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Bob Hewat

Age: 74

Occupation:Retired

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Zuiderdam

Sailing Date: 2011-10-7

Itinerary: Ft Lauderdale to Vancouver

This was our 50th wedding anniversary gift to each other. What a wonderful way to celebrate this special occasion. There were no negatives only positive items. Our verandah stateroom was the best way to see our ports and the Panama Canal transit. Sitting on the verandah having breakfast during our transit into the Canal is time we will never forget.

Even though it was very warm, the cold towels handed out by the crew on our return from excursions was an outstanding idea and a very welcome relief for the heat.

The food and the food service was 5 star. The extra special dinner in the Pinnical Restaurant was the highlight of food and service we enjoyed.

Our stateroom staff were outstanding and within the first day we were a first name basis. My request for plenty of ice was met with our ice being replenished every time we left our stateroom, what service!

We are scanning HAL'S brochures for next trip.
Well done HAL

We enjoyed eating out at a 5 star restaurant.

Outstanding! I am a big guy but found the bed even more comfortable than my bed at home.

Did not do too many activities, but spent some time on my computer in the library area. Found the chap in charge was very helpful. Having the coffee bar there is a great idea. My only suggestion is that HAL consider a more reasonable for using the ship's Wi-Fi.

Don't miss having one meal in the Pinnical Grill, even if it is lunch.

Not much to say, except we can't wait till we are on board again.

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