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Zuiderdam Review

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Wonderful cruise, great staff

Review for Zuiderdam to the Baltic Sea
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2018
Cabin: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see the Baltic area and it was an exceptional itinerary. I had previously cruised on the Eurodam and the Zuiderdam, although in fine shape, was a bit smaller leading to some shortcomings. It should be noted that this cruise was the 10 day Baltic tour, which CruiseCritic didn't allow me to select.

Starting with a balcony, I upgraded to the Signature Experience which included two nights in Copenhagen with a castle evening tour. Afterwards, I then was offered to upgrade to a Neptune Suite, which I took.

The hotel for the Signature Experience was inconveniently located in Sydhavnen, without eating options outside the hotel and 8 miles from city center necessitating a commuter train ride. I got and recommend a Copenhagen Card which gives you unlimited train rides and free entrance to sights. The train doesn't go everywhere and a lot of walking was involved. Copenhagen is incredibly expensive and main courses at the hotel were $40. Even a burger at Hard Rock is $25. Tivoli is a disappointment if you've been to Disneyland. We did enjoy the boat ride included with the Copenhagen Card which gave a great view of many sites and buildings. I walked many miles and the weather was unusually warm this year.

Cabin Review

Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

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Spacious, comfortable suite with large seating area and comfortable beds. Large balcony with both lounge and dining chairs and a small table. Room had a refrigerator and huge TV although I ran out of action movies to watch. Bathroom is large and modern with bath and separate enclosed shower and two sinks.

Loved that we were right across from the Neptune Lounge where I frequently ate and spent a fair amount of time.

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I stayed two extra nights plus the two nights of the Signature Experience, which included a visit to Hamlet's Castle. A reviewer remarked that he didn't receive the promised dinner, perhaps because I ate 10 finger food servings!

Copenhagen is a beautiful city, easy to get around with a Copenhagen Pass. One day we took a train (included with the pass) to the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek which while it displayed only Scandanavian art was very enjoyable with its modern architecture and setting. Another day we took a waterway open boat tour also included with the Card, seeing many sights which would be difficult to see on foot.

Copenhagen, like all Scandanavian cities, is extremely expensive and visitors should budget accordingly.


A delightful quaint town, I just walked from the ship to town. It was a warm day and I returned a bit tired.

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