Wonderful ship that can handle the 1300 passengers well. Food was super and service staff is great. Ship is a little tired but well cared for. Only has one swimming pool that is quite small. Theatre is intimate and works for this ship. We were hoping for some test kitchen shows but apparently they are not doing those anymore. We booked guaranteed large inside cabin and got a dinky 130sf “spa inside” which was without doubt the worst cabin we have ever had. Front desk did not give two stumps about it. To add insult the cabin did not cool well so it was like sleeping in an easy bake oven each night. Again the front desk had no solution. We are unlikely to sail with HAL again soon. Highlight of the cruise was the pace and food. We especially enjoyed Half Moon Cay. It was a a beautiful day!

Great size and Pace!

Veendam Cruise Review by Woodchux

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2020
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Large Spa Interior Stateroom
Wonderful ship that can handle the 1300 passengers well.

Food was super and service staff is great.

Ship is a little tired but well cared for. Only has one swimming pool that is quite small.

Theatre is intimate and works for this ship. We were hoping for some test kitchen shows but apparently they are not doing those anymore.

We booked guaranteed large inside cabin and got a dinky 130sf “spa inside” which was without doubt the worst cabin we have ever had. Front desk did not give two stumps about it.

To add insult the cabin did not cool well so it was like sleeping in an easy bake oven each night.

Again the front desk had no solution.

We are unlikely to sail with HAL again soon.

Highlight of the cruise was the pace and food. We especially enjoyed Half Moon Cay. It was a a beautiful day!
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Large Spa Interior Stateroom
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Awful, awful, awful. Super small. No couch. Small shower. No fridge and no spare space. Smallest cabin we have ever had. Horrible air conditioning and dated TV. Adding yoga mats that you have no room to use and a tiny Bose radio does not add any value to this room.
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