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The Zuiderdam is the first of 5 "Vista Class" ships being introduced by Holland America. She is a break from the traditional design and format for Holland America ships and is designed to be more attractive to a wider demographic than former Holland America ships.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Joan 39 1 Alaska Inside Passage

    After reading some bad reviews, I was worried I would not enjoy my Alaska cruise on the Zuiderdam. Now that I have returned I have to wonder if these complainers were on the same ship. The more

    54 users found this review helpful.
  • Clare 63 4 Alaska

    The ship was clean but nothing to brag about. Not a whole lot do do. Room steward was ok but we kept asking for 4 bananas a day and he would only give us 2. We hardly ever saw the more

    20 users found this review helpful.
  • Nel 46 1 Alaska

    This was our first cruise experience and we loved it. The inner passage Alaska cruise was almost totally smooth all the way and while the ports of call were nothing to write home about if since more

    166 users found this review helpful.
  • Gena 43 5 Alaska

    Holland America is NOT worth the extra money. The worst food and service I have ever had on a cruise! OK decor. You would think if you had champagne delivered they would put it in an more

    56 users found this review helpful.
  • Rita 50 15 Mediterranean Romance

    I wanted to add this review since so many were negative and we had a very positive experience. Our cruise started off in Venice and continued down toward Greece around Sicily and up the more

    60 users found this review helpful.
  • P. Hawthorne

    48 2 Key West, Nassau

    I am compelled to write after reading the posted review. We had a fabulous cruise, great verandah room, never saw the steward, but the room was spotless, excellent dining service, more

    17 users found this review helpful.
  • Calgon

    54 20+ Caribbean

    The Itinerary – Day Location Arrive Depart Day 1 Fort Lauderdale, FL 5:00 pm Day 2 Half Moon Cay (HAL private island) 8:00 am 4:00 pm Day 3 At Sea Day 4 Tortola, British more

    103 users found this review helpful.
  • Lynn Holliday

    49 6 Alaska

    Our family of three consists of one “almost fifty year old” Mom and 2 teenagers age 19 and 14.     This was our seventh cruise, the others having been to Caribbean destinations more

    154 users found this review helpful.
  • Greg Peters

    44 4 Eastern Caribbean

    This was our fourth family cruise in the past five years. Last year we made a New Year’s resolution to spend every New Year’s Eve at sea on a family cruise. We are now on our more

    21 users found this review helpful.
  • Ken Crow

    61 14 Western Caribbean

    We sailed on the Zuiderdam from December 9 through 16, 2006, out of Fort Lauderdale, on a seven day eastern Caribbean itinerary. “We” consisted of another couple, my wife, and me. more

    13 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:0
  • Inaugurated:200
  • Space Ratio:
  • Gross Tonnage:85,000
  • Crew:800
  • Length:951

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