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The ship was looking great & wonderful service which Holland America is noted for. Loved the itinerary we sailed. Wish they allowed more time in Cambodia to make it worth the Visa fees while in Cambodia. Considering it was just a "stop" to pick up guests who went to Angkor Wat days before. Everyone on the ship had to pay for the Cambodian Visa regardless if staying on the ship or getting off. Would have given a 5 rating if the food had been better. In the dining room the food looked like it stayed under the heat lamps way too long. Very tired looking & not fresh. Buffet food a bit better, but not by much. Best French fries on the pool deck!! Entertainment has never been a strong suite with HAL. Sadly it still isn't . . . Still our favorite cruise line for more of the positives we enjoyed.

Great ship - Food so so . . .

Volendam Cruise Review by ooh-la-la

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
The ship was looking great & wonderful service which Holland America is noted for.

Loved the itinerary we sailed. Wish they allowed more time in Cambodia to make it worth the Visa fees while in Cambodia. Considering it was just a "stop" to pick up guests who went to Angkor Wat days before. Everyone on the ship had to pay for the Cambodian Visa regardless if staying on the ship or getting off.

Would have given a 5 rating if the food had been better. In the dining room the food looked like it stayed under the heat lamps way too long. Very tired looking & not fresh. Buffet food a bit better, but not by much. Best French fries on the pool deck!!

Entertainment has never been a strong suite with HAL. Sadly it still isn't . . .

Still our favorite cruise line for more of the positives we enjoyed.
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin H 3317
1 cabin away from the doors leading out to the promenade. Great location!
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