Check in was effortless. We arrived at the Park and Go lot at 12:30 and we’re in our cabin at 1:30 PM. Only hitch was Marie’s photo at check-in failed and we had to go to guest services on board for a retake. They also made me carry our box of wine all the way to our cabin. I had lot’s of offers of help from fellow passengers!
We walked around the ship and had a light snack in the Lido. We like the Zuiderdam – spacey, quiet and uncrowded. Did not have to bring our life jackets to the emergency drill. Room is great – a large ocean view. Found a couple of pieces of glass and a pill on the floor.
The sail away was 75 min late and some people were napping. When the fog horn went off, we awoke with a start.
Bon voyage on our first cruise day to the Panama Canal.