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It was a good time to go,, no mowing or lawn work needed at home during November. Plus,, it was warm on the cruise. We liked the service, it was excellent, good nice workers. The room was nice,,, they had good entertainers,, outstanding. The food was terrible,,,they must have had a chef to help prepare it, lol there was a lot of food wasted and it was expensive to Holland America to have so much wasted..The bread was so hard and tough you couldnt eat it. They need the help of Golden Corral or some just plain cooks, They had good salads but no good dressings for it,, so that was out for us. They just need plain foods that people in America eat,,,we tried the dinners, and they were not good,,, we ended up eating fruit,, and ice cream, lol. We and others in our group say no more Holland America cruises due to the food... We all have had other cruises with Disney, and most other cruise lines and the food was great. I did find,, we got shore activities not from the ship, but from venders as soon as you get off the ship,,, we had the same activities for less than half price, that HAmerica was asking.

Excellent except for the food,, it was terrible

Zuiderdam Cruise Review by BOBTENN

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2017
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
It was a good time to go,, no mowing or lawn work needed at home during November. Plus,, it was warm on the cruise. We liked the service, it was excellent, good nice workers.

The room was nice,,, they had good entertainers,, outstanding.

The food was terrible,,,they must have had a chef to help prepare it, lol there was a lot of food wasted and it was expensive to Holland America to have so much wasted..The bread was so hard and tough you couldnt eat it. They need the help of Golden Corral or some just plain cooks, They had good salads but no good dressings for it,, so that was out for us. They just need plain foods that people in America eat,,,we tried the dinners, and they were not good,,, we ended up eating fruit,, and ice cream, lol. We and others in our group say no more Holland America cruises due to the food... We all have had other cruises with Disney, and most other cruise lines and the food was great.

I did find,, we got shore activities not from the ship, but from venders as soon as you get off the ship,,, we had the same activities for less than half price, that HAmerica was asking.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VH 1121
It was great,,, the worker did a great job,,, as all the workers did, Christ on the Ledo deck became a good friend,, he works hard,,,,everyone liked him, He is from Jakarta. Also the entertainers were great,,, some became our friends...
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