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11-day Panama Canal Sunfarer

11-day Panama Canal Sunfarer

Cruise Line: Holland America Cruises
Cruise Ship: Zuiderdam
Departs: Wed, Mar 17, 2021 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Arrives: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Dates & Prices

Cabin InteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
List Price: $1,149$1,249$1,499$2,199
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Offers valued at up to $2300 per stateroom:
Free drinks
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Free Dining Package
Free Wi-Fi for Suites
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PLUS receive a discounted cruise fare when you choose a non-refundable deposit.

Offers are per stateroom based on double occupancy and are for new bookings only. Valid only on select sailings. Other terms and conditions may apply.
Must Book By Wed, Sep 30, 2020
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Fares and Have it All Sale offers are based on Promo(s) NX/ZX. Featured sale fares are per person based on double occupancy, cruise or Land+Sea Journeys only. Fares are in US dollars. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional on all fares for all guests and range from $95 to $1060. Subject to availability. Offers are per stateroom based on double occupancy. Offers are available for new bookings only, apply only to the cruise portion of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys, are not combinable with any other discounts and are not transferable or refundable nor redeemable for cash. Offers are applicable on select 2020-2022 sailings. Total offer value of up to US$2,300 based on double occupancy in a Suite for 14-day cruise. Free drinks offer is based on Signature Beverage Package and has a daily limit of 15 beverages. Free/Prepaid gratuities (hotel service charges): Holland America Line pre-pays room gratuities on behalf of guests. Gratuities for bar, dining room wine accounts, or spa/salon services are not included. Signature Dining Package: Guests receive one complimentary Canaletto dinner and one complimentary Pinnacle Grill dinner per person. Reduced Deposit is valid for new bookings only. Bookings made on voyages requiring immediate final payment are not eligible for a reduced deposit. Reduced cruise fares, restricted option, are based on Promo QX and deposits are 100% nonrefundable from the point of payment. Suite offer: Free Wi-Fi / Premium Internet Package is per person for guests 1 and 2 only sharing a Suite and is available until allocation is exhausted. For full offer terms and conditions, please refer to hollandamerica.com/haveitall. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Have it All Sale offer ends September 30, 2020. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands


Itinerary

Day Port Arrival Departure
Date:
Mar 17, 2021
Port:
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Departure:
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Arrival:
05:00 PM
Date:
Mar 18, 2021
Port:
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Departure:
08:00 AM
Arrival:
03:00 PM
Date:
Mar 19, 2021
Port:
At Sea
Departure:
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Arrival:
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Date:
Mar 20, 2021
Port:
Oranjestad, Aruba
Departure:
01:00 PM
Arrival:
11:00 PM
Date:
Mar 21, 2021
Port:
Curacao, Netherlands
Departure:
08:00 AM
Arrival:
11:00 PM
Date:
Mar 22, 2021
Port:
At Sea
Departure:
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Arrival:
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Date:
Mar 23, 2021
Port:
Cartagena, Colombia
Departure:
07:00 AM
Arrival:
01:00 PM
Date:
Mar 24, 2021
Port:
Cruising Panama Canal And Gatun Lak
Departure:
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Arrival:
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Date:
Mar 24, 2021
Port:
Cruising Gatun Lake And Panama Cana
Departure:
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Arrival:
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Date:
Mar 24, 2021
Port:
Enter Panama Canal Cristobal
Departure:
05:00 AM
Arrival:
05:00 AM
Date:
Mar 24, 2021
Port:
Gatun Lake, Panama
Departure:
09:00 AM
Arrival:
10:00 AM
Date:
Mar 24, 2021
Port:
Exit Panama Canal Cristobal
Departure:
01:00 PM
Arrival:
01:00 PM
Date:
Mar 24, 2021
Port:
Colon, Panama
Departure:
03:00 PM
Arrival:
08:00 PM
Date:
Mar 25, 2021
Port:
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Departure:
07:30 AM
Arrival:
04:00 PM
Date:
Mar 26, 2021
Port:
At Sea
Departure:
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Arrival:
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Date:
Mar 27, 2021
Port:
At Sea
Departure:
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Arrival:
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Date:
Mar 28, 2021
Port:
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Departure:
07:00 AM
Arrival:
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Hygiene and Safety Protocols

The following policies have already been implemented across all Holland America's entire fleet:

Timely safety and hygiene communications

  • Guests will find information in the daily program and on their stateroom televisions.
  • Tips displayed on onboard digital screens throughout the ship.
  • Daily announcements by the Cruise & Travel Director.

Restaurants, bars and lounges

  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are in high-traffic locations, including all entrances to all dining rooms and the Lido Market.Guests will find information in the daily program and on their stateroom televisions.
  • Lido Market hand sanitizer stations are staffed to prompt guests to either use the sanitizer or use the available hand washing stations.
  • All food service stations, including Lido Market, will be staffed. Any self-serve areas that remain, such as condiment set-ups, will be monitored by dedicated personnel. All serving utensils in self-service locations are replaced every 30 minutes.

Housekeeping for staterooms and suites

  • Stateroom surfaces and fixtures are thoroughly cleaned up to twice daily with particular attention to bathrooms, handles, and frequently touched surfaces
  • Oxivir solution is used as a secondary sanitation method on all touch points after each stateroom is serviced.

Public spaces

  • All guest corridors including handrails, elevator buttons and stateroom door handles are frequently sanitized.
  • A nightly deep cleaning and disinfection process for all highly-trafficked public areas using foggers, including: all restaurants, the fitness center, spa, Lido deck areas, promenade, casino, medical center, public restrooms, lounges, bars, lobbies, elevators, atrium, youth activity centers, arcades and all crew public areas.

Guests with flu-like symptoms

  • Any stateroom of a guest displaying flu-like symptoms will receive additional deep cleaning.
  • All bed linens, table cloths, towels, napkins, etc. in the affected room will be laundered in a high-temperature sanitation wash and dry program.

Ship Information

Ship Image


    • 82305

    • Tonnage
    • 2002

    • Built Year
    • 2015

    • Refurbished Year
    • 817

    • Crew
    • 1916

    • Pax Capacity
    • 10

    • Bars
    • 2

    • Pools
    • 1

    • Casinos

Cabins

No cabins found.

Life on Board

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Questions & Answers

Question: When should I arrive at the port?

We suggest that you arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Question: How can I communicate with my family and friends at home when I am on the cruise?

Telephone service can be quite expensive and the service may be spotty. However, Wi-Fi services are also becoming the standard though access may come with a fee. You can view rates once you register for the cruise. Some stateroom categories and loyalty program benefit levels will offer a generous amount of "Wi-Fi Time", access to the ship's internet cafe or both.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
4.1

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Ratings based off 173 reviews - currently showing 20 reviews with comments only

Great trip on Holland America to Panama Canal. The ship was going into dry dock and certainly needed some work.

The only disappointment we had was a last minute change to the itinerary that deleted the visit to the Faroe Islands and added a second day in Reykcavik. As much as we enjoyed Iceland, two days was more than we needed to see this beautiful city and we were looking forward to the remoteness of Faroe. Holland America Zuiderdam was an excellent cruise ship and our upgrade to a suite was not expected - great room and service.

It was a nice cruise, however, the food on Princess is better.

Overall, Holland America provides a very good package.

Holland America has never disappointed us. The staff is very friendly and address concerns (if any) immediately. People in Neptune and Pinnacle Suites have a separate lounge, which, amongst other advantages, has a dedicated Guest Services person who can help with bill questions, bookings for Cabanas, etc. This trip was a partial Panama Canal sailing, and it was great! We enjoyed the food, entertainment, and excursions!

Everything about the cruise was perfect. The staff made this trip beyond expectations. They knew (from Susan) and made our 1ST Anniversary very special.

We booked an obstructed view, but it really is more than obstructed, except for the daylight, there really is no view.

Excellent follow through by Autumn, and good coverage when she was unavailable.

Kia did a great job booking the whole trip without any hitches. We have been booking all of our trips through Affordabletours since 2004 and will continue to do so.

It was one of the best cruises I have taken. The total experience was very good. I will definitely refer this itinerary with my friends.

After having had a negative experience with Holland America several years ago we returned to them twice this year and have been very impressed. The staff is excellent. The quality of the food is impressive and the entertainment on board is superior to other lines on which we have sailed. We would highly recommend HAL to anyone taking a cruise.

Every aspect of booking our 17-day cruise with Affordable Tours went very smoothly. The travel consultant was quite knowledgeable and helpful in helping us make clear choices. As questions arose, she made herself directly available to us by phone and emails.

Experience aboard ship was excellent. Food and food service excellent. Shows were very good (B.B. King Blues Club was super). Rooms clean and as advertised. Getting on and off ship easy and quick.

PORTS AND SHORE EXCURSIONS Ports and shore excursions were another matter. Very inconsistent. Not managed by HAL properly. Bahamas-the cay we went to is wholly owned by Holland America and for all intents is uninhabited except for some Holland America employees. Very little in the way of scenery, shopping, or being able to view and interact with locals.

Aruba-The sunset cruise was nice and the crew of the catamaran we were on was excellent (there were two catamarans and we were on the second, and smaller one. Basically a shopping port.

Curacao-We went on a dolphin encounter where we were able to pet and interact with these amazing creatures. Great time EXCEPT-we were told that we would be able to go back to ship via taxi at our own expense but when we went to where the taxis were supposed to be (at approx 12:30PM) there were none; several calls were made but nothing showed up. We were told we could take a local "bus" (van) and we would have to make about a 10 minute walk back to ship form bus stop. The walk was more like 30 minutes on a very hot day. UNACCEPTABLE! Also a very short day in port.

Cartagena-We did our own tour with a local guide and it was fun and informative. I highly recommend this. Saw the highest point, old fort, walled city, old town, etc. Each of us had a small earpiece that allowed us to hear without being crowded. Great. Again too short a time in port.

Panama Canal-A great experience going through canal. A real technical marvel, but tour was mediocre. We were loaded on a bus that took us to new canal and old canal. We got a small bottle of water and a muffin. (Another tour offered free drinks and snacks for the whole tour).

Colon not a very nice place.

Costa Rica-We were supposed to be on rain forest adventure that would allow us to see wildlife that might include monkeys and other exotic animals. We saw a small lizard, a millipede, and heard a frog. We did see other animals in exhibits in a herpetarium. BUS RIDE TO AND FROM WAS AWFUL; BUMPY, NOISY. When I complained to tour guide she told me I was acting like a maniac. Four and one half hours of nothing. Other comments the excursion manager for HAL, is not suited for job. Always let his assistants speak to us at desk. Could not answer questions. UNACCEPTABLE! Also HAL should give tours a small bag lunch and supply plenty of water. Only water available on most tours was what was sold in lounge on ship. POOR! It is easy to become dehydrated.

Great trip. Wonderful Holland America food and service. Great itenerary. However, mean age of people on board must have been 80. Lots of scooters, dementia and walkers. Although we're in our mid 60's, this population was too old for us. However, they have the most wonderful caring crew I`ve ever encountered.

We had a wonderful trip! Thank you 

We had a great time and everything including the weather (how do you do that?) was great.


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