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Shanghai Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews
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China visa nightmare, advice, visa not always required
"Commencing your cruise in China, you do not need an expensive visa if certain conditions apply. My wife and I have recently returned (12-11-17) from a two week cruise in the Far East. We joined the ship..."Read More
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China visa nightmare, advice, visa not always required

Review for Volendam to Asia

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jacksoc6

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Commencing your cruise in China, you do not need an expensive visa if certain conditions apply. My wife and I have recently returned (12-11-17) from a two week cruise in the Far East. We joined the ship (Holland Americas cruise ship VOLENDAM) in Shanghai China. Prior to the cruise I was informed by my external cruise agent’s documentation that a visa was required for entry into ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Berlin

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Volendam getting the refurbishment she needs

Review for Volendam to Asia

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bberbs

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise as HAL always has excellent itineraries and we were meeting up with old cruise friends. Our Volendam is going into dry-dock in two weeks but I fear that will not be enough time to update our favorite ship. Despite a revised itinerary and missing a port of call (partially weather and partially politics) passengers were pleased with our little gem of a ship. We had a disastrous ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Berlin

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Didn't get me to the airport on time.

Review for Volendam to Asia

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WFL

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I have gone on several Holland America cruises in the past, but my 28-day cruise from Shanghai to Singapore is the last one I will ever take with Holland America. I agree with all the negative comments of the previous posters and have a few more. The people who were satisfied must have never cruised before. A big disappointment was that in most ports we didn’t dock where the other cruise ships ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Berlin

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

3 Helpful Votes


Fabulous 28-day Asian cruise where we made so many new friends!

Review for Volendam to Asia

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Raquelito

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Frankly, I chose this particular cruise because I got a good deal! I had cruised before and loved it (though my husband did not!) and from the moment of that first cruise, I knew I wanted to take my grown daughter on a cruise with me. She's like me -- very outgoing, loves games, loves starting conversations with people at the next table, etc. So I decided to ask her if she'd be willing to go on ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Berlin

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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