The Volendam is a lovely medium sized ship. The staff are excellent extremely friendly and efficient. Food was very good both in the restaurant and in the Lido. My cabin 3331 was spacious with plenty of wardrobe space for a ship.It was spotlessly clean and our cabin steward was excellent. It was an Oceanview with a large window.
The destinations were all very exciting. Embarkation and disembarkation was always quick and easy, Priority for tenders was not given to tours which made a refreshing change.
There was plenty of help and information for people who wanted to travel independently.l
The entertainments team were young and very enthusiastic and the shows enjoyable.
At just over 61,000 tons and guest capacity of under 1500 the Volendam is an easy ship to get around and never felt crowded. Queues in the Lido were always fairly short and dinner in the dining room was a very leisurely affair.
The two ships shore excursions I went on were good but very expensive compared with privately arranged tours.
The cabin was spacious for a ships cabin. There was plenty of storage space and it was very comfortable. I liked the position of the cabin as it is was in the centre of the ship and next to the door to go outside on to deck 3.
Singapore is a wonderful city with loads to do. We actually stayed a week there and was never short of places to visit. A must is the Gardens by the Bay and if possible the light show at night. Everything was amazing including the zoo, night safari, river safari, Jurong bird Garden, The top floor of the Marina Sands Hotel for superb views, Chinatwon, little India, the Botanical Gardens and much more.
Extremely hot and humid and we took the longer walking tour from the ship. Our guide had very little knowledge of plant life or birds in the region.The shorter tour would have sufficed,
Took a private excursion booked from England with Tour Lombok. There was chaos at the port and no one had heard of us, So in the end we ended up with a different taxi tour
which was reasonable but not fantastic