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Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

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"I chose this short cruise to introduce a 'newb' to cruising. It was intended to give her a taste of cruising.......more than a one day overnight repositioning. By the time you add airfare to SF, and cost to get..."Read More
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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

Review for Volendam to South America

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djack77494

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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


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


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


Our second and last cruise on HAL

Review for Volendam to South America

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esanesel

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

One star for Lincoln Center Stage and One more for our waiters and cabin steward, I'm behind generous. We chose this 30 day itinerary, round trip Fort Lauderdale, because we were anxious to sail on the Amazon River in Brazil and see the towns and villages that were scheduled. As always I'll try to indicate the good points and not so good experiences so you can make your own decisions as to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


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


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


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


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