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Volendam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Volendam Cruise Review by Bristol Pirates

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom

Chose this cruise as it seemed to be one of the few to visit Glacier Bay. With climate change we found the glaciers disappointing especially after seeing the ones in Argentina.

The Volendam is a small ship and we were again disappointed by the entertainment, it wasn't a patch on larger ships ( as you might expect), but was outshone by Fred Olsen which is a similar size.

We found the drinks expensive and didn't like the 15% on top for service when we had already paid a general daily service charge.

We had freedom dining and for the most part it worked, except when we made a booking for a certain time on a formal night and we still had to wait for a table. However the food was quite good.

In spite of what they say in the dress guidance, they do not enforce the formal dress code and when we took the trouble to dress formally it was a shame that many passengers didn't and arrived as if it was a casual night.

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Cabin Review

Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin CA 3346

Cabin adequate size, but lacked drawer space. Bathroom had a full size walk in shower. The Lanai cabin worked well on sea days.

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Spent 3 days prior to cruise here. Great Town


The town was a bit disappointing and as the weather was not good, we didn't take a tour

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Skagway itself is an interesting frontier town. Again the weather was not brilliant, but when the bus drove over the pass the weather improved and we had a good introduction to the Yukon and its history.

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Another old and interesting town. Had a wander round and saw the salmon running and visited a hatchery. The old houses built over the creek are very interesting

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