Find a Cruise

Overall Rating
Family Friendliness
Shore Excursions
Terry Reger

Age: 62


Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Zuiderdam

Sailing Date: 2011-02-11

Itinerary: Panama Sunfarer

We had an enjoyable 10-day cruise with Holland America aboard the Zuiderdam on the Panama Sunfarer Cruise. We enjoyed stops at Aruba, Curacao, the Panama Canal, and of course the fantastic island of Half Moon Cay. We did not enjoy the stop at Colon, Panama, as we had our small digital camera stolen as we went through the shops at the port. Our stop at Limon, Costa Rica was okay also. The ship we found to be very comparable to the Westerdam, Oosterdam, and the Eurodam. Also - the service on the ship was excellent.

The food was excellent as always. The Vista Dining Room was great with excellent service. The Lido restaurant had a great selection of food to choose from for breakfast, lunch, and supper. The Pinnacle Grill was fine also.

We had a verandah on deck 8, the Navigation Deck, and it was fine. The stewards we had provided excellent service.

They had many activities all day long in a wide variety for everyone. We enjoyed trivia games, the casino, the music, carribean food night, dessert night, and their nightly shows with singers & dancers; comedians; magician; and especially a group called Island Magic, who used steels drums and big kettle-type drums - they were amazing.

Nothing to say.

I would tell anyone that Holland has some of the greatest service I have ever seen. Their Indonesian staff are trained exceptionally well, and alwys seem to be there whenever you need them - such polite individuals. The one thing I would tell someone who is a first time cruiser, and looks at Hollnd - keep in mind that the ships we have been on seem to be cruised by older adults. On this cruise my wife and I, who are both 62, felt like we were some of the youngest on the ship. We didn't see very many young couples or children on this cruise.

Was this review helpful?

Yes No Email this review to a friend

Ask questions and get advice from other cruisers on our popular discussion board,