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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
  • Vincent & Mary Finelli

    68 38 Western Caribbean

    This was our second Holland America Lines (HAL) cruise. The first one was on the Maasdam, 5/26/02. We looked forward to more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Gary

    30 2 Western Caribbean

    We sailed aboard the ms Zuiderdam, on a Western Caribbean cruise, embarking August 23, 2003 through August 30, 2003. For more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Dan Lindner

    48 12 Western/Eastern Caribbean

    Background We are veteran cruisers: I have 12 trips and my wife has 8. We went with our two teenage sons in August, so between the four of us, we total about six months more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • K.C.

    46 5 Eastern Caribbean

    This was our first experience with Holland America Line. After reading so many negative comments prior to the sailing, obviously I was concerned as to whether I made the right more

  • Judy

    51 3 Eastern Caribbean

    My husband, daughter (20 years old) and I have just completed a 7-day cruise aboard Holland America’s “Zuiderdam.” This 7-day Easter Caribbean cruise (Aug. 2-9, 2003) took us more

  • Mary

    50 1 Eastern Caribbean

    After reading all the negative reviews on this site, I was absolutely DREADING this cruise! We could not have been more pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent, more

  • Terry Anderson

    46 12+ Eastern Caribbean

    My wife and I just returned last week from the July 5th to 12th cruise on the Zuiderdam. We have been on over a dozen cruises, but this was our first with Holland America. more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Kenneth Weiss

    n/a 5 Western Caribbean

    This was my fifth cruise but my first time on Holland America. The food is better than other cruise lines, and the service is also better. But the entertainment is better on more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Joshua Weiss

    n/a 5 Western Caribbean

    This was my fifth cruise but my first time on Holland America. This was the best cruise out of all four. First I'll tell you about the food, the food was excellent on this ship. more

  • Jeffrey

    39 5 Western Caribbean

    First of all, the negativity that some people wrote about this ship is totally false. Let me start with embarkation. We arrived at Port Everglades and proceeded to check 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