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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
  • Johanna Daniel

    n/a n/a Eastern Caribbean

    We took the Zuiderdam on 27 November. It was not a pleasant cruise. There were several problems. The room was small for the price and the balcony was dirty when we got on the ship. more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • The Chamberlains

    Mid Twenties First Cruise Eastern Caribbean

    This was our first cruise and we weren’t sure what to expect. We stayed to night before in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We arrived at the embarkation area about two hours before more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Gregg

    35 1 Eastern Caribbean

    Joel below has it right on, but I wanted to go one step further. Here goes..... We chose to book a hassle-free trip, and thus, decided to try cruising. My only other cruising more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Carol Perlman

    65 4 Eastern Caribbean

    My husband and I sailed on Holland America’s Zuiderdam on a seven night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, November 13th. This was our 4th cruise more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Keith

    61 10 Eastern Caribbean

    My wife and I and a widowed friend sailed on Holland America’s Zuiderdam on its 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale on Saturday 30 October 2004. Our inside more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Lauretta S. Arnold

    55 two Western Caribbean

    We boarded the Ms. Zuiderdam around 1:00PM. It only took about 30 minutes from the time we arrived until we were on board. A wonderful lunch was waiting as well as a welcome aboard more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Fabian & Carol Contreras

    57 1 Eastern Caribbean

    My husband & I went on this cruise because it was our 35th wedding anniversary. We informed Holland before we left home about that and they forgot. However, our suite cabin was fabulous! more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Joel Sasser

    52 3 Eastern Caribbean

    After a great mediterranean cruise on NCL and a wonderful western carribean cruise on RCL, we decided to take a "step up" and take a Holland America cruise. We arrived in Ft. more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Arelis Martinez

    23 1 Western Caribbean

    I have to disagree with many of the cruise travelers of ms Zuiderdam. I absolutely loved sailing the Zuiderdam. Although this was my first cruise, I feel that because of this ship, I more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Vic

    40 1 Western Caribbean

    Just returned from a wonderful cruise. This was our first cruise. We loved the ship. There was plenty of activities we thought we might get bored, not a chance. We left Fort more

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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