CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line Zuiderdam by Cliff Western Caribbean May 17, 2003

I've read some of the other reviews and I wonder if they sailed on the same ship I just did. The ship is the most beautiful in HAL's fleet. The food and service was even better than other HAL ships too, and that takes alot. I complained about the smoking policy on the Zaandam. This ship has plenty of facilities for both non-smokers and smokers alike. Of course the the food facilities were non-smoking but outside of the dining room was a beautiful smoking room with leather couches.

The piano bar room was non-smoking but the sports bar was smoking.... so was the disco - in both smoking and SMOKING. Our DJ, Jazzy Jeff, also ran bingo and was the hit of the ship... very cleaver Jazzy. by the way, if you haven't been to Cozumel's now beautiful with landscaped streets. And that shopping area off the pier has grown into a great shopping mall. I highly recommend the Zuiderdam to everyone. There could be more draw space but few knew there are large deep drawers under the foot of the beds.


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