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Caribbean Volendam Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Relaxing cruise

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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KENCHURCH
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just what you want for a Southern Caribbean Cruise, relaxation. Wonderful ports plus lots of days at Sea on a smaller ship with about a 1000 passengers. Tobago was like the Caribbean of past decades.. beach pretty empty, water clear to 10 feet, beautiful brightly colored fish swimming all around. Barbados still our number 1 Island, Aruba, Curaçao, Trinidad, Tobago, St. John, St. Martin, grand ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Great for the older crowd.

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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Gentleman Traveler
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

As always, the ship, crew and food were great! The biggest issue was that more modern venues for entertainment have been shut down on the smaller boats. In the Ocean bar, the trio band (think older standards for ballroom dancing) played every night till 10pm and then at 11pm the cruise entertainment person took on the additional duty of DJ for the only dance floor left on the boat. Since it was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Rollercoaster of highs and lows

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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MischiefNM
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 toilet never flushed properly. This is an inside wheelchair cabin, so in the hot Caribbean temperatures, a non-working toilet plus no a/c was a living hell. I of course complained ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Volendam Pretty Good Ship For 20 Years Old

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Joanna Luna
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 it was an totally obstructed ocean view..it was fine, we had no idea that Volendam just came out of dry dock 2 weeks prior, and the ship looked great! Our bathroom was all re-done, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Pleasantly Surprised

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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rboggia
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 a single issue on the Volendam the entire cruise. We are 4 Star Mariners and have sailed with Holland America for many years and have recently seen major issues with food quality; this ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Wonderful Cruise Itinerary, But Cost Cutting Even More Evident

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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LORDBOWDON
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 cabins, and some hallways had been flooded, and had no hot water or HVAC. One is always warned never to take the first cruise after a refit, and fortunately, I was not significantly ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Great fun minus a little luster

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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mama2bifs
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 little entertainment. We don't care about lot of drinking and don't want to be onboard with a bunch of screaming kids or drunks. So that did eliminate some cruise lines for us. This was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Worst cruise ever

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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fluff67068
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 musty moldy smell like maybe it had a leak at sometime and hadn’t been cleaned properly. My friend had gone through some lung issues just before the cruise so the second day he was sick ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Volendam - 12 March 08 to 22 March 08

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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bbcsquash
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 friends dropped us off at the pier in Ft. Lauderdale. The check-in was very quick and painless. We were on the ship within probably 15 minutes - the quickest and easiest cruise check-in we ...
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Sail Date: March 2008

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Great Trip to Panama Canal

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Western

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janeaustenruns
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 and airport only being a a few miles apart. This was our 4th HAL cruise and the Volendam is very similar to the other HAL ships we have traveled on (Ryndam and Rotterdam). Overall, we ...
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Sail Date: March 2008

Traveled with children


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