Volendam Cruise Review by ABubbe
- Sail Date: January 2018
- Destination: Asia
- Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah
HAL set up a meet and greet for our cruise critic roll call so we could put a face to a name.
The Volendam singers and dancers are great, as they are on each HAL cruise, but the add on entertainment was quite average.
The Test Kitchen can't provide taste samples of the foods any longer since they aren't prepared by an onboard chef. It's a very good chef provided through the contractor but the foods she prepares sometimes uses items not found in the ship's kitchens so they don't prepare enough for us to taste. Her cooking and implement suggestions and ideas were quite useful and the recipes and information sheets handed out are very good.
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