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Volendam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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594 reviews
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China visa nightmare, advice, visa not always required

Review for Volendam to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Commencing your cruise in China, you do not need an expensive visa if certain conditions apply.

My wife and I have recently returned (12-11-17) from a two week cruise in the Far East.

We joined the ship (Holland Americas cruise ship VOLENDAM) in Shanghai China.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Too much furniture, addition of 2 seater settee resulted in cramped accommodation.

All a bit tired.

Not enough power sockets, one only

Port Reviews


no access due to immigration restrictions, typhoon


missed due to typhoon

Taipei (Keelung)

interesting but not alot to see


traffic fumes excessive, wont be returning, ever

Hong Kong

fantastic need a week there in future

Halong Bay

did not visit

Da Nang

did not visit

Nha Trang

did not visit


did not visit

Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

did not visit

Koh Samui

did not visit

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