“One pool and six hot tubs”
Cruise review of Holland America Veendam

conniecool Veendam 3 One pool and six hot tubs
conniecool
Member Since 2012
No Forum Posts
No Helpful Votes
Overall Member Rating
I know that Holland America will no longer sail to Bermuda, but if I'd had a more positive experience on this. one of its last cruises, I would consider a cruise to another destination. Here's what was good: 1. Entertainment - professional performers, not too loud, lots of classical music, etc. 2. Staff members who went out of their way to please guests. 3. Eight level upgrade at no additional cost. Here's what was not good: 1.One small pool and six hot tubs - weather was hot; pool was closed for two days because a diaper was found floating in it and the pool could not be emptied while in port. It was much too hot for six hot tubs. Every ship should have a small kiddie pool. Every ship should have an "adults only" deck and pool area. Even when the pool was open, there was no way older adults could use it safely. Princess offers this, and I will sail with them in the future. 2. The food was good, but not great. The dining room was not open for lunch for the four days that the ship was in port. Buffet selections were "Mall Food Court" quality.
Veendam Cruises to Bermuda
Overall Ratings
  • Cabin
  • Dining
  • Embarkation
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Entertainment
  • Family & Children
  • Fitness & Recreation
  • Onboard Experience
  • Public Rooms
  • Rates
  • Service
  • Shore Excursions
  • Value for Money

Cabin review: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

DA648
Cabin was fine, except for the bathtub. It was very deep, and dispensers for shampoo, conditioner, and gel were too high to reach if one chose a bath instead of a shower. Controls (faucets, shower, temperature) were difficult to maneuver. Good sized room. Nice to have a sofa in addition to the beds.
Published 07/16/12
Helpful?
Thank conniecool
No Helpful Votes
Read Cruise Critic’s Veendam Review
Veendam Cruises to Bermuda
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?