Volendam Review

Ft Lauderdale to San Diego via Panama Canal

Review for the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Volendam
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2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Verandah Suite

Our group chose this cruise unanimously in spite to the fact that at least 6 of the 26 of us had been through the Panama Canal on a cruise before.

We had excellent cabin and dining staff. Brilliant Entertainment!

The dining menus were up to par as we had experienced on the previous 4 cruises our group had taken on Holland America. The food quality in the Main dining room and in the Lido restaurant was very very good. Our group evening at the Pinnacle Grille was exceptional. The staff on the ship were exceptionally courteous and helpful.

Cabin Review

Verandah Suite

Cabin B

This was a handicapped friendly cabin and it made time in our stateroom for my handicapped wife and I very comfortable. We prefer cabins high up on the stern as they offer a wide view of where we have been. We don't miss out on what goes on on the other side of the ship and we get to relax with a longer time view of beautiful locations.

The stewards were outstanding in their care of our needs and the condition of the Stateroom. The facilities in the cabin were perfect for our needs.

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

We stayede at the Riverside hotel in Ft Lauderdale (again) and it lived up to our previous excellent experience. The staff were great and the Bellman services exceeded our expectations.


The equestrian tour was better than anticipated.

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

Stayed on board. Have been to Guatemala before and took the Tikal tour that time. It was probably the best tour taken over all the cruises but the cost has risen from $450 to $650 which is a bit too rich to do again.


Stayed aboard and should have gone ashore with others. My wife's handicapped precludes much walking about. Others said that it was a delightful location.

Puerto Vallarta

Not a Puerto Vallarta fan having visited it before and not impressed with the tour we took that time. Too much emphasis on getting the participants to shop.

The day on board was very pleasant.

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