CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line Zuiderdam by Jennifer Western Caribbean April 5, 2003

I cruised on the Zuiderdam for their Easter sailing from Fort Lauderdale.

The ship is nice but we ran into a big problem with the location of our room. We were in room 4174 the back of the ship. Beautiful view and nice veranda but when the ship picked up speed the whole back end of the ship vibrated so hard and so loud it was impossible to sleep. We questioned other folks in rooms next to us and they had the same problem. After two nights of no sleep we asked to me moved to another location.

We were told by the front desk that nothing could be done. When we would not accept that as a solution we were moved to the lowest deck for one night and then given a veranda room on the deck six. This room was excellent with no noise problems at all.

The main dining room is located on deck two and the same horrible vibration and noise went on each night under our table.

There is definitely a problem with the rear of this ship and Holland America is not facing up to it. This ship should be put in dry dock until the problem is fixed.

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