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Zuiderdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1003 reviews
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Lovely staff but poor ship and service

Review for Zuiderdam to the Panama Canal & Central America
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lovetotravel54
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2010
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

We travelled on a 16 day repositioning cruise from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale in September/October. The cruise had good and bad points. Good first :-

Staff were very friendly and helpful throughout - nicest staff on any ship I can remember. Best was the Maitre d'hotel on the open dining restaurant who remembered our name, room number and preferences after just a few days! Cruise Director also excellent. Cabin staff lovely (but they always are!) Cabin large and well appointed - nice area to sit and watch TV, lots of storage space and hanging area.

Food generally good although rarely had a wow factor. Portions not too big which we like, as it means you are never over-full. Icecream excellent and nearly always available.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

Lots of storage space and lots of hangers. Big room with separate seating area to watch TV. Comfortable bed, very roomy. Adjoining room and you could hear noise from next door sometimes

Port Reviews

Puerto Vallarta

Nice port - pretty promenade and old town. I suggest you just walk around town and along the seafront - no need to take a tour. You can catch a bus from the port to the town for $1 or taxi for $5

Cartagena (Colombia)

Beautiful old town - lots to see. Very hot in October while we were there so 3 hours was long enough. Interesting contrast between new city with highrises and old town.

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