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Holland America Line Zuiderdam Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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3.75 stars Average - Good 2/27/2022 • 35-day Hawaii & Tahiti
"Booked this cruise about 12 days prior to sailing, because we "knew" the ship and had had a blast, and for the itinerary of French Polynesia.The Shops did not have as many options as before and prices were $$ Dining: The food in the MDR and Lido was good maybe not as good as before, but good enough for us, but they ran out of some items a couple of times...."Read More
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HAL not on their game!

Review for Zuiderdam to Mexican Riviera

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Jgail
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We love to cruise! We chose this 14 day cruise with HAL because of the number of days at sea and the closer proximity to where we live. The ports of call were great--the Sea of Cortez, San Diego Santa Barbara, Victoria and Vancouver. I dislike writing negative reviews. We will always make the most of our cruises, and generally make our own fun. Here is what I wrote on the survey to HAL. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


3.75 stars Average - Good 2/27/2022 • 35-day Hawaii & Tahiti

Review for Zuiderdam to Hawaii

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canaturelover55
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Background: Nov 2021 we went on our second HAL1 week Mexican Rivera cruise on the Koningsdam from San Diego. Fun, high energy good cruise. Would repeat. In June 2015 we were on our first Holland America cruise on the Zuiderdam for 33 days: 29 ports, 13 countries from Barcelona to Rome. Inside cabin. We had a wonderful time with the ports, fellow cruisers, food, music etc. we would ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Could be better.

Review for Zuiderdam to Hawaii

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AnneFrank75
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Holland America Zuiderdam 27th February 2022 Reviews are tricky at the moment as the Covid story still affects everything and some criticisms are because of this but I have ignored all Covid excuses in the write up. The cruise was from San Diego to Hawaii then on to French Polynesia then San Diego; 35 days with about half at sea. Being met at airport; getting into hotel; transfer to ship; ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Service, older ship

Review for Zuiderdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Hooperk
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We recieved the best service ever on a cruise. Everyone gave 100%. The food and entertainment was great also. We also enjoyed the complimentary robes in each cabins. We had a slight issue with the heat in our cabin but that was rectified by moving us to another cabin. The shower faucets were different and a challenge to get the right temperature of water. There was continuing cleaning ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Extraordinary Food/Presentation/Service but bring a sweater

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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KruzinAl
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Had an awesome cruise, 7 day Caribbean. ship is from 2002 but renovated in 2017/18 My wife and I have sailed primarily Royal, Celebrity, Princess, NCL, Carnival and my wife Cunard in the past, over 40 cruises. 1900 passengers and 9 decks with lots of elevators. many were on 2, 3 and 4 week back to back cruises we are 65 and 68 so almost felt young!! An older mix, say average age ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Disappointing vessel

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - All

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CasaFenice
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I am missing a single day to become a *** three star mariner with HAL. I crossed the Atlantic twice: once on the Noordam and once on the Koningsdam from and to Civitavecchia, plus three weeks on the New Amsterdam (which is still my favorite vessel in terms of decor and style). Firstly, the ship voyage was often unexplainably rocky - even when there was not particularly rough seas. This made me ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Good but not Great

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Western

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mholder
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We've cruised Royal Carib, Princess, Norwegian, and Carnival in the past. I would put say that the Zuiderdam was better than Carnival and Norwegian, the same as Royal Caribbean, but not quite as nice as princess. We were a party of 6 with 2 rooms. 8111 and 1035. 3 middle aged adults and 3 in their 20s. The good: The ports were excellent. Not overcrowded and full days at each port. We didn't ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Just average

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - All

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Panamaleenie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just finishing up our holiday cruise. First time on HAL but have cruised most lines. The good: room stewards were very good and so was the food. The Bad: We had a balcony room which was pretty small, buckets around ship to catch leaks, lack of activities on at sea days, nightly entertainment horrendous, sewage smell in a few corridors. The Ugly: It was our Anniversary, which was noted ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Two weeks aboard- no more Test Kitchen?!?!

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Western

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KEHJMT
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did two seven day cruises back to back on the Zuiderdam, coming back to Fort Lauderdale in between. We like Holland America because of the extra large verandas and the fact that their ships aren’t overwhelming. Big enough to offer enough to do but not so big we feel lost in crowds. We also signed on with Holland America in part because of their offering for America’s Test Kitchen. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


HAL - Very Disappointing

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Writrsxprs
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose because of the Panama Canal. The cruise was good; the weather was fabulous. It's always nice to sit on the verandah and enjoy the ocean. Unfortunately, between the noisy room, the 8-9 choices on the TV (with no guide), the substandard internet and predictable food (after 5 days, I didn't know what to eat), we were very disappointed. The hamburgers were fabulous,but how many days in a row ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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