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We wanted to do the Panama Canal so chose this cruise. The ship cannot handle the hot weather, the AC when finally repaired (5 days no AC at all in rooms) was still not enough to cool the rooms!!!!!!!!!! Dinning room food was very good as expected. As was the food in the Lido. Tours were not very well organized, the usual stickers were not used. We were told just to go to the dock and find one of the in many cases 3 busses which resulted in much confusion. Entertainment was the usual Holland American shows in the showroom. Not great but some of the entertainers brought on board were good. The Oceans bar had a quartet that were very good and I encourage Holland America to not discontinue this entertainment. The room stewarts worked very hard to keep the many rooms clean under their responsibility. Towel animals in the room at night was always fun.

HOT ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

Volendam Cruise Review by dgh1

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We wanted to do the Panama Canal so chose this cruise. The ship cannot handle the hot weather, the AC when finally repaired (5 days no AC at all in rooms) was still not enough to cool the rooms!!!!!!!!!!

Dinning room food was very good as expected. As was the food in the Lido.

Tours were not very well organized, the usual stickers were not used. We were told just to go to the dock and find one of the in many cases 3 busses which resulted in much confusion.

Entertainment was the usual Holland American shows in the showroom. Not great but some of the entertainers brought on board were good.

The Oceans bar had a quartet that were very good and I encourage Holland America to not discontinue this entertainment.

The room stewarts worked very hard to keep the many rooms clean under their responsibility. Towel animals in the room at night was always fun.
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Cabin Review

Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)
Cabin DD 3303
Room was very hot complained as we boarded in Ft Lauderdale. AC completely broken down in rooms for 5 days!!! When so called repaired room did not cool off enough to sleep until 3AM! Bathroom looked like it had been remodeled recently.
Main Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins