2 Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Caribbean - All

This was the third cruise with HAL. Visiting the Panama Canal was on the bucket list. Several aspects of the latest cruise deserve some remarks. The food selection has gotten smaller compared to earlier cruises. The main dining service was ... Read More
This was the third cruise with HAL. Visiting the Panama Canal was on the bucket list. Several aspects of the latest cruise deserve some remarks. The food selection has gotten smaller compared to earlier cruises. The main dining service was dismal. An hour and a half for a three-course meal is too long. The food selection in the Lido also has been reduced over previous experience on the Eurodam. The entertainment was mediocre at best. The Zuiderdam shows its age. Maintenance seems to suffer. Light fixtures had missing bulbs. The toilet stopped flushing in the middle of the night. While the Filipino crew was very friendly, the language barrier limited the interaction to the bare minimum. Explaining the malfunctioning toilet was a major effort. The public address system often did not work on our deck (deck 6). This made it difficult to respond to several fire alarms that turned out to be minor issues. Conclusion: This was our last cruise with Holland America and cannot recommend it to our friends. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
It was our 50th wedding anniversary and we wanted to go some where out of the winter cold,, The weather was hot and humid each day. Wonderful/ We would have liked to have more to do on ship during the day.. Dinning in the vista dinning ... Read More
It was our 50th wedding anniversary and we wanted to go some where out of the winter cold,, The weather was hot and humid each day. Wonderful/ We would have liked to have more to do on ship during the day.. Dinning in the vista dinning room service was poor. Not at all what we had on other ships. We ate there 3 nights then went to Lido deck food the same there and service was good. Our Cabin 5129 was great spacious and mid deck. Had a tub in our bathroom this was a first for us. Cabin stewards service was superb, awesome, could not have ask for more.. Our room was always neat and clean. We also thought the journeys ashore were very expensive. We had three days at sea at the end of trip and would have like to have more activities to do on board. Our balcony was spacious and great views.. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Zuiderdam Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 3.5 4.1
Entertainment 4.5 3.7
Public Rooms 3.5 4.1
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.7
Family 2.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.8
Enrichment 5.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.5 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.1

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