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Volendam Cruise Review by Bellair

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Member Name: Bellair
Cruise Date: May 2011
Embarkation: Osaka
Destination: British Columbia
Cabin Category: HH
Cabin Number: 1953
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Volendam cruise May 2nd to 17th, 2011
After a fairly intensive dry dock in Singapore for two weeks, the ship looked very good wih new carpets, seating, decking etc. The ship was due to travel to northern Japan but due to the recent disasters there, HAL opted for South Korea & Russian ports. Less than 1000 passengers.

Each passenger was given $250 OBC and 10% discount on their next cruise due to the itinerary change.

The crew were excellent as with entertainment, although we had seen the regular shows on past cruises (12 months ago)

Meals were the standard fare and nothing to complain about...especially the extra seafood on offer as they were taking new supplies on in Alaska.

Tender ports were speedy with minor lines.

Overall an excellent repositioning cruise.

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Video highlights of the Volendam Northern Explorer cruise from Kobe,Japan to Vancouver,Canada via Busan, South Korea, Vladivostok & Petropavlosk,Russia, Kodiak Island & Sitka (via Inside Passage) Alaska May 2-17, 2011.

Publication Date: 06/16/11
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