Getting off the ship is always so bitter sweet for me. I love it because I have connection to the outside world and I hate it because it’s back to land. Since we have the brown luggage labels, our number wasn’t called until 9:15, which gave us plenty of time to go to the Lido deck and grab one last meal. On the last morning the Zuiderdam served breakfast in the main dining room and Lido deck until 8:30am.
We went up to Lido deck and were cutting it pretty close but managed to grab some last minute food. Some cruise lines have a limited menu on the last morning but this cruise line had every buffet section open in the Lido area and still served their standard menu on the last morning in the MDR.
Getting of the ship was very easy and quick. There was a little line but it moved steady. Once we scanned our card one more time and got out of the terminal we were able to go through customs and get out of the terminal. From walking off the ship to curbside was no longer than 15-minutes. The terminal has free wifi so if you are looking for something online with your laptop or want to connect with your laptop.
All in all this was an excellent cruise. Being able to visit Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, and tour the ship in and out was a great experience. I suggest if you’ve never visited the Panama Canal, you really should consider taking a partial or full voyage through it. The partial voyage actually lets you do an excursion in Panama. Food, service, destinations, excursions, activities, and entertainment were all a 10 on this sailing!
Total Mileage this Voyage
- Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay 196 nautical miles
- Half Moon Cay to Oranjestad, Aruba 841 nautical miles
- Oranjestad, Aruba to Willemstad, Curacao 69 nautical miles
- Willemstad, Curacao to Colon, Panama 686 nautical miles
- Colon, Panama to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 187 nautical miles
- Puerto Limon, Costa Rica to Fort Lauderdale 1,194 nautical miles
Total 3,246 nautical miles
1 nautical mile is 1.15 statute miles or 1.85 kilometers