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Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

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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

Traveled with children


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)


One of my favorite cruises so far!!!

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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coachmouchet
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I originally selected a Baltic cruise 2 1/2 years ago. Covid prevented us from taking it in 2021. So, I did some research and selected the 10-night Panama Canal cruise with the Volendam. I am so glad I did! First of all, the Volendam was beautiful! It has had a very nice refresh. The new carpets in different venues were beautiful. Everyone was so friendly. It also seemed to have more ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Not Ready for Prime Time

Review for Volendam to South America

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Spitz55
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was the worst cruise I have ever been on, Holland ruined a once in a lifetime experience. Poor communication prior to the cruise: yellow fever issues, requiring a covid test for boarding that was NEVER looked at upon embarkation, telling us to use the verifly app that also did not allow us easy boarding~ never used. A 2+ hour embarkation process. Holland made a big deal NO PLASTIC water ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


A Dream Becomes Reality With Holland America

Review for Volendam to South America

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GFM65
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Compared to other cruise lines, Holland America offered this extensive cruise at a reasonable price with 35+ ports of call and fantastic scenic cruising throughout including a marvelous 4 day tour of Antarctica and a week touring the Amazon. Excursions at each port were plenty and varied and catered to many levels of physical activity and pricing. My favorites were the archaeological sites, wild ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Volendam's Grand South America Voyage 2020

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djack77494
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 alone turns the experience completely around. You see the same people, passengers & crew, over and over again and you get to know them. That was mostly good. Ran into many ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


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


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


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