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Zuiderdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1070 reviews
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Went for the ship and certain ports. Intensive port schedule with few sea days.

Review for Zuiderdam to the Baltic Sea
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Protseq
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

This was our second cruise on the Zuiderdam. This ship introduced us to Holland America ten years ago and left us with a very favorable view of the cruise line. This was our fifth cruise on Holland America with the last one being three years ago on the Eurodam Baltic Sea St Petersburg itinerary. We selected this cruise due to its low price based on lowest category Interior Guaranteed rate. We ended up in a Deck 4 fully blocked view HH category cabin similar to what we had on our first Zuideram cruise ten years ago.

The ship was in excellent condition. The cabin was comfortable for the two of us in an excellent location forward, and convenient to elevators. It was quiet due to no interior cabins across from it. The cabin stewards did the usual excellent job of maintaining the cabin.

Dining room experience was very good. We had Anytime Dining and over the course of the cruise migrated to having dinner in the 6:15 to 6:30 pm time frame. Since we had no problem sharing a 4 or 6 seat table, we were always seated with no delay. The various sections where we were seated, for the most part, had excellent waiters and helpers.

Cabin Review

Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

Cabin HH

Great location with limited ship movement and very quiet surroundings. It had enough storage space for two occupants. I had to keep reminding myself that it was not a veranda cabin because the windows could be mistaken for sliding doors.

Port Reviews

Cherbourg

Took the Mt St Michel tour. Coach seating was very cramped. Tour guide was not very personal and had an attitude problem when guests approached him.

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