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Zuiderdam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Good but has seen better

Zuiderdam Cruise Review by durtynurse

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Have sailed many time with Holland America and are 4 star martiners. The embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth. We where able to go right to our cabin. Over the past few years we have noticed that the food in the main dinning room seems to be going down some. My husband and some others at our table ordered the steak (the one that is always on the menu) and all stated the same thing, "tastless and no flavor". None of them ordered it again. Everyone at our table that had the salmon said it was good. The Lido's breakfast was always good. We ate at the Lido two nights in a row and it was the same food both times. The DIVE burgers are the best! We also did a wine package (the top one) and everytime my husband order a red wine they never had the one he ordered and would bring us another stating, "we do not have the wine you ordered". Again, this was everytime he ordered the red wine. They did have the white wine he chose. The dining room staff, as always, was good and always willing to help. The ship itself was clean with some wear and tear in some places. The services, as always, was good. The cooking shows on board are fun to go to. A good place to spend time while at sea. We did not attend the computer classes this time but, have in the past and they were good with a lot of good information. The BB King All Stars is always good. All in all, a very good cruise and would sail on the Zuederdan again.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VA 5086

Cabin was nice and our cabin stewards did a great job. We were sailing with another couple and had joining rooms and requested the balcony partition to be unlocked and opened. This could not happen because the "thingy" that holds the partition open was broken and could not be fixed. Other than that, our cabin good and would get the same one again.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Stayed two days in Copehagen with our friends that we were traviling with before the cruise. Did this on our own


Did the Titanic Experence on our own. No problems in getting a taxi. The Titanic Experence was great. We were there 5+ hours.


The ship had a free shuttle bus from the ship to the center of town. Very close to Trinity College. Maybe 3 or 4 blocks. Both days we were in Dublin we took the ships shuttle bus. The second day we walked around saw some churches. Good time.

Cobh (Cork)

Did a ships short excursion to Barney Castle. Very good tour. Great shopping!! Could have added annother hour to the tour.

Greenock (Glasgow)

Stayed in town and walked around. Did a Hop on/Hop off bus tour of the town.

Invergordon (Inverness)

Took the city bus #25X from the port into Inverness. Great churshes and castle.


Cute city. Walked around and had some good fish n chips.

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