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Auckland Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

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11 Auckland Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

Badidea avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Utter disappoitment


Our experience was so bad, we disembarked in wellington after 4 days of the cruise. It was a floating nursing home and everything about the ship and it's itinerary of entertainment reflected that. The real 'rub of ...
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Sail Date November 2012

oodles avatar


4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

2 weeks Auckland to Sydney, OCT/NOV!

Background Information My husband and I have cruised about 10 times, different ships, different parts of the world. Took this cruise to celebrate our 40th Bdays. This cruise we had Stateroom D. Oceanview ...
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Sail Date October 2010

wrightsl avatar


1 Review Written

Cruise newbies love Volendam

For our first cruise we decided to travel in familiar territory (Australia and New Zealand) so that we could focus on the cruise rather than the destinations. We had looked at a large number of possible cruise lines ...
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Sail Date December 2010

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8 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Auckland - Australia Christmas cruise 2009.

I will not go into too much detail, just list the likes and dislikes and overall opinion of the ship. Embarkation & disembarkation is one thing that HAL do very well. Always quick and well organised. Only negative, ...
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Sail Date December 2009

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1 Review Written

Volendam: a 4 star experience

The Volendam was chartered on this cruise by Atlantis Events, a US based gay and lesbian travel operator, and timed to arrive in Sydney on the day of the Mardi Gras parade. Accordingly, I haven't included any ...
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Sail Date February 2010

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1 Review Written

Christmas Down Under

Background DH and I have cruised on several other lines including Holland America Lines. This was our second cruise with HAL. We decided to try a midsize ship again after two previous cruises on smaller ships. ...
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Sail Date December 2009

MRA311 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Fantastic Holiday Cruise

First, I would like to mention that the Aussies & Kiwis are the nicest, friendliest and most outgoing people in the world! This review is for the MS Volendam which left December 20, 2009 from Auckland, NZ and ...
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Sail Date December 2009

Kiwi1 avatar


1 Review Written

just want to do it again!

We decided to have a really relaxing Christmas and escape cooking the turkey etc., cruising in 'our own backyard' seemed to fit the bill nicely. Home to the port was a breeze as we live only 30 minutes north of ...
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Sail Date December 2009

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1 Review Written

New Zealand - Sydney Christmas & new year cruise

I'd like to give my comments on our recent Holland Anerica cruise round New Zealand & Australia. I started the cruise with no preconceptions about Holland America, or how they may compare to other lines.  We have ...
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Sail Date December 2009

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2 Reviews Written

Expecting to go up a notch!

As the family were all doing their own thing we decided to take a Christmas cruise for a change around our own country. We only had a short flight from Christchurch to Auckland and on return only 3 hrs from Sydney ...
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Sail Date December 2009

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1 Review Written

Crew member sees it from the other side!

This cruise I travelled solo, as I was cruising just to surprise some friends/coworkers who were on the ship. My regular job is as a Musician in the entertainment department. I flew from Adelaide to Auckland via ...
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Sail Date January 2009

Volendam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.7
Value For Money4.03.7
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