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Great ports on the Trans-Atlantic Crossing and an amazing staff at Holland America's Zuiderdam made the cruise memorable. Although the cabin was old and dated, with a tv screen that was barely readable, the crew and the planned activities more than made up for any disappointment. The only negative was the on-staff singers and dancers who more reminded me of a high school talent show, than a professional team of performers. The specialty acts (comedian, pianists, and group acts) that were brought on the ship were absolutely fabulous - just cannot say the same for the onboard team of singers and dancers. The onboard house band was wonderful as well. Finally - the ship states it has a movie screening room ... it doesn't. It has a small room with 12 chairs that is always full. Actually saw a fight breakout between two people trying to get the last seat. They were showing great movies, unfortunately to a dozen people at a time only. Big disappointment. Guests would,line up 45 minutes ahead of a movie to get one of the 12 seats ... and that's only if the guests before didn't want to re-watch the same movie and not leave their seat (it happened...LOL).

Fabulous cruise despite being on an older dated cruise ship

Zuiderdam Cruise Review by mully31

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Great ports on the Trans-Atlantic Crossing and an amazing staff at Holland America's Zuiderdam made the cruise memorable. Although the cabin was old and dated, with a tv screen that was barely readable, the crew and the planned activities more than made up for any disappointment.

The only negative was the on-staff singers and dancers who more reminded me of a high school talent show, than a professional team of performers. The specialty acts (comedian, pianists, and group acts) that were brought on the ship were absolutely fabulous - just cannot say the same for the onboard team of singers and dancers.

The onboard house band was wonderful as well.

Finally - the ship states it has a movie screening room ... it doesn't. It has a small room with 12 chairs that is always full. Actually saw a fight breakout between two people trying to get the last seat. They were showing great movies, unfortunately to a dozen people at a time only. Big disappointment. Guests would,line up 45 minutes ahead of a movie to get one of the 12 seats ... and that's only if the guests before didn't want to re-watch the same movie and not leave their seat (it happened...LOL).
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VE 8131
Old and dated ... big enough ... JT the decor was nothing that you would be taking pictures of to brag about ... needs a facelift.
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