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Zuiderdam Review

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Crossing the North Atlantic in style!

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Hunt1530
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

We recently completed a 17 day cruise across the North Atlantic aboard the Zuiderdam, billed as “Voyage of the Vikings” from Boston to Rotterdam. This is actually first part of a longer 35 day cruise that returns to Boston, visiting different ports coming and going. We were among the minority of guests who departed halfway through. Many guests don’t enjoying flying and dealing with jet lag and a voyage that begins and ends in the US is attractive to them.

This cruise is only done once a year, and many people have apparently done it multiple times and sign up for it months in advance. Despite that the ship was not full.

You want to learn about Vikings? If so, this is the cruise for you and there are quite a number of talks and presentations about the Vikings as explorers, plunderers, and traders, along with history of the various countries visited. This was reinforced by shore excursions. Cruisers should note that it's a rather expensive voyage, and that is also true of the shore excursions.

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Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

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Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Uisge Ban Falls and Baddeck. Very interesting and unique

Isafjord

Took excursion to viking cultural centre. Interesting and authentic but not great value.

Bergen

Another fine day marred by unpredictable weather. Views from mt floyen are great and the hanseatic buildings near the port are beautiful.

Bar Harbor

Less crowded as we were the only ship that day. Walk along the main street and the walk along the ocean front.

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