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Old June 24th, 2004, 11:25 PM
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Question New to HAL - Have ?'s re: Zuiderdam

We were loyal Sitmar sailors - have since sailed with RCCL & Princess. Our next cruise is on Sapphire Princess July 4. We are going on the Zuiderdam for a wedding in January. As we have never sailed HAL are there any pros or cons re different verandah rooms. All information will be greatly appreciated.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 11:51 PM
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The Verandah cabins designated A and B have larger verandahs than the BA, BB, BC etc cabins.

If you look at the deck plan, the cabins in the indented area port and starboard are the cabins with verandahs that are 12 or 18 inches less deep than the A and B cabins.

Most of the verandah cabins are the same size, the difference is in the verandah. The A verandah cabins along the stern have even larger verandahs but most of those lose some privacy because they can be seen from the aft Lido deck because the aft decks are tiered.

This general rule is true in all three Vista-class ships.

Last edited by TedC; June 24th, 2004 at 11:53 PM. Reason: typo
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Old June 25th, 2004, 09:32 AM
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If you can, go with an "SS" suite if there are only two of you if you can swing it, money wise. It is so much worth the extra dollars over a regular veranda stateroom anywhere on the "Z," IMHO. Have a great trip wherever you end up!
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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:19 AM
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Make sure to ride the elevators along the side of the ship when you have a day at sea. And bring a camera.
Disney's Big Red Boat, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (Caribbean)
Celebrity Meridian, a wicked long time ago (Bermuda)
RCCL's Majesty of the Seas, a long time ago (Caribbean)
RCCL's Legend of the Seas, 1999 (Alaska)
RCCL's Legend of the Seas, 2000 (British Isles)
Celebrity Zenith, 2002 (Bermuda)
Holland American's Zuiderdam, 12/21/2002 (Eastern Caribbean)
Celebrity Galaxy 8/22/2003 (Western Caribbean)
Holland American's Oosterdam 7/31/2004 (Alaska)
Holland American's Westerdam 8/9/2005 (Baltic)
Princess's Carribean Princess 12/24/2005 (Caribbean)
Princess's Crown Princess 7/29/2006 (Caribbean)
Princess's Island Princess 8/13/2007 (Alaska)
Next up: Noordam 1/05/2008 (NYC to Caribbean)
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