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San Diego Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

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"We do an annual late winter cruise every year. We've traveled mainly on HAL, and have been pleased with the smaller ships and good service. This year we did the full transit of the Panama Canal, leaving from San..."Read More
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Forester Gump

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Age 70s

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Nice cruise

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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armstrong1953

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

The price was right and we were traveling with friends who had never been through the Panama Canal. We usually always travel with Holland America and always pleased with travel Volendam was small and getting from bow to stern difficult since galley is inconveniently located thus creating a safety hazard. The entertainment was mediocre except for the ventriloquist. A comedian was so crude ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


HAL Does it Again

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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tigar88

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Embarkation was organized by group number you're assigned as you check in. We spent a few minutes chatting with fellow passengers and soon enough we were called aboard. There probably is not a wait if you arrive after 11 or so. We were early for this cruise, unlike others where we sailed through embarkation. We chose the expedited group for disembarkation, meaning we carried our own luggage ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Great cruise

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Forester Gump

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We do an annual late winter cruise every year. We've traveled mainly on HAL, and have been pleased with the smaller ships and good service. This year we did the full transit of the Panama Canal, leaving from San Diego. We splurged this year on a Neptune suite. We have had one in the past, and really enjoy the bigger room, but especially the larger balcony. They are twice the size of the ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Lima Round Trip

Review for Volendam to South America

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orecruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Did this cruise before twice, and really liked the ports. So much more to see in each area. The excursions were really great, on board a different story. The EXC events were lacking in quality speakers, related to the itinerary. There was one naturalist that was great but only gave 3 lectures. The Mexican Ambassadors gave a great performance on deck. On the down side, the usual lectures on ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Volendam Incas cruise 2019

Review for Volendam to South America

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ellenvenhoff

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This cruise was chosen because the ports were places we had not visited yet. While 15 nights on board were about 7 too many, we were able to visit 6 new cities during that time. Our days at sea were restful & quiet overall, because most of the passengers were well past 80 years of age. The noise level was low & service by staff attentive & friendly. Holland does a good job overall. Internet ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Almost 30 days of cold dining

Review for Volendam to South America

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Marycook

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The ports were new to us and the timing worked so we chose the 30-day Incan Empire Voyage. Embarkation was OK, we heard later this year the ship will be under review as to updates. Cabin fine, but the tiny TV and limited channels was annoying when in quarantine. Staff were friendly and helpful. Entertainment seems to have improved, enjoyed most of the comedians, but music still too loud. Good ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Dreary ship with air conditioning issues

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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vincentjean

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because my husband wanted to sail through the Panama Canal and we had experienced an amazing transPacific cruise on the Holland America Noordam in 2018. This was a type of journeyman cruise compared to that on a smaller, older ship with fewer passengers, amenities and activities. The shop’s air conditioning was faulty with many of the public areas kept at painfully cold ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Smooth sailing

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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FredT

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our second sailing on the Volendam (Sixth on Holland America, twenty sixth overall) It was a simple 15 day Panama Canal crossing from San Diego to Ft Lauderdale. What was remarkable to me about this cruise was that there was so LITTLE to remark on. Everything worked, everything ran smoothly, the food was great, the ports were as advertised. On the subject of ports, we called on ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


The ship that never left Alaska

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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deanshar

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First time for Panama Canal. Holland America received great reviews. The ship it self was like an ice box! When inquired we were told nothing could be done. Our cabin was never warm as was the rest of the ship. My wife received a bad rash and when we went to desk for assist they called doctor and I was informed there would be a charge to open the office and charge for any ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Excellent Volendam Experience

Review for Volendam to Panama Canal & Central America

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KCMermaid

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We simply chose the Holland America volendam because the dates fit in with several of the party we were cruising with. We do enjoy Holland America and our only bad experience out of 7 sailings with them has been on the veendam in the spring 2018 so we were a bit anxious about this booking on the volendam. We were absolutely delighted with our experience on the volume down. She is well ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


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