We are planning our 25th anniversary cruise this October and are considering the Zuiderdam. We have cruised with HAL on two previous cruises and have a mixed impression. The Westerdam in 2000 was wonderful and we had the time of our life. Everything was perfect. In 2003, we sailed the Zaandam hoping for the same experience and were somewhat disappointed. There was not the first hint of Carribean music the entire week on an EASTERN CARRIBEAN cruise and the cruise director, though very nice, was lacking. I do not consider myself a party animal, but I do like to enjoy steel drum band music on deck at the sail away party...not Chatanooga Choo Choo. Does anyone know what I can expect on the Zuiderdam...do they typically have a steel drum band?