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We flew BA a day ahead and opted for the luggage transfer to hotel and airport. This was our second time staying in the Palace Hotel Copenhagen, they run the cruiseship people through like a well oiled machine!. It is a historic hotel that is kept clean, and is beautiful. The breakfast puts every American hotel to shame! Embarkation was run smoothly, you just need patience, they are running thousands of people on board. The Norwegian Fjords are a great sight to see! Even though it was late June Norway was cool for the most part. Scotland was actually kind of cold, one port we were late departing waiting foe the tenders get people onboard with rough seas. We chose to take a shore excursion from HAL in every port, they were all prfessionally, and timely run. ou just go to the assgned meeting place, wait for your tour to be called, get n your bus and enjoy! Copenhagen airport was a pain, they don't even staff the check in until 2 hours prior to the flight departing which caused some chaos, people just stepping in front of those who had been waiting. Heathrow airport was a pain just like the way in, They don't post the gate assignments until 20 minutes prior to boarding,

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Zuiderdam Cruise Review by CATandSQUID

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite
We flew BA a day ahead and opted for the luggage transfer to hotel and airport. This was our second time staying in the Palace Hotel Copenhagen, they run the cruiseship people through like a well oiled machine!. It is a historic hotel that is kept clean, and is beautiful. The breakfast puts every American hotel to shame!

Embarkation was run smoothly, you just need patience, they are running thousands of people on board.

The Norwegian Fjords are a great sight to see! Even though it was late June Norway was cool for the most part. Scotland was actually kind of cold, one port we were late departing waiting foe the tenders get people onboard with rough seas. We chose to take a shore excursion from HAL in every port, they were all prfessionally, and timely run. ou just go to the assgned meeting place, wait for your tour to be called, get n your bus and enjoy!

Copenhagen airport was a pain, they don't even staff the check in until 2 hours prior to the flight departing which caused some chaos, people just stepping in front of those who had been waiting. Heathrow airport was a pain just like the way in, They don't post the gate assignments until 20 minutes prior to boarding,
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Cabin Review

Signature Superior Verandah Suite
Cabin SY 8099
Our suite was very clean! This was a cabin on the "bend" of the ship so the room and balcony are bigger. The extra room was nice to not feel cramped. The ship has not yet been retrofitted so it still had the small TV on the desk. The seperate shower was on the small side and if you weren't careful allot of water got on the bathroom floor. The stewards were wonderful and professional, always keeping thing clean and the ice full. There was no noice from above or the other cabins. It was in a great spot, near to the elevators but away from traffic.
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