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Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews for Gay & Lesbian Cruises to the Caribbean

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Old Ship Unexperienced Staff Don't Book

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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AnaFlorida
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I travel often and booked this cruise with my family for my parents 40th wedding anniversary 3 months before we sailed. I booked two Vista suites online 7039 and 7041 3 months ago to be next door to my family since we were a larger group. Our total was over 13K for the rooms. As we boarded the ship. Without any notice our rooms were downgraded to the 6th floor with separate beds. We were ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

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Worst Cruise to date

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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gidgetglam
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This was our 6th cruise but first on HA. They had to be short-staffed or something. However, if it weren't for good experiences in port, it would have been a pretty miserable vacation. I am not looking forward to cruising again for a long time. Our first port day we set the card out for breakfast in the room the night before. We've done this on 5 previous cruises and have had no issues. ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Extremely Aggravating & Disappointing

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Lorie313
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

In the past 27 years, we’ve spent over 300 days on cruise ships, and this was definitely our worst experience. And that’s including a cruise to Alaska on the Radiance of the Seas when the entire crew had walked out two weeks before… If we had not previously sailed Holland America, there’s no way we ever would again. We are low maintenance and have always enjoyed friendly relationships with ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


The relationship has ended!

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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Mememe1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The loves lost on HAL. Absolutely dissatisfied and disappointed with HALs commitment to running their operations aground. Understaffed and overworked. This ship was severely understaffed and as a result every aspect of operations was negatively affected. Im not sure if the excuses outnumbered the complaints but I did speak to a 4 star mariner who seriously considered disembarking mid ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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