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Panama Canal & Central America Zuiderdam Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Food and entertainment were less than expected
"On my previous Panama Canal cruise Holland America provided a speaker and a film about the canal during a sea day, this time it was the entertainment on the main stage.Entertainment was not up to the standards on previous cruises, the main stage had 6 dancers with pre-recorded music I believe 4 shows on the cruise, the Jukebox Rouges were excellent, but again pre-recorded music, the singer doing impressions was good but seemed to be constantly promoting himself and his web site...."Read More
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Great Service, older ship

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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


Food and entertainment were less than expected

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tonyrak1956
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my retirement cruise, 14 day Panama Canal full transit Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, my 4th cruise on Holland America and 9th overall. The crew were fantastic, constant cleaning going on, wait staff very friendly and attentive. Ship was in good shape, having retired from a engineering position, where I was involved with some equipment reviews I noticed a couple of items that needed ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Panama Canal- bucket list cruise

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0106
10+ Cruises

Wonderful cruise with full COVID protocols. The customer service was extraordinary. I believe there was one crew member for every passenger. The crew was so happy to have us on board, they went out of their way to meet our every need. Never waited in line or struggled to find a table in the Lido or a chair on the pool deck. Testing in the terminal prior to embarkation went smoothly. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Well, so so

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LandisKL
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the cruise for it's destination, the Panama Canal and for it's embarkation port, Ft. Lauderdale. The ship was fine, the stateroom was excellent and the service staff was wonderful. We did NOT feel the same about the ship personnel. They were aloof and never smiled or made eye contact. We also felt that there was a constant sales pitch for jewelry or spa services. We were inundated by ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Good itinerary but ship is disappointing

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turbotravelers
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Panama Canal 10 night partial voyage. The Holland America Zuiderdam has some serious air conditioning problems. Understandable that when you’re walking through the hallways, it can be a little warm with the deck doors open, however, the rooms should not be to the point where it’s uncomfortable. The second night into our cruise, we called down to customer service and asked them to check the air ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Wonderful Cruise

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debtn
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Panama Canal was the reason we chose this cruise....I found it very acceptable for an older ship....We stayed in an outside cabin...of course, smaller cabin but was sufficient...room stewards were very good as were our dining room waiters...Food was very good..the entertainment in BB Kings lounge and Billboard Lounge was absolutely wonderful...Now the negative .....we took a shore excursion in ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great itinerary, but uneven experience

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sunorclouds
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this particular Panama Canal cruise for the itinerary. The ship stopped in Aruba, Curacao and Costa Rica, in addition to traveling through the canal, which were all new ports for us. After reading reviews, I did not expect a "new" ship, but since it had been in dry dock less than 2 years ago, I figured it would be okay. My husband and I have taken about 10 cruises over the years, and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Awesome

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Margaret Magsam
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The Panama Canal was exciting.it was awesome to see how it was done, The crew on the ship was fabulous expecially as follows Danny , was so amazing always making sure everything was okay, and went out of his way to make you feel so welcome and enjoyable Rene our drink guy , was so informative of drinks , wines ,if you weren’t sure what you liked he was sure he’d bring something you like ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A cruise ship that should be on DRY DOCK; THE CRUISE FROM HELL

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Bob Sib
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I thought Holland America was a step above and tried the Panama cruise. First the ship is in disrepair ie: broken windows, window seal deteriorated causing windows to fog in main dining room, burnt out bulbs throughout especially at the elevators and Old wooden deck chairs on deck three of which 50 percent were broken. Attitude of the Hotel manager was not his problem. Staff throughout ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Good Cruise

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JAGGI99
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

It was a good cruise. Our main attraction in selecting this cruise was to go through the Panama Canal. The ship goes through the first lock. We bought a ship tour that took us through all the locks. It was a great experience! Wish the tour took us to see the Panama City also, as the tour was not cheap. The service, food was good. I would like to recognize Gede, Eko, KD and Mauro for their ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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