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We loved the ports in Jspan, Tsiwan, Shanghai and HongKong, missed Okinawa due to a weather delay. The captain was a very good communicator with frequent updates. The food was very good, lots of fresh fish and delicious osso buca and lamb shanks. Nice selection of baked goods at breakfast in Lido, long lines for omelets but worth the wait. The Pinacle dinner was a little disappointing in food and service. Ant time dining is difficult between 5:45 and 8:00, hard to get a table. Overall the service was fine, in dining room, Lido buffet and bars. We loved the Explorations Cafe and the library, but sorry they no longer have a librarian on board. Last time had a two week book club on board going to Hawaii. Excellent Chinese lecturer and Tai Chi teacher on sea days. Wonderfully entertaining piano man, Barry from Boston, always a treat. Beautiful classical music from the Rumanian couple on violin and piano,

Great itinerary in Asia on a beautiful ship

Volendam Cruise Review by summerinitaly

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
We loved the ports in Jspan, Tsiwan, Shanghai and HongKong, missed Okinawa due to a weather delay. The captain was a very good communicator with frequent updates.

The food was very good, lots of fresh fish and delicious osso buca and lamb shanks.

Nice selection of baked goods at breakfast in Lido, long lines for omelets but worth the wait.

The Pinacle dinner was a little disappointing in food and service.

Ant time dining is difficult between 5:45 and 8:00, hard to get a table.

Overall the service was fine, in dining room, Lido buffet and bars.

We loved the Explorations Cafe and the library, but sorry they no longer have a librarian on board. Last time had a two week book club on board going to Hawaii.

Excellent Chinese lecturer and Tai Chi teacher on sea days.

Wonderfully entertaining piano man, Barry from Boston, always a treat.

Beautiful classical music from the Rumanian couple on violin and piano,
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin D 1883
Lots of storage, very comfortable bed, very nice sheets and towels, good temperature control. Missed having a minibar frig, but ice was plentiful and steward provided a big ice bucket to cool a bottle of champagne when asked.
Good service in all areas, friendly, helpful crew.
Lower Promenade Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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