I was on the Zuiderdam three years ago and her sister ship Noordam, three months ago. Holland America is my favorite cruise line. The ships are always clean, the crew is always smiling, helpful and wonderful, the food has always been excellant - although I must admit, we don't do much "4 dollar-sign ($$$$) dining. As far as I can remember, you will only find french fries in the Terrace Grill with the hamburgers and hot dogs... I didn't see them anywhere in the dining room or Lido Buffet. Holland America will be more quiet than the Carnival ship you were on . . and only one extra charge dining room. I do hope you enjoy your experience on Holland America and come back to tell us what you thought.