Off to an Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise on Holland America’s Zuiderdam

by Janis on December 28, 2015

Eastern Caribbean New Years Cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam

After spending two quick days in Florida at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, we are off soon to board Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam for a 7-day Eastern Caribbean New Years Holiday cruise.

This will be our first time sailing on the Zuiderdam since 2004. We enjoy ringing in the New Year at sea, and are especially excited to be joined on this sailing by my first cruise buddy, Theresa, along with her husband and 12 and 14 year old sons. Theresa and I went on our first cruise more than 20 years ago, before either of us had husbands or, in her case, children.

We are looking forward to sharing updates on the following items, although the posts may be delayed until after our return:

  • Sailing under the latest Explore 4 promotion (for cruises that were booked between July – October, 2015 for Holiday 2015 and many 2016 sailings.)
  • A look at the latest update of the Pinnacle Grill menu (just updated this month.)
  • A look around the Zuiderdam cruise ship.
  • The cabanas on the Zuiderdam (we booked one in advance.)
  • Our adventures in our four planned ports.
  • Anything else we learn or consider of interest to share.

Here is our day-by-day scheduled itinerary:

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
0 28 Dec 2015 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 04:00 PM
1 29 Dec 2015 At Sea
2 30 Dec 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
3 31 Dec 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico Noon 06:00 PM
4 01 Jan 2016 Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
5 02 Jan 2016 At Sea
6 03 Jan 2016 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
7 04 Jan 2016 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 07:00 AM


You can also look for our updates on Cruise Critic here.

Have you cruised on Holland America’s  Zuiderdam? Or, do you have an upcoming cruise in the planning stage? If so, please share your advice and or questions in comments below.

We’ve been lucky to sail on Holland America Line several times during the past year. Here are some posts from other Holland America cruises: 

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