Holland America Line's ms Zuiderdam joined the fleet in 2002 and underwent a makeover in 2015.
The first of the Vista-class ships, ms Zuiderdam offers unique design features. View the magnificent Waterford Crystal Seahorse suspended in the three-storey-high atrium, the art deco elevator doors reminiscent of New York's Chrysler Building, and countless artworks by Andy Warhol and Charles Ben. The 11 decks showcase stylish staterooms and suites, vibrant entertainment venues and bars, modern sports and leisure facilities, and mouth-watering restaurants.
Spend your days at sea enjoying the on-board facilities. Relax by the Lido and Hydro Pools or indulge in a rejuvenating facial in Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Admire the ocean views as you shape up in the ftness centre or join in a game of basketball or volleyball. Treat yourself to a new perfume at the shopping arcade or surf the web at Explorations Cafe. Discover fun activities for tots to teens at Club HAL, Club HAL Gameroom, and The Loft.
Explore the Panama Canal, Caribbean Islands and Pacific coast in style on ms Zuiderdam.
Days at sea are your opportunity to explore the ship’s facilities. Relax by the Lido Pool or indulge in a hot stone massage in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Drop by the Digital Workshop for a photo editing workshop, or shape up on the latest cardio machines in the Fitness Centre. Create your own wine at Blend or experience hands-on cookery classes at The Culinary Arts Centre. Pirate treasure hunts, karaoke dance parties and mocktail mixology classes are just some of the exciting activities for 3 to 17 year olds at Club HAL.
Ms Zuiderdam's restaurants and cafes tempt your tastebuds with a world of flavours. Vista Dining Room spans two decks and combines signature dishes, classic favourites, vegetarian options, and regionally-inspired cuisine with the option of set seating and dining times or "As You Wish" dining. The casual Lido Restaurant features buffet-style fare and a la mode dishes, or you can tuck into signature burgers by the pool at Dive-In at The Terrace Grill.
Indulge in prime steaks and fresh seafood at the ship's signature restaurant Pinnacle Grill or spend an evening enjoying the unique tastes of Sirio Maccioni's legendary New York restaurant at Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill. Savour authentic Italian cuisine at Canaletto Restaurant. You can also enjoy cookery classes, cookery demonstrations, and food and wine tastings at Culinary Arts Centre.
The Dining Room spans two decks with a copper-sheathed wine tower as its showpiece. The menu combines signature dishes, classic favourites, vegetarian options and regionally-inspired cuisine with the option of pre-set seating and dining times or "As You Wish" dining. Enjoy farm-to-table style dinners at the Culinary Arts Centre, or a la carte French seafood classics at the intimate Sel de Mer brasserie. Dine with family and friends spartire-style with authentic Italian dishes to share at Canaletto. Savour exotic oriental cuisine and sushi at Tamarind, or a romantic dining experience at Pinnacle Grill.
The bars and lounges on ms Zuiderdam match your every mood. Relax with an espresso as you browse through the books at Explorations Cafe. The Lido and Sea View Bars are ideal for poolside drinks and mocktails. Explorer's Bar is the perfect spot to chat with friends over a gin and tonic or you can people-watch with a martini in Ocean Bar. Sip cocktails and sing along to the tunes in the chic Piano Bar or enjoy big-screen sports and ice-cold beers in Sports Bar. Crow's Nest reveals panoramic views by day, transforming into an intimate cocktail bar at night.
A variety of world-class entertainment awaits on board. Take in thrilling shows, cabaret acts and live music on stage at Vista Lounge. Enjoy Memphis-style funk and soul tunes at BB King's Blues Club. Watch first-run movies in the Screening Room; dance the night away at Northern Lights nightclub; or roll the dice on the gaming tables in the casino.
Day 1: UK to Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Copenhagen. Upon arrival take a coach transfer to the port to board ms Zuiderdam and set sail for Estonia.
Day 3: Tallinn, Estonia
Today the ship docks in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The well-preserved medieval old town enjoys UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is the perfect place to explore on foot. Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Toompea Castle on top of Toompea Hill or spend some time in the Town Hall Square. Admire Peter the Great's Baroque Kadriorg Palace and the eclectic interior of Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin. Step back in time at Estonian Open Air Museum and Estonian Maritime Museum. View cutting edge art at Kumu art museum before enjoying lunch and city-wide views from the top of Tallinn TV Tower.
Day 4 - 5: St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg is one of Russia's most iconic cities. From its ornate palaces and beautiful bridges to its glistening canals and picture-postcard sights - there is plenty to see around every corner. Visit the Palace Square to admire the amazing Winter Palace, gaze in awe at the gilded cupola of St Isaac's Cathedral and enjoy the fountains at Peterhof Palace. Marvel at artworks by the grand masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, El Greco and Rembrandt at the Hermitage Museum. Indulge in retail therapy at the eclectic mix of shops at the Nevsky Prospect. A visit to the Conservatoire Theatre to see a Russian ballet show or a boat trip along the city's rivers and canals are the perfect way to spend the evening.
Day 6: Helsinki, Finland
Today, disembark at Helsinki and head to the old town where you find Senate Square, Presidential Palace and Opera House. Walk through Gardenia — the city's tropical gardens — and visit Ateneum, which is home to Finnish and European art. Enjoy the mix of Slavic and Scandinavian architecture as you walk along the pretty waterfront of this cosmopolitan city.
Day 7: Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden's vibrant capital city, Stockholm, spans an archipelago of 14 islands on the Baltic Sea coastline. Filled with more than 40 bridges and many galleries, museums, gardens, and parks, this city is perfect for exploring.
Looking for culture? Visit Vasa Museum, The Royal Palace, Drottningholm Palace, and Skansen — the world's first open-air museum. If you're a music fan, head to the popular ABBA Museum or go to Brunnsviken for a beautiful lake surrounded by cafes and botanical gardens. There are more than 1,000 restaurants dotted across the city, as well as streets of boutiques and designer stores on Drottninggatan — including the Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns department stores.
Day 9: Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
The German port town of Warnemunde sits on the Baltic Sea coast. Step ashore and take a stroll around the picturesque marina and beachfront. Admire the shops and fishing boats that line the nearby Alter Strom canal. Pay a visit to Edvard Munch Haus, the home of the renowned expressionist painter, and the impressive Warnemunde Church. Travel to the nearby Hanseatic red-brick town of Rostock with its Cultural History Museum, Petrikirche, Marienkirche, and the vibrant Kropeliner Strasse. Warnemunde is also your gateway to the sights and famous attractions of Berlin.
Day 10: Kiel (Hamburg), Germany
Kiel, found near the border of Denmark, is the capital and most populous city of the Schleswig-Holstein state. It's famous for its boating tournaments and the annual Kiel Week is the world's largest sailing event. Its city centre is filled with bars, restaurants and shops, while its carefully-restored old town features cafes, a brewery and the 13th-century Church of St Nicholas. Plenty of attractions are based nearby including theatres, museums, botanical gardens, and an aquarium where you can feed seals. Kiel's Dänische Strasse is lined by beautiful, 19th-century buildings, while the nearby Holstenstrasse — one of the country's oldest pedestrian malls — offers everything from quaint boutiques to department stores. Make sure to cycle along the canal and enjoy the views of the Kiel Fjord before you leave.
Day 11: Copenhagen, Denmark to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end, disembark the ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.