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When it was launched in 1999, Volendam had the highest passenger capacity in Holland America's fleet. The ship is nearly 61,000 tons and carries 1,432 passengers, and, in a move that seems quaint now, it ...
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400 Holland America Volendam Cruise Reviews

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liz358
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My daughter and I were on the holiday of a lifetime and it included the cruise on the Volendam to Alaska. Our room was surprisingly spacious and had everything in that we needed. The roll call for safety instruction was a long faff but ... Read more
bawilliams2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We just got back from a fabulous cruise to Alaska on the Volendam. It was a multigenerational cruise including Nana, Papa, our 8 year daughter, 5 year old daughter and my sister and family. We all had an amazing time and could not believe ... Read more
mollyskin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Awful from the beginning. Rude people and nobody to help with problems. This was a trip with so much that was wrong that it would take more space than allowed. We spent extra money for this ship thinking it would be better for us as ... Read more
JWalshe
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Our first (and probably last) cruise was chosen in order to visit Alaska while we were staying in Vancouver. We found the ship to be well appointed and in exceptional condition if not a little dated. The crew to be very helpful and ... Read more
Miss Jane C
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We have no complaints about this cruise. We stayed in a Neptune suite and maybe you get what you pay for in accommodations. No one can predict the natural occurrences but we sure lucked out with glacier calving, orca and humpback whales, ... Read more

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JohnOsment
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My wife and I booked this cruise to relax at the end of a three week driving tour of the Canadian Rockies. We were rather disappointed. The underlying atmosphere was one of commercialism. Always a pressure to buy and spend - offers on ... Read more
beatriz22
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
1,205 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd same trip to Alaska on this ship chosen for the dates and size of the ship. Will start with some positives. Leaving Vancouver was very pretty after an easy check in and it was nice to go to a decent buffet (rooms not ready ... Read more
safetypro
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The embarkation part of this trip felt like a cattle call. there were five or more buses trying to board at the same time. Crew members were barking orders and expecting instant obedience. On the flip side, it was the smoothest ... Read more
Fariba
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We (2 adults, a teen and a pre-teen) loved this ship and the cruise. There was always something to do for each one of us. Well-stocked library, plenty of reading spaces, games, activities.The food and service was great. The ports and shore ... Read more
vancy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
I don't understand the negative reviews. This was a very nice ship in excellent shape. We sailed on Celebrity Reflection in its first year. Reflection was nice, but I'd give edge to Volendam. Public areas have nicer decor and much ... Read more
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lawra09
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
179 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
After reading recent reviews of the Volendam, we were a little apprehensive but since we were only going to be on it for 3 days prior to a 9 day Holland America land tour, we just hoped for the best. Let me first say this was our 58th ... Read more
Diminoj@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This smaller ship had the qualities of great food with a good variety of choices. The service was also very good. We had a suite and the amenities were great. The free pressing service and laundry was very handy and become a spoiled ... Read more
grendel_z
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
After reading all of the negative reviews about the food, the ship, the service (though this usually gets high marks) and the activities, I was a little concerned about what we might find once we boarded. It's true that the ship looks ... Read more
Apsleybabe
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've just had a great experience on a generally very professional ship. Yes there were a few jiggles but let's be realistic ....the same happens in hotels and at home .... so lets all get real! Embarkation at Canada Place was very ... Read more
kiwicruiser55
Member Since 2008
1 review
204 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Prior to our cruise we had hired a motorhome for 8 weeks and toured a little of USA but spent most of our time in Canada. For me the cruise was to celebrate my 60th birthday and have a week of relaxation and enjoy being waited on. ... Read more

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Michael O
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cruise to Alaska on the Holland America ship Volendam was a mixed experience. The places visited, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan were all great in their different and dramatic ways. We went on a number of excursions, whale ... Read more
AirAbel
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The land tour (8 days with HAL) was awesome and exceeded our expectations, Anchorage/Denali/Fairbanks/Dawson City/ whitehorse/ Skagway but the sea part to Vancouver was not fun. I would not cruise with HAL on their ships again. 1. ... Read more
pgoodw2
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As fairly experienced cruisers, this cruise did not meet our expectations and having read some of the previous reviews for this ship, I fully undertsnad where they are coming from. The service in the Open Seating restaurant was ... Read more
Beave8920
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
1,208 forum post
1 helpful vote
We are experienced cruisers with this being my 22nd cruise, but first with HAL. This was a 7 day Alaska cruise, with ports of call in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchican and Glacier Bay. We are "go with the flow" kinda folks, so we ... Read more
hsandrews
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Having read previous reviews of MS Volendam I think we must have been on a different ship. Our cruise was faultless, staff helpful, cabin clean, food good, shows excellent & ship not too crowded. We found the whole experience much ... Read more

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vagporto
Member Since 2013
1 review
73 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, so we have not a lot to compare with. Since we used a lot the CC reviews during our research for our cruise, I will anyhow summarise our experience in the Volendam. We have been postponing forever our first ... Read more
R & C Cruisers
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This was our 3rd cruise with HAL. The first 2 were on Amsterdam,which immediatly set a high standard, which Volendam couldn't quite attain. More on that later. We had booked this itinerary a couple of years ago, but unfortunately it was ... Read more
Embarkation
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
My first cruise on Holland America and my LAST Have done at least a dozen cruises with all companies and this was without a doubt the very worst. The food was dreadful, the photos on HALs website are certainly not from Volendam. Portion ... Read more
Wombat40
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first and probably last trip with Holland America. We had previously done a 19 night trip with Cunard which we thoroughly enjoyed. The cruise ticked all the boxes when we booked. It was travelling from Hong Kong to Japan and ... Read more
Kala89
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We boarded the Volendam in Hong Kong. Embarkation was a breeze and we were happy to hear that our cabins were ready even before noon. Our cabin had lots of storage space. The newly installed lanai cabins had great new ... Read more

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