Holland America Zuiderdam Review

Holland America Zuiderdam

Holland America Zuiderdam was christened in 2002, and underwent a refurbishment in 2008 with which she got fitted with the Explorations Café, a coffee bar, internet café and library all in one where you can work on the New York Times crossword, read the latest books, or meet new friends for a cappuccino. The Pinnacle Grill is also new, with a reservations only lunch and dinner menu that has a Pacific Northwest theme and is popular for its steaks. 34 new cabins, complete with verandahs were also fitted, along with a new movie theatre, and several new duty free shops as well as some upgrades to the already existing cabins, including flat screen televisions and DVD players and new luxurious linens and Egyptian cotton towels.

Holland America Alaska cruise tours take place aboard the vibrantly decorated Zuiderdam as just one of her many destinations. Onboard, passengers can whale watch from their balconies, or from the Crow’s Nest, which offers sweeping panoramic views.

Holland America Zuiderdam is a floating museum, full of antiques, art and sculptures throughout her many public places, making for a delightful walk through history at every turn. Her stunning 3-storey atrium is decorated in deep purples, aqua and gold and features a gorgeous Waterford Crystal seahorse as its centerpiece. The Lido and Sea View pools complete with whirlpools are lovely places to unwind, as is the Greenhouse Spa that features many treatments alone or for two. She also has a thermal suite, a large sauna like area with extensive ocean views, a full fitness center where Pilates and yoga classes are offered and a nice selection of lounges and bars for the pre or post dinner drink, complete with music of all types, depending on where you are.

The Holland America Zuiderdam travels not only to Alaska, but also on Panama Canal Cruises where she stops at such destinations as coastal United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Cristobal, Columbia and the Bahamas, and on Pacific Northwest cruises that for 3, 4 or 5 days take you from Vancouver to places like Astoria Oregon, San Diego and San Francisco. She also travels to the Caribbean and offers Holiday cruises.

Holland America Zuiderdam offers travellers diverse ports of call on many different itineraries aboard a luxurious vessel with attentive crew and many interesting (and new) things to do. Whether you are contemplating a Holland America Alaskan cruise or prefer something further afield, Holland America cruise line certainly won’t disappoint.

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