended several of the daily sessions. They were all on some aspect of Windows 10 and I got a lot out of them. The instructor was very knowable. There was also a daily Q&A about Win 10 and allow you to ask suspect question about you personal use of Win 10. We got off the ship at each port, but only went on one excursion. In the other ports we explored the lock markets and streets of the port. In Jamaica we hired a local taxi and drove the country side. It was cheaper than the excursion, and we saw just as much. In Costa Rico we took a bus tour and it ended at a Tourist stop with Caribbean Dancers. We saw two shows on board Matilda & Patrick, and a Comedy Magician. Both were excellent. Overall this was a very good cruise. I would recommend it.

Sunfarer 10 Day to Panama Canal

Zuiderdam Cruise Review by Estomvhe

4 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2017
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom
We choose the 10 Day Cruise instead of the 11 Day because we liked the only being at sea 1 day between ports. We drove from Iowa to Ft Lauderdale and arrived in time to embark without a long waits or lines. Parking was very close to the ship terminal.Embarkation was smooth and we we liked the efficiency of the the process.

Our stateroom was a handicap accessible (ordered by choice) interior and was very spacious. Our Steward was very attentive and helpful throughout the the cruise.

We selected open dining, but made reservation each night at 5:30. We requested the same table so we knew where we would be seated. The Dining staff knew our names and what we liked after the first night. The food was very good, but not as good as we had experienced on Carnival. The was a daily Microsoft Digital Workshop on the cruise, and I attended several of the daily sessions. They were all on some aspect of Windows 10 and I got a lot out of them. The instructor was very knowable. There was also a daily Q&A about Win 10 and allow you to ask suspect question about you personal use of Win 10.

We got off the ship at each port, but only went on one excursion. In the other ports we explored the lock markets and streets of the port. In Jamaica we hired a local taxi and drove the country side. It was cheaper than the excursion, and we saw just as much. In Costa Rico we took a bus tour and it ended at a Tourist stop with Caribbean Dancers. We saw two shows on board Matilda & Patrick, and a Comedy Magician. Both were excellent.

Overall this was a very good cruise. I would recommend it.
Estomvhe’s Full Rating Summary
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Cabin
Shore Excursions
Service
Onboard Experience
Free Price Drop Alerts
Get Holland America Zuiderdam price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email

Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin I 1018
The cabin had the standard two twin pushed together to make a king sized bed. It was very comfortable. The was a 3 closets, a safe, a desk and a sofa. The bath had a shower, and well stocked with every thing you needed. Soap Lotion Shower cap hair dryer. Bath soap, Shampoo and Conditioner where in a wall mounted dispenser in the shower. There was a TV in the room, but because of the way it was mounted it was hard to see from the bed. There was a DVD Player also. Every night there was a towel Animal left on the bed along with chocolates, and the next day activity list and a breakfast room service menu.
Navigation Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews