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We chose this cruise for the ports of call, time of year to take advantage of long sunny days and the well spaced sea days. We were very happy with all our ports of call with most having free shuttles to the city (except Edinburgh) and the ability to walk into town less than 15 minutes. The boat is in great shape and is staffed by friendly crew and officers who do not hesitate to interact with you. Food was top notch, cabin clean, entertainment good especially the BB King Blues club.and Billboard on Board. We were unable to go to Wales as the winds were to high for docking. HAL fully refunded our port of call charges. Isle of Skye was incredible- Wild and unspoiled.Did a 5 k hike up a mountain for spectacular views. Belfast-did a free walking tour that was superb Dublin- Drank a lot of beer! Try O' Neill's for supper. Lovely Victorian House with loads of food that you pick up by yourself, very reasonable. Went to Howath on the DART. Take the green DART not the green/blue DART! (Easy and affordable) Cobn- stayed in town and went to Kelly's for Irish coffee. Live music by Jubilly(thanks for the fun!) Holyhead-canceled due to wind Glasgow-docked and stayed in Inverclyde and did a free tour with the village out to Newark castle.The locals are very nice. Invergordon-Great town with a super museum by the locals. Went to Dalmore Distillery( book ahead) Queensferry-Took the X99 shuttle to Edinburgh ( 6lbs. return)Walked the mile and poked around. Kristiansand- Went to the Kanomuseum- 2nd largest canon in the world. Take the bus to Kroodden and walk 15 minutes to the museum. we got a deal 25 NK return on the bus.Museum was 90 NK each. Lovely town well kept good shopping but be ready to pay $$. Seadays- 3with and extra for missed port. no problem made the cruise lesuirely and we weren't worn out at the end of vacay.

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Zuiderdam Cruise Review by vicverse

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)
We chose this cruise for the ports of call, time of year to take advantage of long sunny days and the well spaced sea days. We were very happy with all our ports of call with most having free shuttles to the city (except Edinburgh) and the ability to walk into town less than 15 minutes.

The boat is in great shape and is staffed by friendly crew and officers who do not hesitate to interact with you. Food was top notch, cabin clean, entertainment good especially the BB King Blues club.and Billboard on Board.

We were unable to go to Wales as the winds were to high for docking. HAL fully refunded our port of call charges.

Isle of Skye was incredible- Wild and unspoiled.Did a 5 k hike up a mountain for spectacular views.

Belfast-did a free walking tour that was superb

Dublin- Drank a lot of beer! Try O' Neill's for supper. Lovely Victorian House with loads of food that you pick up by yourself, very reasonable. Went to Howath on the DART. Take the green DART not the green/blue DART! (Easy and affordable)

Cobn- stayed in town and went to Kelly's for Irish coffee. Live music by Jubilly(thanks for the fun!)

Holyhead-canceled due to wind

Glasgow-docked and stayed in Inverclyde and did a free tour with the village out to Newark castle.The locals are very nice.

Invergordon-Great town with a super museum by the locals. Went to Dalmore Distillery( book ahead)

Queensferry-Took the X99 shuttle to Edinburgh ( 6lbs. return)Walked the mile and poked around.

Kristiansand- Went to the Kanomuseum- 2nd largest canon in the world. Take the bus to Kroodden and walk 15 minutes to the museum. we got a deal 25 NK return on the bus.Museum was 90 NK each. Lovely town well kept good shopping but be ready to pay $$.

Seadays- 3with and extra for missed port. no problem made the cruise lesuirely and we weren't worn out at the end of vacay.
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Cabin Review

Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)
Cabin H 4104
Great room. Hardly any motion or noise from other floors. Was fully obstructed but the light was great to have. No complaints.
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