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Zuiderdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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985 reviews
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Too many problems in Zuiderdam

Review for Zuiderdam to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

ITINERARY is the reason to pick Holland America Line. However, we both came home sneezing and coughing because of the airco in the cabin that is placed right over the bed and cannot be shut off.

This was also the case two years ago when we also sailed with Zuiderdam but we figured this major problem would have been solved after the ship had been refurbished. But NO. We were certainly not the only people complaining about this problem and I would never book such a ship again.

Service, food choice had also declined in two years. The menu was cut down, no more surf and turf, or baked Alaska. I do not mind paying for lobster ($20) but the quality was poor, lobster was small, hard and tasteless. Other dishes failed to impress as was the case earlier. Now the service has always been excellent, but also here they started dropping the ball, almost constantly. Three times our wine got lost and most dinner they were unable to serve us wine with first course, which is really a shame. Also on deck nine staff sometimes unfriendly, and hardly willing to serve. A great let down!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VB

Fine cabin

Port Reviews


Easy checkin


Too many ships, of which 2 HAL! That is bad planning!

Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

4 cruiseships is too much for such a small place. Not much to see!


Not much to see

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