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HOLLAND AMERICA - ZUIDERDAM: 10-Night "Panama Canal Sunfarer" Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale
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With the introduction of the Zuiderdam (pronounced "ZYE-der-dam") - first of their new "Vista class" series - Holland America confirmed that their proud traditions of spacious staterooms, white-gloved service, museum quality artwork and fresh-cut flowers would mix seamlessly with the industry's new directions in shipboard technology and changing passenger tastes.

That was 2003; this is now, and Holland America isn't sitting on their laurels. Their recent "Signature of Excellence" initiative is proof positive that this line continues to successfully combine timeless traditions with changing trends. Here are some of the highlights - both traditional and new - that Zuiderdam delivers to her passengers.
  • More Balconies and More Ocean Views. Two of three staterooms feature a private balcony and 85% of all staterooms have ocean views.
  • Upgraded Stateroom Amenities. EVERY accommodation features luxury bedding, premium linens, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, plush bathrobes, salon-quality hair dryers, and more. Suite accommodations offer additional luxury touches!
  • More Space – Fewer Passengers. Staterooms average 25% larger than the competition and Westerdam carries 25% fewer guests than comparably-sized ships.
  • Four Dining Choices. The main, two-tiered dining room (now with four dining times); a reservations-only alternative restaurant; and the always-casual Lido Restaurant. Plus, complimentary in-room dining!
  • Culinary Arts Center. A demonstration kitchen for gourmet food presentations, tasting events and cooking classes!
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon! Expanded Kids & Teen Programs! Optional treatments include dry-float suite, couple’s massage rooms, thermal suites with hydrotherapy pools and more! Kids and teens have never had it better with their own space -even their own clubs!
  • The "extras." Expanded enrichment programs, complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres, Royal Dutch High Tea, hand-dipped chocolates, ice cream specialties, and more!

.Recommended for:
.Not Recommended for:
  • A broader age demographic than any previous Holland America class of ships. The Westerdam marks a significant increase in onboard kids and teens facilities.
  • Upscale passengers looking for a relatively traditional cruise experience
  • Cruise passengers who don’t like being nickeled and dimed with extra-cost "add-ons."
  • Loyal Holland America passengers looking for brighter, more spacious-feeling ships
  • Young, active, energetic cruise passengers looking for nonstop onboard activities
  • Passengers tired of "traditional-style" cruising

ShipShopper Index™:
Year Built:
Size Category:
Large (85,000 tons)
"Elbowroom" Factor:
Outside Cabins:
Balcony Cabins:
Sister Ships:
Oosterdam, Westerdam, Noordam
951 feet
106 feet
Registration: Netherlands

Cruise Itinerary
  DAY 1  FT. LAUDERDALE    05:00 PM
  DAY 2  Half Moon Cay  08:00 AM  03:00 PM
  DAY 3  At sea    
  DAY 4  Aruba  01:00 PM  11:00 PM
  DAY 5  Curacao  08:00 AM  05:00 PM
  DAY 6  At sea    
  DAY 7  Panama Canal entry  05:00 AM  
    Gatun Lake & Panama Canal exit  09:00 AM  01:00 PM
    Colon or Cristobal, Panama  02:00 PM  06:00 PM
  DAY 8  Puerto Limon  06:30 AM  04:00 PM
  DAY 9  At sea    
  DAY 10  At sea    
  DAY 11  FT. LAUDERDALE  07:00 AM  

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