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Singapore Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Volendam
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Singapore

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97 Singapore Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews


Longwood50 avatar

Longwood50

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't sail with Holland America - Cruise a Disaster

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I have been on over 20 cruises with numerous lines. While some were better than others I never complained about anything. This cruise was an absolute nightmare. This was a 14 day cruise that included Singapore, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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konanoff

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Volendam Review for recent 28 night SE Asia and Indonesia cruise

For an older ship we were impressed. Dining room dinners were great, both the selection of food and quality of wait staff. Lido food as expected was mediocre but about as expected. the burger bar on Lido deck was ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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kuhnau

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship with tasteful decor, well maintained, friendly service

I was attracted to the itinerary which had 9 ports: Singapore, Thailand [2], Cambodia [1], Vietnam [4] and Hong Kong. The voyage was 16 days: January 16 - February 1, 2018. This would normally be the dry season ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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BSinPNS

21 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Indonesia In Depth - Great Crew and Ship

We had a great time on Volendam’s 14 day, February 14 Indonesia sailing from/to Singapore. The crew was great, food was very good and the ship is in excellent condition. It had been several years since we sailed ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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JennDonn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Far East Asia

My mother chose this line as she had travelled with Holland America previously. It is a good way to see countries in Asia: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and then stop in Hong Kong. The ship itself was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DMax2pt8

1 Review Written

28-Day Indonesia & Far East Discovery

Second time with HAL, we were concerned about the length of the voyage at 28 days. But at the end, 28 days journey has gone by fast. We find this is one of the more enjoyable trips we experienced. The itinerary was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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marshhayden

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Asian cruise

We needed a cruise that would fit in with my husband's work commitments and had a suitable itinerary. This cruise fit the bill and as we had sailed on the Volendam before, we were happy to book the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Epicureangirl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Eating our way through Asia on and off the ship -- superb.

Warning, if you're not a foodie the first few paragraphs will bore you! FOOD & DINING VENUES I am a lowly two-star mariner, but know the ropes of HAL cruising and had been going to the specialty restaurants to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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gringorn

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Sedate Journey

We chose this 28 day back to back for the itinerary. Overall, the cruise was good but not outstanding in any aspect really. The ship had just come out of another dry dock. It still looks aged in many areas but is ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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rlwalte

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Always pleased with the HAL experience

Chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary. My wife and I have been to several of the places around the world that HAL travels and this one has certainly been on my bucket list. I gave this particular cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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macntrudi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

SE Asia cruise

Wanted some warmth and sunshine and chose this cruise as a different experience from the Caribbean. Weather was very good until the last few days but didn't prevent us from some very interesting excursions. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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celebrating seniors

6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise to Asia

My husband and I chose this cruise because we have never been to Asia and thought it would be a great addition to cruises we have already taken. We were not disappointed. The ports were well worth seeing and the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Mrs Mon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good ship with exciting destinations

The Volendam is a lovely medium sized ship. The staff are excellent extremely friendly and efficient. Food was very good both in the restaurant and in the Lido. My cabin 3331 was spacious with plenty of wardrobe ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Mariner1118

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Great Staff but the Volendam should have stayed in drydock

As other cruisers have put it, this ship should have stayed in drydock. The information published on the internet about the refurbishment indicated some great changes that would certainly enhance the cruise. Coupled ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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discodave39

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise experience

We chose this cruise because we wanted to sample Asia and picked Holland America as this was the most extensive itinerary. Unfortunately we did not believe we would be sacrificing the quality of our holiday. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Sharon SKS

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Out of dry dock but not passenger ready

We had never sailed on HA and had heard good things about this cruise line, so when a Dec cruise to Asia came up with ports we had never been to but wanted to see, we jumped at the chance to be a part of this ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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k9lawman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great people, ship leaves a lot to be desired.

Holland America is our 1st choice for cruising but the Volendam didn't meet expectations. As usual the service employees were attentive and friendly. The itinerary and the excursions were also excellent. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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alorpat1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Volendam physically needs a lot of repairs

For many passengers this was a cruise from hell. The following are most of the problems I was told by fellow passengers-- lots of problems-flooded rooms, pipes breaking, toilets overflowing or not working, water ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Gone golfing

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise and Wonderful Itinerary

We booked this cruise because of the variety of port of calls in a region of the world we didn't really know. We spent a few days in Singapore before boarding, had a chance to scope out the cruise terminal ahead of ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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mreeves53

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

An honest review of Holland first-time cruisers

We were invited to join some friends on this itinerary. My husband wanted to revisit Vietnam, and I had previous enjoyable trips to Hong Kong and Japan. For us, the shipboard experience is as important and enjoyable ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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sunhat123

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Another Good Cruise on Volendam

This was our second Asian voyage in two years aboard Volendam, and we enjoyed this very interesting 28-day itinerary to many of Asia's most important destinations. Our ocean view cabin on Main Deck was comfortable ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Canuck94

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable Despite Declining HAL Value

Selected primarily because of the itinerary. Our cabin was quite satisfactory. The ship's own floor show entertainment group was excellent, but most of their shows were repeated during the 28 days cruise. All ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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vazquezmar2004

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, amazing staff and great itinerary!!

My husband and I decided to spend our birthdays cruising South East Asia on board the Volendam. We decided to take this cruise late in the year and there were not that many room options available for us. We ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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SidneySharon

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Interesting Itinerary, average shipboard experience

We have not cruised with HA since 2011. In the interim we have cruised with Oceania, and HA suffers in comparison. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - we wanted to visit several ports in Indonesia. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Pilky

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Poor Entertainment

We have we have been on many cruises in the last ten years with different companies but this company they Was no entertainment on the ship what so ever for age group under 65 . Many guest complaining about all ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Volendam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.9
Dining4.04
Entertainment3.53.4
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.7
Family3.53.7
Enrichment5.03.5
Service5.04.2
Value For Money4.03.7
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