This was our 3rd . HAL cruise .It exceeded our expectations .

We arrived at the port in Manhattan at 9:15 AM . We were welcomed with smiles galore .Everything went smoothly . By 10:20 we were on the ship and in our beautiful Lanai cabin .We were welcomed by our Room Steward who over the course of the cruise went out of his way to insure that everything was to our satisfaction .

At 12 noon we went to the MDR for the Mariners lunch .The food was excellent as it was for every meal . We did not go to the Lido or to any specialty restaurants for meals . The waiter service was excellent as were the choices of food .

Afterward we did a tour of the ship .Every crew member we encountered welcomed us with a smile and were very helpful .

The entertainment was excellent .We attended the shows every evening plus one movie .

There were so many activities on the ship from Bingo to trivia contests to the library to ping pong and on and on .We were never bored .

The ship was very clean . I've read many reviews which were negative but I could not find anything that was not great .

We will definitely cruise on HAL again and look forward to another Lanai cabin .

Fantastic cruise

Veendam Cruise Review by lenquixote66

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2011
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom
This was our 3rd . HAL cruise .It exceeded our expectations .


We arrived at the port in Manhattan at 9:15 AM . We were welcomed with smiles galore .Everything went smoothly . By 10:20 we were on the ship and in our beautiful Lanai cabin .We were welcomed by our Room Steward who over the course of the cruise went out of his way to insure that everything was to our satisfaction .


At 12 noon we went to the MDR for the Mariners lunch .The food was excellent as it was for every meal . We did not go to the Lido or to any specialty restaurants for meals . The waiter service was excellent as were the choices of food .


Afterward we did a tour of the ship .Every crew member we encountered welcomed us with a smile and were very helpful .




The entertainment was excellent .We attended the shows every evening plus one movie .




There were so many activities on the ship from Bingo to trivia contests to the library to ping pong and on and on .We were never bored .




The ship was very clean . I've read many reviews which were negative but I could not find anything that was not great .




We will definitely cruise on HAL again and look forward to another Lanai cabin .

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Cabin Review

Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin CA 367
The Lanai room was wonderful but a bit small ,much smaller than any type cabin we've had previously . Having said that ,with 100% certainty we will book a Lanai on our next cruise .
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