Honeymoon to Bermuda: Veendam Cruise Review by ammagic
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Honeymoon to Bermuda
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Our cabin was to die for! Being our honeymoon I sprung for a deluxe veranda. When HAL says deluxe the mean it. As many have stated we never got to Bermuda. Our bag with our snorkels masks and fins went in the closet and only came out at disembarkation. My bride took one look at the dressing room and didn't want to come out. The cabin seemed to be a double wide veranda. Everything perfect. I have heard some talk of questionable air conditioning but it seemed fine most of the time.
As noted we didn't make it to Bermuda but we did see Charleston, a More stop in Florida and a nice afternoon in Nassau. It couldn't have been easy for HAL to get the ship berth's on such short notice. I don't get crazy about where we stop on cruses. I just consider them short breaks in the joy of cruising.
The food was generally good although the buffet could be better. I wasn't crazy about the Pinnacle experience. It seemed like the same quality food with a lot of waiters hovering about and it was noisy. Hate that, a good meal should be enjoyed with some peace and quiet. There was a loud table near by, not HAL's fault. We ate at the Pinnacle on the Noordam and it was super. The dining room was great and the Italian restaurant the best on the ship. I wish I would have found it earlier on. I was surprised that a "smaller ship" always seemed to have plenty of room. No crowds at the buffet, always a free table. The retreat was also never too crowded. All in all a great trip. A+ to HAL. Again. Less
Cabin review: SA018 Neptune Suite with Verandah
This was my 13th cruise and I have never seen better. Granted it was a more expensive cabin then I usually get. Deluxe veranda vs veranda. We were directly across from the "Neptune Lounge" and I considered that a plus. No noise but close to the coffee and snacks. If I was doing it again I would try for the same cabin.Read All Neptune Suite with Verandah (SA) Reviews >>