Zuiderdam - Need help with room


Mark Ericksen

Hi everyone, my wife and I are planning a cruise on the HAL Zuiderdam in March 2003. We wanted a room with a veranda, and when I started to check on availability I found that rooms are becomming scarce.

I reserved room 5047 on the Veranda Deck. It is a class B room. The thing that I am a bit concerned about is that it is quite near the elevators, and that may cause a lot of excessive noise.

Could anyone comment on my concern? Thanks for the help.


I can't comment on the ship itself but, I have had cabins near the elevators before and I have not had a problem with noise. It actually was so convienent. When the steps and elevator bank is only a few steps away... Its so easy to run out and walk somewhere or jump on an elevator. So I would be for it... Most cabins are very soundproof now on the new ships. I can't recall hearing any noises from any other cabins on my recent cruises.


Just got off the Amsterdam in a Penthouse by an elevator and heard no noise from the elevator at all.