CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line Zuiderdam Western Caribbean October 18, 2003

Overall: B+

I thoroughly relaxed on this cruise and enjoyed the company of friends but the ship itself was so so.

My room (S Suite) was GREAT. LOTS of closet space and a nice spot for entertaining. Two friends has SS suites (one cat down) and the room they had was smaller although adequate. The best thing about the S suite is the concierge and the free laundry service. Not to mention the ability to rent a cabana at Half Moon Cay. The cabana was by far the best part of the trip and well worth the $$. Go to the excursion desk ASAP to get one as there are only 4!

The food was OK, nothing exciting, but passable.

The pool area was poorly designed with a dome than took up way too much space on the deck above.

The ship itself was disappointing. No grand spaces. It was more like a Carnival ship--kinda flashy and lacking charm. I much prefer the style of the Celebrity ships.

The service was great. Some of the best service we have ever had.


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