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We are seniors and this cruise was tailored for us The ship is a bit old, but is laid out well . I walk a lot and like the full promenade deck. Cabin (7028) has a very good design. Liked the curtain between the bed and bath as wife is late sleeper. Shower is nice and large but curtain is pesky as always. We were not bothered by motion even though seas we a bit high a few days( neither of us have any problems with motion) Stewards were very good which is common on Rotterdam deck. Furniture is pretty worn and the TV has a very small screen. Food was very good overall in all venues. Nothing fabulous, but almost all well prepared. On the minus side, not a great selection of fruit, eggs Benedict not warm in the Lido even though prepared to order, coffee was not a good as previous HAL trips, and specialty coffee bar (Explorations Cafe) was not very convenient to large areas of the ship. Enjoyed almost all the entertainment, especially the live lounge music, but remember we are seniors and this music caters to that niche. Shows were good and sets outstanding. Lecturers and enrichment activities were good and varied, as they should be on a transatlantic. Wonderfully friendly, helpful crew; only saw 1 person that was a bit sour continually. Bad weather in Horta and Cherbourg. Been to Ponta Delgada before so just took the little train and walked around, very pleasant. Walking tour in Brugge with a guide from last year and did the canal cruise. Nice docking in Amsterdam itself,great city. Stayed extra day in Copenhagen and was rewarded with a beautiful Saturday! Great, relaxing cruise, but leave the kids and young adults at home. They will be bored stiff.

Exceptionally enjoyable cruise for us

Zuiderdam Cruise Review by Workinless

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
We are seniors and this cruise was tailored for us

The ship is a bit old, but is laid out well . I walk a lot and like the full promenade deck.

Cabin (7028) has a very good design.

Liked the curtain between the bed and bath as wife is late sleeper. Shower is nice and large but curtain is pesky as always.

We were not bothered by motion even though seas we a bit high a few days( neither of us have any problems with motion)

Stewards were very good which is common on Rotterdam deck.

Furniture is pretty worn and the TV has a very small screen.

Food was very good overall in all venues. Nothing fabulous, but almost all well prepared. On the minus side, not a great selection of fruit, eggs Benedict not warm in the Lido even though prepared to order, coffee was not a good as previous HAL trips, and specialty coffee bar (Explorations Cafe) was not very convenient to large areas of the ship.

Enjoyed almost all the entertainment, especially the live lounge music, but remember we are seniors and this music caters to that niche. Shows were good and sets outstanding.

Lecturers and enrichment activities were good and varied, as they should be on a transatlantic.

Wonderfully friendly, helpful crew; only saw 1 person that was a bit sour continually.

Bad weather in Horta and Cherbourg. Been to Ponta Delgada before so just took the little train and walked around, very pleasant. Walking tour in Brugge with a guide from last year and did the canal cruise. Nice docking in Amsterdam itself,great city. Stayed extra day in Copenhagen and was rewarded with a beautiful Saturday!

Great, relaxing cruise, but leave the kids and young adults at home. They will be bored stiff.
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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VF 7028
Very good design.
Liked the curtain between the bed and bath as wife is late sleeper. Shower is nice and large but curtain is pesky as always.
We were not bothered by motion even though seas we a bit high a few days( neither of us have any problems with motion)
Stewards were very good which is common on Rotterdam deck.
Furniture is pretty worn and the TV has a very small screen.
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