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We just returned from our trip to Indonesia. This was our 20 something cruise. We've tried to think of something to review that hasn't already been mentioned to help future travelers. First, some positives: 1. Indonesian serve staff are great: friendly, happy, and helpful 2. Breakfast in the Lido: They prepare things fresh as you order, like waffles, pancakes, french toast, so it doesn't sit under the heat lamps. 3. The professional staff, front desk, cruise director, location guides were friendly, approachable, and liked talking to passengers. 4. Everything was super clean ~ hallways, railings, bathrooms 5. Dive In bar has beeper so food is cooked to order and fresh. Some negatives: 1. Staff are overworked and on long contracts so they don't get to see their families much. 2. They don't chill the soda (served room temperature with a glass of ice). 3. There isn't much variety on dinner menu. They had prime rib four times in two weeks. 4. Ship excursions cost three times more than private, less crowded excursions.

Indonesian Indulgence

Volendam Cruise Review by jay.patterson@sbcglobal.n

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2017
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
We just returned from our trip to Indonesia. This was our 20 something cruise. We've tried to think of something to review that hasn't already been mentioned to help future travelers.

First, some positives:

1. Indonesian serve staff are great: friendly, happy, and helpful

2. Breakfast in the Lido: They prepare things fresh as you order, like waffles, pancakes, french toast, so it doesn't sit under the heat lamps.

3. The professional staff, front desk, cruise director, location guides were friendly, approachable, and liked talking to passengers.

4. Everything was super clean ~ hallways, railings, bathrooms

5. Dive In bar has beeper so food is cooked to order and fresh.

Some negatives:

1. Staff are overworked and on long contracts so they don't get to see their families much.

2. They don't chill the soda (served room temperature with a glass of ice).

3. There isn't much variety on dinner menu. They had prime rib four times in two weeks.

4. Ship excursions cost three times more than private, less crowded excursions.
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin D 1896
Cabin was clean, but we could never get the temperature below 72 degrees due to old air conditioning.
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