We wanted to experience the Holland Line. This fit into our schedule, so this is the trip we experienced. Holland in this ship is a smaller and older ship and could see the aging in various parts. The ship was very clean in all the public areas. The ship did not have as many daily see activities as some of the others, but that did not bother us since we read most of the time. The library on the ship was bigger than most cruise lines. However, other things were odd at times. The Lido Deck the food is served to you and not as a selection as other cruise lines----but still good. The dinning room food was very comparable to other cruise lines. The food was not offer at all times, so you had to make sure you did your dinning and 10:30 buffet or order room service. One of the best for me to enjoy was the daily tea times.....very nice----very good. The price is higher than other cruise lines, so probably will try a different line or go back to one of the other lines we liked. This is not a party cruise----very formal and eating is more form dressed even casual nights.

Slower more formal cruise

Veendam Cruise Review by tjdrybread

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We wanted to experience the Holland Line. This fit into our schedule, so this is the trip we experienced. Holland in this ship is a smaller and older ship and could see the aging in various parts. The ship was very clean in all the public areas. The ship did not have as many daily see activities as some of the others, but that did not bother us since we read most of the time. The library on the ship was bigger than most cruise lines. However, other things were odd at times. The Lido Deck the food is served to you and not as a selection as other cruise lines----but still good. The dinning room food was very comparable to other cruise lines. The food was not offer at all times, so you had to make sure you did your dinning and 10:30 buffet or order room service. One of the best for me to enjoy was the daily tea times.....very nice----very good. The price is higher than other cruise lines, so probably will try a different line or go back to one of the other lines we liked. This is not a party cruise----very formal and eating is more form dressed even casual nights.
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