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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Volendam
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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

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50 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews


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djack77494

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Volendam's Grand South America Voyage 2020

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The ports. The ports. The ports. The Price. The line (HAL). These are the things that attracted me to this voyage. This voyage of 11 weeks was my first cruise with a duration of over three weeks, and that ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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esanesel

7 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Our second and last cruise on HAL

One star for Lincoln Center Stage and One more for our waiters and cabin steward, I'm behind generous. We chose this 30 day itinerary, round trip Fort Lauderdale, because we were anxious to sail on the Amazon ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MischiefNM

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rollercoaster of highs and lows

Because of this cruise, I am no longer feeling the love I used to feel as a 3 star mariner on HAL. We had a very spacious cabin 2555, but in the 16 days we were in it, the air conditioning never worked and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rboggia

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

After sailing on the Eurodam in March, 2019 on an extended cruise to the south pacific, we were hoping that the Volendam would be an improvement concerning food quality. We were pleasantly surprised and did not have ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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LORDBOWDON

5 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise Itinerary, But Cost Cutting Even More Evident

You may wonder why I only gave this a 4 star review, when for all the sub-items below I have rated them as 5 stars. The answer is because the ship had just come out of a two week dry dock, and as a result, many ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mama2bifs

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great fun minus a little luster

My daughter and I booked this cruise wanting some sun and fun and a vacation over a week long. This was great. We know HAL well and her pace suits our needs. We LOVE food, being waited on, quiet time, and a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Rocklin Cruiser

5 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Awesome cruise through the Panama Canal

Panama Canal was on the bucket list, so we pulled the trigger. The price on the Volendam from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco was to good to pass up. This was a 17 day cruise in April so there were kids on board ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Triplecee

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ft Lauderdale to San Diego via Panama Canal

Our group chose this cruise unanimously in spite to the fact that at least 6 of the 26 of us had been through the Panama Canal on a cruise before. We had excellent cabin and dining staff. Brilliant ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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itimof46

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Adagio music duo

Iren & Vadim Timof (72 years old. Fremont California). That was our 13-th cruise. We enjoyed with our Panama cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego (December 18,2018 to January 3, 2019). Service on board was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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On the Ocean Again

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The food and customer services is always excellent.

We continue to chose Holland America for the customer services, dining experience and how they prioritize you and your experience. The comedian (Andrew Kennedy) was hilarious. Holland America is really trying to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Debbienor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Vacation

Panama Canal cruise, service was great, activities were great, our room was not good, we had banging pipes starting at 5:30 in the morning and 4 hrs every night. We were on the 3 rd deck, dining room up above, they ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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dgh1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

HOT ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

We wanted to do the Panama Canal so chose this cruise. The ship cannot handle the hot weather, the AC when finally repaired (5 days no AC at all in rooms) was still not enough to cool the rooms!!!!!!!!!! Dinning ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Mike#1

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruise From Hell

The cruise started with the worst embarkation situatin. We need wheelchair assistance to embark because of the long walks. Holland America's Ft. Lauderdale operation to have two wheelchairs used for a significant ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Joanna Luna

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Volendam Pretty Good Ship For 20 Years Old

Embarkation day was great, lines were very short and moved quickly, check-in was fast,and they started letting us on the ship at 11:30. And we went right to deck 8 to get something to eat. Our cabin was on deck 3 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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fluff67068

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

While one expects to have an older cruise passengers on a Holland America ship. With this said that with the money I spent I would expect like hot water and clean rooms. The first night the room had a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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bobthek

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Volendam - Eastern Caribbean

Background Information: We live in FL and have been on 9 cruises in the past two years. This is the third one on HAL. Embarkation: We drove to the port and left the car in the Park & Fly lot. Very handy with fast ...
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Sail Date October 2007


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AmberTeka

13 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Volendam - Eastern Caribbean

We live in Florida, so we drove to Ft. Lauderdale. We spent the night at the Hampton Inn on Commercial Blvd. We like this motel because it is very clean, reasonable in price, has a nice serving area with coffee and ...
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Sail Date September 2007


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billsrobb

1 Review Written

Volendam - Central America/Panama Canal

We started our journey at 2:30AM on Nov 2 when we got up to catch our super shuttle to the Phoenix airport. We had a 6am flight to Ft. Lauderdale. The flight was uneventful and we arrived about 4pm. We called the ...
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Sail Date November 2007


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joe122

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Vacation

On February 11, 2008, we embarked on our first Holland America cruise. This ten day vacation was excellent with only some minor problems. There is no doubt that it was expensive, but part of that included the Panama ...
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Sail Date February 2008


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cruiser-6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Possibly Last Cruise I'll Take on Holland America

I am writing to express my total dissatisfaction with the above cruise. Friday, February 8th marked a week since my husband and I returned from this cruise which we booked to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was ...
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Sail Date January 2008


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kjwent

4 Reviews Written

Great trip

This was our 10th cruise, our first with HAL. We were looking for a trip with some new destinations for us so the Panama Canal and Costa Rica were what sold us. We were traveling with another couple who also had a ...
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Sail Date December 2007


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WannaBGambla

12 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holland America Volendam Jan.2-12, 2008

This was my fifth cruise with Holland America, the second with Holland America for my son and his friend (both 24) and the first for my traveling companion (56), so throughout this review I may compare to other ...
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Sail Date January 2008


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terrydtx

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a Great cruise and Ship

My wife and I just returned from a fantastic 10 day Panama Canal cruise on the Volendam. We were with 2 other couples (my wife's sister her husband and our best friends from Austin, Texas) and we all had the same ...
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Sail Date November 2007


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janeaustenruns

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Trip to Panama Canal

We recently returned from a 10 day cruise on the MS Volendam to the Western Caribbean and Panama Canal and embarked from Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale is an excellent embarkation point, with the cruise terminal ...
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Sail Date March 2008


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bbcsquash

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Volendam - 12 March 08 to 22 March 08

This is our 13th cruise and our second on Holland America (HAL). The cruise was excellent and we plan to sail HAL more in the future. We stayed with friends in south Florida for a few days before our cruise. Our ...
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Sail Date March 2008


Volendam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.9
Dining4.04
Entertainment3.53.4
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.7
Family3.53.7
Enrichment5.03.5
Service5.04.2
Value For Money4.03.7
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