Volendam Cruise Review by Lee Shar
- Sail Date: April 2017
- Destination: Transpacific
- Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)
My travel partner has a son living in Japan and this seemed a good way to visit Japan and come home easily. What a great decision that was. This was a well done cruise with three lecturers discussing the Japanese culture and as we crossed the ocean the topic changed to first Nations people. We also had lectures on the "One Ocean" and physics, which left us all with something to think about. There were navigation lectures and many other things to do on this ship. The Volendam is a smaller older ship so people looking for lots to do and big flashy ships would not want to choose this one. But, if personal attention and well done dining appeal then this is the ship for you. There were 1360 passengers and 1000 of them were returning guests. We were served by 598 crew. This was an older crowd but very well traveled and very interesting. Different ships and cruise lines for different people and so this would not appeal to everyone. There were very few children on board so there was a great sense of peace and quiet. Food was excellent. The shows at night were wonderful and we often left the show lounge chuckling to ourselves. A really great cruise.
Lee Shar’s Full Rating Summary
This is an old ship but the cabin steward was very attentive. We did have a problem with a paint smell, we reported it and by the time we left the cabin there were two people coming to investigate. While going across the ocean the time presents the ability to do out of the ordinary maintenance and some air vents had not been closed. It was fixed immediately.
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