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Transpacific Volendam Transpacific Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Volendam
Transpacific
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16 Transpacific Volendam Transpacific Cruise Reviews


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rosimeltzer

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved our 6 days at sea!

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We booked this cruise as ports looked great (japan to Vancouver via Alaska) and thought would try holland America line. Overall we enjoyed everything - staff great, food amazing, efficient off and on boat, shows ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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dorus

2 Reviews Written

Round the world in 30 days.

I have had my eye on this cruise for some time. Actually we booked the Yokohama to Vancouver this spring, but had to cancel. So now we did the Vancouver-Yokohama-Shanghai cruise. It was a pleasant experience. The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dietingcruise

1 Review Written

The ship is old

Thought it was an exciting way to avoid flying to Japan and do some hiking in Alaska. One cruise port (Dutch Harbour) was cancelled for good reason I guess and we were credited but made it boring especially when ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Pippin60

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

A Relaxing Cruise - Some Highs - Some Lows

The Japan to Vancouver 16 day cruise was our fourth on HAL. Volendam is the smallest of the four ships we have been on, but it has all the characteristics of the larger versions and we felt right at home from the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Cruisers from BC

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Okay

The itinerary for this cruise - Japan, South Korea and the N Pacific crossing was great. We enjoyed all the ports. Embarkation and disembarkation was very smooth in Yokohama. Going ashore in the other ports was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Lee Shar

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Volendam 16 day Pacific Ocean Crossing - Spring

My travel partner has a son living in Japan and this seemed a good way to visit Japan and come home easily. What a great decision that was. This was a well done cruise with three lecturers discussing the Japanese ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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ToBe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hong Kong to Vancouver a Fabulous Voyage

We spent a few days in Hong Kong before we boarded the ship and had planned our ports with both HAL and private excursions. We chose the cruise because we liked the variety of ports. We wanted learn as much as we ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Donone1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not good HAL, shame on you.

Aussies Beware. Holland America Line (HAL) Our holiday (disaster), my wife and I were on the Volendam in stateroom 7062. We arrived in Vancouver May 4th, We boarded the ship in Yokohoma a 19 day cruise, the ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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jos12

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

If you like an experience like this, HAL is your cruise line.

April 2014 we were in French Polynesia and had a wonderful time. This time we choose a Volandam cruise Seattle - Sydney - Bali because we thought the itinerary looked great as well. It was partly great indeed, but ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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committedcruiser

18 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Cruising w/ HAL Same Time Next Year

HAL is one of my favorite lines. . I like long cruises of 30 day and have already booked next year's HAL Cruise to S. AMERICA why? 1.dining room service w/ yudi was as good as the pinnacle and i tipped xtra. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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veryseasonedtraveler

3 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Least Favorite HAL Ship

We are 5 star on HAL and love cruising the high seas. This itinerary was wonderful. We boarded in Hong Kong. Because of Cruise Critic we knew several couples that would be sailing. Several excursions were ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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dockman

7 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Vancouver to Sydney 25 Days September/October 2015

This was my fourth cruise on the Volendam in past three years. Last year I did the reverse Sydney to Vancouver so I was well aware of sea days and port calls and quite familiar with the Volendam. Overall it ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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JosNaylor

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Pacific Crossing

I am not a usual contributor to review forums but I am struggling to reconcile the wonderful cruise just experienced on Volendam with these recent negative reviews on Cruise Critic. A strong influence on the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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R & C Cruisers

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

We finally got to do it.

This was our 3rd cruise with HAL. The first 2 were on Amsterdam,which immediatly set a high standard, which Volendam couldn't quite attain. More on that later. We had booked this itinerary a couple of years ago, ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Independant

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

My friend and myself were counting the days when that cruise will be over.

The ship was clean and the Indonesian (only) staff was very friendly and gave their best. The cabins were O.K. and the ship, though old, was very clean. However the negative aspects were overwhelming. The ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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S.O.C.I.O.C.A.T.s

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good but Could Be Better

Review of the Volendam Food: 1) fine. Could have been spiced some more ; understand it must be reasonably standardized. Had good “special“ days” : Asian Barbecue Day, Indonesian lunch, etc. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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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