Veendam Cruise Review by Cedar Valley
- Sail Date: October 2018
- Destination: Cuba
- Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah
We enjoyed our visits at each stop. We didn't book any excursions from the cruise line. We selected a tour guide upon disembarkation at Belize. He was great and made our trip so memorable. In Cienfuegos we walked to the square. It was Sunday and all activity was there. We visited with people who took larger tours from the cruise line and they felt herded and had impersonal experiences.
We booked a tour online for Havana. Havana Journeys was the company. We provided a credit card number about a month before we left the US. It included a guide, a 57 Chevy with air conditioning and about a 6 hour tour. Most importantly it provided us with a fabulous guide, Ada, whose English was perfect. She met us just a short walk to the Square from the ship. This tour qualified for the "People to People" experience required in Cuba.
All in all the Veendam was a great experience for the four of us.
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Belize CityWe hired a private guide upon leaving the ship. He was local and a hoot. We loved our day. His van was disaster which added to the ambiance. His English was perfect and he was very knowledgeable about his city.View All 2,255 Belize City Cruise Port Reviews
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CienfuegosWe walked to town and hung out at the square. It was market day and such a treat, with entertainment and history.View All 56 Cienfuegos Cruise Port Reviews
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HavanaHavana Journeys was the company we engaged online. Great experience from beginning to end. Ada was our guide. She provided us with an amazing day. We learned history, saw old and new Havana. She answered all our questions and took us to a local restaurant in a neighborhood. Such an great experience.View All 117 Havana Cruise Port Reviews
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