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Old July 1st, 2004, 02:10 PM
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Default Zuiderdam balconies

Are the balconies on the Upper Verandah and higher decks on the port and starboard sides private? Can people look into your balcony from above? Which balcony cabins should be avoided? Thanks for any info.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Zuiderdam balconies

Yes, the balconies are private.

They are separated by partitions.

I suppose if someone was really wanting to look , they could lean out over the rail.

Are you planning something daring?
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Old July 1st, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: Re: Zuiderdam balconies

Nothing daring.... just trying to avoid getting one of those "cascading" balconies.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 03:04 PM
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We've been on the Zuiderdam the past two years.

Had Balconies both times. You can lean out and talk to the passengers in Balconies if they're close and they lean out, too.

You can't see the Balconies above, below. You can see the ones on either side if you're willing to lean way out and around the partition.

The Balconies are wonderful for a private breakfast or just watching the ocean slide by!
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Old July 1st, 2004, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Zuiderdam balconies

Do you recall which deck and cabin category you had?
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Old July 4th, 2004, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Zuiderdam balconies

WE JUST GOT BACK FROM THE ZUIDERDAM ON 19 JUNE 2004. WE HAD CABIN 5057 ON THE VERANDAH DECK. THE BALCONY WAS PARTITIONED OFF AND WAS PRIVATE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SHIP YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT MY E-MAIL ADDRESS AND I WILL PASS ALONG ANY INFORMATION THAT I CAN. HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR CRUISE.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 10:17 AM
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Default Re: Zuiderdam balconies

We were in cabin 6072, a category SS.

It was a wonderful cabin. Lots of room, a DVD, plenty of storage.

There were two sinks, to medicine chests, a shower and jacuzzi in the bath.

There was a lighted vanity with hair dryer with extra AC outlets.

The balcony had two chairs, a small table, and two deck chairs.

There was a sofa and chair and a small coffee table.

If I recall correctly, there was about 348 sq.ft. in the cabin and balcony.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Zuiderdam balconies

We have been on the sister ship - Westerdam. You can overlook into the balconies if you are assigned a verandah at the very stern of the ship.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: Re: Zuiderdam balconies

Is there any reason to book a S cat vs a SS category? I understand that you get comp laundry/dry cleaning in both cats. Please help in decision.

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Old July 9th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: Zuiderdam balconies

Having done two cruises on the Zuiderdam it is among my favorite. As for balconies, yes you can lean over and see onto another balcony but you can't see too much,(not a privacy issue) the ones to definately AVOID are the ones beside the outside elevators. The elevators look directly onto the balconie and you can see everything! You can also see most everything on the balconies at the back of the ship.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: Zuiderdam balconies

Jerwick

You only get complimentary laundry & dry cleaning in a "S" category, you also get loads of other things, like exclusive use of the Neptune Lounge, priority embarkation and disembarking at ports. also the "S" suites are larger with a great balcony

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Old July 9th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: Re: Zuiderdam balconies

We will be in SS6085 and I just noticed that it is 4 rooms from the outside elevators. Will people be able to see onto our balcony?
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Old July 10th, 2004, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Zuiderdam balconies

We were on the Zuiderdam in May (had a great time). We were in 6029 and loved it. No one above could see onto our balcony (again, in less they leaned WAY over their balcony). And, if that were the case (major leaning) they could have probably seen about the last foot of our balcony - no further. I remember taking a good look at the rooms next to the elevators and the first room is a definate NO-NO to get (unless you like people looking at you all the time. I think you should be OK 4 rooms in. I just remember that the first room had ZERO privacy.

Enjoy!
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Old July 11th, 2004, 08:40 PM
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We had cabin 6065 and LOVED the cabin. The balcony was private and big. We loved the DVD player and the bathroom. In fact, everything about the room was perfect including the service, they couldnt do enough for us. We wouldnt cruise on Holland again because of the food ( both lack of choices and the quality of what was available.) It was IMPOSSIBLE to make reservations in the only optional dining resturant. WIth so many other cruiselines offering many many more options for dining, we would go with Princess next time. Paul
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