Love Holland America and wanted to experience an 11 day cruise with lots of stops. Embarkation went very well. Disembarkation could have been less crowded. Only three custom officers on duty. Love the Lanai Ocean view room. Walked everyday around the ship and it was enjoyable. Sat in our reserved chairs, for relaxation time, that are provided for us just outside our sliding glass door. Dinning was very good. We did open seating and requested our favorite wait staff's table which was open to us several evenings. Food was well prepared and tasty, The service excellent and everyone was concerned with meeting our dinner expectations. Entertainment was very good with the energetic piano man Martin Kaye. The piano bar was hoping each night with Don at the keys. Veendam dancers were satisfactory. The service on Holland America was exceptional. We had positive interactions with Customer Service and Shore Excursions. The ship was going into dry dock after this cruise so the maintenance staff was very busy replacing carpeting and general up keep of the ship. The Captain's message each night regarding the sea and the next day's port was very informative. Seven ports in 11 days was nice. Did some excursions and sometimes just walked around the port stores. Did one private tour in Roatan named AJ's Monkeys and Sloth. Very fun. I would highly recommend this cruise.

Old ship but awesome.

Veendam Cruise Review by myfavoritecruise

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom
Love Holland America and wanted to experience an 11 day cruise with lots of stops. Embarkation went very well. Disembarkation could have been less crowded. Only three custom officers on duty.

Love the Lanai Ocean view room. Walked everyday around the ship and it was enjoyable. Sat in our reserved chairs, for relaxation time, that are provided for us just outside our sliding glass door.

Dinning was very good. We did open seating and requested our favorite wait staff's table which was open to us several evenings. Food was well prepared and tasty, The service excellent and everyone was concerned with meeting our dinner expectations.

Entertainment was very good with the energetic piano man Martin Kaye. The piano bar was hoping each night with Don at the keys. Veendam dancers were satisfactory.

The service on Holland America was exceptional. We had positive interactions with Customer Service and Shore Excursions.

The ship was going into dry dock after this cruise so the maintenance staff was very busy replacing carpeting and general up keep of the ship.

The Captain's message each night regarding the sea and the next day's port was very informative.

Seven ports in 11 days was nice. Did some excursions and sometimes just walked around the port stores. Did one private tour in Roatan named AJ's Monkeys and Sloth. Very fun.

I would highly recommend this cruise.
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Cabin Review

Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin CA
Love the Lanai room. Second time I have been on a ship with this accommodation and love it. Our cabin may have been dated but it was clean and roomy enough for two. Would ask for extension cord for charging electronics. Air conditioning worked well.
Lower Promenade Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins