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We had never been to Canada. We live in Florida so this longer cruise was perfect, we only had to fly one way. We love to travel on Holland America Lines, so the fact that Zuiderdam was due for an interior face lift did not bother us. We know and love their standards, so could put up with a few chips and rips. The Crew was wonderful, always helpful & Roxan in the Ocean Bar is the Best Waiter on board. the Food was a little odd by the second week. (an awful lot of fish, for someone who does not eat fin fish.) The food we ordered was good & we could order a baked potato if the sides did not appeal. I must say that the entertainment on board was a little disappointing, where did all the small bands and other singers & guitar players, that used to be in the small bars, Crows Nest, Atrium & Dining Room go? We miss being able to order afternoon drinks & listen to a Duo or single musician entertain us. The music seems to be at night & if that band is needed for the main show, nothing!!!

Ship is going to Dry Dock right after cruise

Zuiderdam Cruise Review by cheap7029

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2017
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)
We had never been to Canada. We live in Florida so this longer cruise was perfect, we only had to fly one way. We love to travel on Holland America Lines, so the fact that Zuiderdam was due for an interior face lift did not bother us. We know and love their standards, so could put up with a few chips and rips.

The Crew was wonderful, always helpful & Roxan in the Ocean Bar is the Best Waiter on board.

the Food was a little odd by the second week. (an awful lot of fish, for someone who does not eat fin fish.) The food we ordered was good & we could order a baked potato if the sides did not appeal.

I must say that the entertainment on board was a little disappointing, where did all the small bands and other singers & guitar players, that used to be in the small bars, Crows Nest, Atrium & Dining Room go? We miss being able to order afternoon drinks & listen to a Duo or single musician entertain us. The music seems to be at night & if that band is needed for the main show, nothing!!!
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Cabin Review

Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)
Cabin H 4063
Cabin was ready for us & spotlessly clean. We asked for nightly ice in bucket & it was always delivered.
Cabin needs more drawer, I had to use the shoe shine basket to coral small items that I had no drawers for & empty the side cabinet too.
Location was good.
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