Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

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Phenomenal destination but lackluster ship
"There were several times when the only option for meals on the ship other than room service was the buffet, which we weren't big fans of.We were on an NCL cruise in January, and we weren't allowed to enter the buffet without washing our hands...."Read More
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Canada/ New England respite

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Volendam

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Bohrski
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I went for a quiet experience of looking at the water and living a care free life for 13 days. But for the expected stress of getting there and leaving, although not bad, it was a tranquil comfortable cruise. The ship is clean and shiny, lots of nice places to find a cozy spot, mostly quiet where you’d expect it to be like the Explorers’ cafe and Crows Nest, and smooth sailing. The crew was ...
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Sail Date: May 2024

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good value for us

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Volendam

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cruisethree
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

I was looking for a CA based cruise to Mexico during the holidays. I chose this one, because it was 12 days with 8 ports, compared to 3 ports on a 7 day cruise. Also, this one was not so child friendly, there were less than 150 people under 18 on board, and most were teens. We got a really good deal on an oceanview room on lower promendade. I was pretty happy with it. Food not so good. But ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Christmas Escape

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on Volendam

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SamDann
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Back to Back this and Dec. 22. Historical Mexican itinerary. Unfortunately had to miss Rosalina due to winds. A great deal of tendering ports which for many, would be the draw back. As usual great food, and staff exceptional. The combo mix bar for trivia and football days does not work well together. Trivia very well attended. Ship definitely showing its age in many places, but still is ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Horrible experience. Terrible Cruise Director and schedule!!!!!!

Review for a Hawaii Cruise on Volendam

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Not so happy cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We selected this cruise because of the itinerary and wanted to see the South Pacific! Three ports visited on a Sunday! NOTHING OPEN! Except a McDonalds in one port. Papeete was a two day stop and was closed for a national holiday Veterans Day. The excitement was watching the re-provisioning of the ship. Another port and a canceled port we cruised around the destination and looked at it from ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Old Ship - Poor Public Areas/Entertainment/Service

Review for a Hawaii Cruise on Volendam

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tc5903
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Selected this cruise to celebrate my wife's retirement. She wanted to sail to/through French Polynesia. First HA cruise. Despite the warnings about HA appealing to an older demographic (average age is 70), that has not been a problem at all. But after many cruises on Princess & Celebrity, the level of service particularly in the restaurant has been disappointing. The menu descriptions bear no ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Intimate friendly and relaxing

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Volendam

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Pinky pinky
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Most of our cruises have been 21 to 28 days but this was a 56 day adventure in the South Pacific. The itinerary was great although a couple of ports missed due to weather and the laid back South Pacific lifestyle! The crew so friendly, hard working, accommodating and caring. . Cruise director was outstanding as was the captain . After 56 days we were one big happy family. It is an older ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Wonderful Trip

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Volendam

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Washington Native
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I had traveled to Alaska with Holland America 10 years before. This time it was my wife, sister-in-law and myself. Fall can be tricky with weather going to Alaska, but we only had rain the first day in Juneau. By the next day the weather was mostly sunny, and our trip on the Yukon Pacific Railway shore excursion was the highlight of our trip. This is a MUST do if you take this trip. We hit ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Lovely scenery, great weather, tired boat

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Volendam

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white2833
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We did this same cruise on Volendam 14 years ago with kids and friends. It was our first cruise ever. But goes to show you can’t relive things twice…. What worked? -great weather and scenery -calm seas -overall very friendly crew -consistently clean cabin, cabin steward made silk from a sows ear -performers and dancers entertained with passion and enthusiasm. Grace in the piano ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Mediocre

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Volendam

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BigDipper123
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

A veteran of 15 cruises including previous Holland America but had never done Alaska. Although the cruise highlights were terrific, the Volendam and Holland America unfortunately were not. While the Lido Market had a wonderful buffet with a great selection of fresh foods, the main dining room was poor in comparison to past cruises. My main complaint was with misrepresentation on the menu. What was ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Exciting Alaska Cruise!!!

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Volendam

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coachmouchet
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Wow! HAL Volendam really came through! First, our family was excited to find that we were given a free upgrade to a Vista Suite! This made our trip even more memorable and awesome! Second, we were treated with great service, great entertainment, great food, just a great week! Every morning, my wife and I would take in breakfast either in the MDR or the Lido Buffet with stunning views of ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


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