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Volendam Cruise Review by LOBOGORDO

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Volendam
Volendam
Member Name: LOBOGORDO
Cruise Date: November 2013
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: Asia
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates Not Rated
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Almost perfect!

We loved it! It was the longest cruise we've taken, and were afraid it might be too long. Bit it wasn't. It was just right!

Interesting how the passenger profile changed from the Sydney - Singapore segment to the Singapore-Hong Kong leg. The first segment included many from Australia, and many of passengers were older couples (like us--72). very few children. From Singapore to Hong Kong, many Chinese passengers and children replaced the older and Aussy passengers.

So many great things about this cruise and ship! A comfortable cabin, friendly and efficient crew, good shows, wonderful lounge music and good food made the onboard experience a very good one. Shore excursions were interesting but at times exhausting--especially those to Hanoi, Ho Chi Mien City, and on Java and Balli. But the facinating sites made the long bus rides worthwhile.

The one shore stop that was disappointing--and really the only negative on the whole cruise--was at Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Dirty, irritating vendors, ill-prepared for visitors--this stop should be eliminated from the cruise's itinerary! I hear Ankor Watt, Cambodia is wonderful and facinating, but how many will be willing to pay the $3,000-plus tab to take advantage of this multi-day side trip?

Our pre-cruise side trip to New Zealand and post-cruise stay in Hong Kong helped make this a truly memorable trip. I would recommend it to anyone who can afford the time and expense of the cruise.


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