Great cruise, enjoyed this ship: Veendam Cruise Review by BJzink
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Great cruise, enjoyed this ship
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego
Cabin review: 052
Nice cabin, located on deck 10 (Navigation), port side, aft. Smaller than we anticipated, but still lots of storage space. The veranda was decidedly small, had one lounge chair, 2 regular chairs, and a tiny table. Definitely not enough space to have room service outside. The couch was regular size, and actually comfortable. Close to the aft elevators and stairs. Not much noise from inside the ship, but some noise from the tables & chairs being moved on the "Retreat" area directly above. This was mostly in the early morning & evening when the staff was rearranging them. Comfortable temperature, easy to regulate, and we had no problems with any plumbing.
Port and Shore Excursions
We just wanted to see how Mazatlan had changed from when we were there 10 or so years ago. We wanted to have lunch at a restaurant we knew, and it was listed in the HAL information about the port. We did appreciate that they had a restaurant listing in each port information page. We went to the El Shrimp Bucket restaurant - taxi both ways. The hotels and sea-side restaurants were busy all along the street. It was cleaner than we remembered. There was a nice selection of shops just outside the pier that had just about anything you wanted to purchase as a souvenier.