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Baltic Sea Zuiderdam Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Zuiderdam
Baltic Sea
Departure Port

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84 Baltic Sea Zuiderdam Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


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cruisersenior

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Magnificent Cruise of Northern Isles and the Baltic

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Zuiderdam - The Ship Older ship, but renovated in 2017. Maintenance is never ending for ships. Each port day we observed, scraping, painting and power washing. And, yet, there still are areas of rust and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Ladybug42

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Loved the Baltic! We will come back and do it again.

We chose the Zuiderdam for the Baltic cruise because we wanted an itinerary that had us in St Petersburg for two days since we wanted to more fully explore that port. We also wanted a smallish ship because we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Janric

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ports but HAL's food and service not so much

I'd have given this cruise an overall raging of 5 were it not for HAL cheating out on food, service and entertainment. Food was almost always JUST warm. No flavour and boring, I brought my own garlic powder is ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ybb

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Fantastic itinerary terrible food and service

This was our fourth Holland America cruise and our second HA cruise this year. We last sailed on the Westerdam around Japan which was fantastic. As this was also a vista class ship and we had also been on the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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2Danish

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Too many problems in Zuiderdam

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kimlew

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Northern Isles beauty

The Northern Isles cruise was a great 14 day tour of Nordic country and history in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Shetland Island and Scotland. The cruise had 5 full days in Iceland, longer than most tours. My husband ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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carolbparksville

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

vacation

always wanted to visit Denmark, the homeland of my husband and since the cruise started in Copenhagen, this was our opportunity to do the Baltic Sea cruise. We always choose Holland America as the mid size ships ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cruisechandi

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Expensive but lacking serious class

The destination and also wanted to see how good the silver line sailing was, first day entering the cabin we were allocated the toilets were not properly cleaned. We had to buy water which is a bare minimum ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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u7jf

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Holland America doing what it does best.

We love the fact that Holland America is not over commercialised. Unlike some 'other,' cruise companies HAL are not trying to 'nickel & dime,' one at every opportunity. We like the small-medium ship scale of the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Corkyone

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise, great staff

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see the Baltic area and it was an exceptional itinerary. I had previously cruised on the Eurodam and the Zuiderdam, although in fine shape, was a bit smaller leading to some ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cruisingandsnoozing

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time with Holland Anmerica

We chose this cruise purely for the itinerary, and knew nothing about Holland America. But so glad we took a chance! Friendliest crew we have ever met on a cruise- ok. we didn't meet our cabin steward till the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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cfly

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Baltic itinerary

We chose this Baltic cruise because we liked the 10 day itinerary, with only 2 sea days and starting and ending in Copenhagen. We thought our balcony room was in excellent condition, with fresh paint, nice ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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seapointer

10 Reviews Written

76 Helpful Votes

Nothing is perfect

This was our second time on Zuiderdam, and the dry dock has definitely freshened its appearance. We did a 10 day Baltic cruise during the height of a record setting heat wave, but the ship was always cool and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mini1504

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise and itinerary

Cruised with HAL before and found them good, same service etc on this cruise. I didn’t book the drinks package and found it was cheaper to pay as you go especially as the cruise had happy hour a few times each ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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DistantShores

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

10 Day Jewels of the Baltic

This was our 12th cruise and our first with Holland America. (Our previous cruises were on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Princess.) I will start at the end by saying that we were impressed with HAL and we loved ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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pateislofl

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Forget all the negatives you have read

We chose this cruise for its terrific itinerary. It did not disappoint. From Bergen and Alesund and the fjords of Norway to the tiny towns of Iceland and the lovely little city of Reykjavik, we had something to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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penangboy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing meals

Sailing the Baltics was on my bucket list. The ports were what was expected. The meals onboard certainly was not. Have been on HAL before on an Alaska cruise 4 years ago. Ship was docked quite far away from the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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TheChicagoDude

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Baltic Cruises & Making the Most of St. Petersburg

Our fourth cruise with Holland America, we booked about a year ago after hearing about the Baltic experience from a relative. Unlike some cruises there is no particular reason to be on a specific side of the ship. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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arsenga

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

10 Days Baltic Cruise

This cruise was a 100% transport logistic success. From the departure Airport to the final destination airport / from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the ship. We took all arrangements with our ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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giraffegirl

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise to the Baltic and Northern Europe

The crew on this ship is exceptional. All the stewards are friendly and very helpful and attentive. Whenever passengers are embarking or disembarking, senior officers are on the pier to wish you welcome or to wish ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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catbalou

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Up To Our Liking

We chose this cruise because of it's itinerary which included six European countries and possible visits to the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge and the races at Royal Ascot. It also included stops in Copenhagen, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Protseq

10 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Went for the ship and certain ports. Intensive port schedule with few sea days.

This was our second cruise on the Zuiderdam. This ship introduced us to Holland America ten years ago and left us with a very favorable view of the cruise line. This was our fifth cruise on Holland America with ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Temple0644

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Just What We Expected - Great

We went with friends who chose the Baltic cruise, and we'd never been to any ports on the itinerary. We are 3-Star Mariners, and our friends are 4-Star, so we are predisposed to like HAL. Everything was handled very ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Bellair

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

UK-IRELAND & BALTIC

Purely for the ports... If you are sailing out of Denmark, beware of the extremely high costs during high season in Copenhagen prior to sailing!! Loved Scotland & Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Vic V

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Some good some not. Holland America keeps cutting.

Chose cruise for the itinerary. British Isles followed by Baltic Cruise. Started in Copenhagen, a wonderful city and is well worth going back to for a longer stay. We were in a Signature Suite cabin. Had ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Zuiderdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining3.54
Entertainment4.53.6
Public Rooms3.54.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family2.03.4
Enrichment5.03.6
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.53.8
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