Zuiderdam Review

Minus one star because: not enough Vikings!

Review for the Arctic Cruise on Zuiderdam
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2023
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

We had a great cabin - aft, veranda - that we loved. No diesel, smoke/ash and little noise from Lido above. Great views, tiny sitting area.

We chose to take meclizine, starting the night before our cruise. This was the most sea we've seen on any cruise (still topped out at 2+ meters - 7-8 foot swells) and were both fine. I had anxiety but no actual motion sickness. There was an outbreak of respiratory illness during our cruise - you could hear a lot of coughing from the time we boarded. My husband got a pretty mild cold and I was fine. Plenty of hand sanitizer and during the "outbreak" more reminders to use it or the hand wash stations available at the Lido deck.

The crew were all 100% professional, kind and friendly. Can't say enough about them. Loved our captain (Bart), cruise director (Tjalling!), many wait staff, and our steward team. There was good information daily about weather, seas, arrival and departure into ports, and a full narration in the Sound. The bar and wait staff were so attentive. They were almost always right there to offer a drink in every venue, even after they knew who was on the bar package.

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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

No diesel or effluent odors, zero smoke/ash and little noise from Lido above. A few nights of late-night deck chair rearranging. The veranda was often/always dry, and so even during times of rain or heavy mist we could sit outside under the overhang. Guests can look down on your verandah, in small part, from the Lido pool deck above. Great views, especially nice when cruising Prince Christian Sound. It has a tiny sitting area that's nonetheless appreciated. Otherwise a typical cabin. Bathroom is plenty large for one person to move around, with full bath/shower.

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