Tom, we cruised on the Zuiderdam last September. We are not fans of the HAL line, but we found the Zuiderdam to be a magnificent vessel that is equal to any ship of the major cruise lines. We read many negative reviews telling about the problems this ship had during its initial deployment, but we can assure you, whatever problems they may have had, have been addressed and for the most part resolved. I havenít read any of the recent Zuiderdam reviews, but I imagine the old faithful HAL cruisers are the authors of some of them. Hal is threading a fine line of trying to attract the younger set, while minimizing the loss of the long-standing HAL faithful who will find it hard to accept the change. Change never comes easily.
Tom & Mary