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Old February 28th, 2005, 09:22 PM
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I am planning on traveling with my todder in July on the Zuiderdam and would like to know if this ship has a children's pool. Some of the literature that I read says that it does and others don't seem to know of its existence. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old March 1st, 2005, 08:15 AM
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I don't remember seeing a pool for children on the Westerdam (same as Zuiderdam) and on the other ships HAL has closed all the children's wading pools. I gather this was a health issue. They also do not allow children in diapers in the pools.
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Old March 1st, 2005, 03:32 PM
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No kiddies pool on the Zui.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 07:36 AM
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There is a small, circular very shallow pool area for tots at the midship pool area on the Zuiderdam.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 08:26 AM
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meglet - are you sure - because I know on the other ships I have been on recently those kiddie pools have been closed. When was the last time you were on the Zuiderdam?

Jane - I have a friend working on the Zuiderdam. I will ask him to check this out for you before he leaves on vacation in April.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 10:12 AM
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That's a good idea Dee Dee. I'm pretty sure it was there last August.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:41 PM
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Heard from my friend to-day but he didn't answer the question about the children's pool. I have e-mailed him again asking about the pool.

I'm sure there isn't one - looking at the deck plans it looks like 3 hot tubs at the mid-ship pool.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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Hi, thanks for trying to get this info. I am still frustrated because as you see there is mixed info on this. I look forward to your friend's response. Thanks, Jane Smith

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Old March 9th, 2005, 07:03 AM
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Sorry, gals - no kiddie pool on the Zuiderdam - friend just sent me an email and he said

"No kiddie pools on the ZUDM. At least I couldn't find any!"


As I said in a previous post, I was quite certain that HAL had closed all the kiddie pools, probably for health reasons. Meglet - it could have been there last August, but since been closed.

In 2003/04, I was on the Volendam, Veendam & Rotterdam, & the kiddies pool was closed.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Hi,

I too am booked to sail on the Zuiderdam with my twin 1 years and our family in May, 2005. This is our second cruise on the Zuiderdam. The ship does not have a kiddie pool, however the main pool has a sitting area with very shallow water that leads up to the pool. The sitting area is a surrounding the deep part of the pool, I figure that this is a place the kids can sit (OF COURSE WITH CLOSE PARENTAL SUPERVISION). Any more questions please feel free.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 06:17 PM
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I believe children in diapers are not allowed into the swimming pools at all, with or without supervision from parents. It is a serious health issue and probably the reason why the kiddie pools were closed.
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Old March 28th, 2005, 03:31 PM
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That is true ... children in diapers are not allowed in the pool.
On some occasions pools have had to be shut down because a little one had an "accident."
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