Zuiderdam Review

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Review for the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Zuiderdam
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2011
Cabin: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

I have done this repo cruise from Lauderdale to Vancouver several times over the last 10 years. Last one on HAL was 6 years ago. I was very disappointed with the cutbacks that have taken place over this time. For example, no more Rosario quartet in the dining room, waiters no longer seat guests at the dinner table, no more lemonade on the prom deck, no chocolate truffles in Explorer lounge,no more big band dancing on mainstage, atrium or crows nest. The movie theatre has 30 seats, for 1850 passengers., not sure what they were thinking here. Food was mediocre at the best of times, so the Pinnacle grill was frequented more than once, for 20$ it is still excellent.Zuiderdam is in terrible condition, and really really needs a refit. Condition of the decks was dirty as was our balcony. The rattan ottoman was so beat up we had it replaced, with a chair? Outerdeck and pool chaises were dirty and beat up. I would not recommend this ship to any cruiser. I should have done my homework more diligently for this cruise. Despite being the first ship of the vista class and now 10 years old, I was sure she would have been much better upgraded. So, be advised and check out when refits have taken place.

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Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

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5024 is a good cabin location.

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