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Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Alaska

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CRUISE NOT MEANT FOR VEGETARIANS
"We took a 7 nights cruise with Holland America, Volendam Ship Tour for Alaska Inside Passage. We booked two cabins for our family of 4 adults and were perfectly comfortable for the duration of our stay. 
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Parvinder Singh

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Getting there was NOT fun

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Janjer

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Although the cruise was nice, going through customs at the Vancouver Airport PLUS the registration at Holland America requires a ton of walking and standing. My feet throbbed for two days after getting on the ship. We are both in our 70's and are fortunate to not need a wheelchair. However, there was a lot of unnecessary walking at the warehouse prior to boarding. On one leg of the walk we had ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Really good for adults!

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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alaska sailors

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose HAL again after examining the Alaska ports visited, length of cruise, & the passenger capacity of the Volendam. It can accommodate (per the HAL website) 1432 guests and only has about 9 floors. We booked directly with HAL & received no perks, just their lowest price for a Large Ocean View stateroom for 2 adults, roundtrip airfare, transfer from/to airports, & travel insurance. We also ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Drinks and things

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Bristol Pirates

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise as it seemed to be one of the few to visit Glacier Bay. With climate change we found the glaciers disappointing especially after seeing the ones in Argentina. The Volendam is a small ship and we were again disappointed by the entertainment, it wasn't a patch on larger ships ( as you might expect), but was outshone by Fred Olsen which is a similar size. We found the drinks ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Service and Food Fell Way Below Expectations

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MRamsay

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

In reading many of the reviews and write-ups on this ship I started to think I was on the wrong ship. I did not experience any of the great service and food everyone else was raving about. By day 2 I had already written an email to Holland America expressing my concerns about the poor service and food quality on the ship. It felt like I was on a training voyage for most of the staff. Let's ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Not what we expected

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Lovecabo2002

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We had never been to Alaska and as we're getting up in years we felt that if we were going to do it, we would do it all in one go. So when we saw a Holland America three-day cruise, followed by a nine-day land tour, followed by another seven-day cruise advertised, we jumped on it. Having never cruised with Holland America before we weren't sure what to expect. Our entire cruise history was with ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Cabin location marred whole experience

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LovesTravel31

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our 7 night dream Alaskan cruise was greatly marred due to the horrid cabin location. Cabin 392 and neighbouring cabins should not be used for paying guests (especially NOT as an UPGRADE) unless passengers made aware that the kitchen is located directly above. If you are wanting a decent nights sleep at all during your cruise ensure you check your cabin location. A late night here and there ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Expectations exceeded ! 7 day Vancouver return

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newbie68

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We made the decision to do an Alaskan cruise on the Volendam with HAL earlier in the spring when some friends suggested we join them as they knew we were cruise fanatics (10 previous cruises in the past 5 years). We had never cruised with HAL before and 8 of our previous cruises were with NCL. I had the impression that HAL cruises were for an older, quieter demographic and they seemed to offer ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Not impressed!

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lady49

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Seven day Alaska cruise, is easy for us, no flying It was for our 55th anniversary. HAL screwed up the delivery of flowers for my wife, they never showed up, had to go to service desk, to straighten it out. Finally got them. After dinner that night, other table guest were gone, wife mentioned it was our anniversary. The waiter did not know, told us to wait, ran off and got a cake for us, poor ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


CRUISE NOT MEANT FOR VEGETARIANS

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Parvinder Singh

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We took a 7 nights cruise with Holland America, Volendam Ship Tour for Alaska Inside Passage. We booked two cabins for our family of 4 adults and were perfectly comfortable for the duration of our stay. 
The level of service was good as were the quality and condition of all facilities on board. The activities organised daily were well organised and allowed more than enough time to fully ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Oldie but goodie

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rayjitsu

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have been cruising to Alaska many times because as resident in Vancouver, it is an easy trip for us. One hour leaving from our house, we will be sitting at the ship's top deck eating lunch. Volendam, compare to other ships I have been on, is a much simple in decor(but has interesting art works in their corridors), aged, and small, but a good ship. The advantages is less walking from one end ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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