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My family and I have cruised with Holland America before and we have always enjoyed the experience on their ships. We chose this cruise because it suited our holiday itinerary. We explored Vancouver before and after our cruise so that was very enjoyable. Embarkation was smooth and the staff were extremely welcoming. On first impressions of the ship, the interior decor seemed dated. However, all dining experiences were excellent, including our visit to The Pinnacle Restaurant. The staff were very attentive and there was a great choice of food. The entertainment and activities were a bit disappointing.The shops need a greater variety of items to purchase. There was a good selection of shore excursions to choose from but very expensive. The stateroom was compact and the air conditioning did not work if the lights were turned off, so it could become uncomfortably hot. Housekeeping was exceptional. Overall, would we go again, absolutely!!

Alaskan cruise was spectacular!

Volendam Cruise Review by The Big Apple

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom
My family and I have cruised with Holland America before and we have always enjoyed the experience on their ships. We chose this cruise because it suited our holiday itinerary. We explored Vancouver before and after our cruise so that was very enjoyable. Embarkation was smooth and the staff were extremely welcoming. On first impressions of the ship, the interior decor seemed dated. However, all dining experiences were excellent, including our visit to The Pinnacle Restaurant. The staff were very attentive and there was a great choice of food. The entertainment and activities were a bit disappointing.The shops need a greater variety of items to purchase. There was a good selection of shore excursions to choose from but very expensive. The stateroom was compact and the air conditioning did not work if the lights were turned off, so it could become uncomfortably hot. Housekeeping was exceptional. Overall, would we go again, absolutely!!
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Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin K 2503
Cabin was compact and decor a bit dated. Air conditioning inconsistent.
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