CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line Zuiderdam by Denise Watt Eastern Caribbean April 5, 2003

Having just returned from one week on the new ship Zuiderdam, we had a wonderful time, this is a big and beautiful ship. Cabin was adequate, a Cat A, little smaller than anticipated but ample closet space, room steward Tony was excellent and kept our cabin clean and was very helpful.

Ship does have a few problems to eliminate ie: the vibration in the dining room and was quite noisy, did not notice any smells of any kind as was noted in some previous reviews, believe they have eliminated this particular problem, also all public restrooms in working order, clean and no odors, in fact found all the public areas to be clean and free of odors.

The shows were good, Casino and staff were excellent, best I have found yet on any cruise I have been on, also saw people winning for a change, they have all the games, 3 card poker-Caribbean Stud and Let it Ride, Blackjack and some great slots! to name a few. Food was excellent and some very good choices on the menu, service in the dining room was also good.

All in all was a very enjoyable experience, would do it again. They are working hard to get all the bugs out of this new ship and I imagine given a year this will be a high rated ship and will get much better reviews in time. Would definately go on Holland America again.


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