Only negative, and a big one, was the air conditioning system throughout the ship. We had problems in our cabin sailing from warm to cold weather and back to warm weather. Needed engineering to come to the cabin and they were very slow to respond. Sometimes dining room was too warm. Biggest problems, however, affected cabins who did not have A/C in the warm weather part of the cruise for 9 or 10 days. Unbelievable!! I had read about problems of this type before on this ship but thought it would be fixed while the ship was in dry dock. I was incorrect.
Two ports should be dropped: Santos and Paranagua.
Ports that were really good not listed below are Port Stanley and Ilhabela.
Would take Holland America again but not the Veendam.