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Singapore Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews
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Disappointing Volendam Asia Cruise 2016
"We are 4 star Mariners so have been on many Holland America cruises on many of their ships. We just completed a 45 day back to back thru Asia. . Unfortunately we have to rate the Volendam as only a 3 to 4 star ...."Read More
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Beautiful ship with tasteful decor, well maintained, friendly service

Review for Volendam to Asia

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kuhnau

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 for southeast Asia but at least half the days were overcast but fortunately with minimal rain. Our veranda stateroom was roomy with recently updated bathroom with high quality ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Sedate Journey

Review for Volendam to Asia

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gringorn

10+ Cruises

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 very clean. The public areas were kept clean and polished. The crow's nest is a nice place to relax, especially during the daily happy hour. The daily team trivia was in the ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Great people, ship leaves a lot to be desired.

Review for Volendam to Asia

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k9lawman

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 problems on this cruise were all ship related. The ship had been in dry dock supposedly being refurbished. They didn't stay in dry dock long enough as there were numerous problems. Numerous ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

2 Helpful Votes


The Volendam physically needs a lot of repairs

Review for Volendam to Asia

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alorpat1

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

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 leaking from ceiling in dining room, lower promenade deck even number cabin side with bad smells, air conditioning not working. I was fortunate that my cabin did not experience any of ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


An honest review of Holland first-time cruisers

Review for Volendam to Asia

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mreeves53

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 as the destinations/excursions. Our previous experiences include a recent Mediterranean cruise on the new Viking Ocean Sea, as well as shorter cruises with Royal Caribbean, NCL, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Very Enjoyable Despite Declining HAL Value

Review for Volendam to Asia

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Canuck94

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 the other lounge entertainment was one-person acts and were generally mediocre or not appealing to a wide audience. The piano player, "Barry from Boston", was terrible but tolerated by ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Interesting Itinerary, average shipboard experience

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SidneySharon

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. Apparently we were not the only ones who felt this way - the cruise was fully booked. When we booked the stateroom level were interested in was booked up. We made our booking for a BB ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

9 Helpful Votes


Very Poor Entertainment

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Pilky

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 sorts of things, mainly the lack of entertainment through Sea days and evening entertainment .Drinks very very expensive , excursions also very expensive , we had to complain about drinks ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Good but reconsider if under 65 and an independent traveller

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HappyHombre

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This is difficult to rate because somethings were great, other were ordinary. We made the best of it and hard a great cruise but HAL could do some simple things to make it so much better. We are both early 50ś but felt like we were the young ones on the cruise. The good; - The staff are excellent and very friendly - The food exceeded my expectations - The itinerary (ports) was ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


30 Day and Solar Eclipse Collector

Review for Volendam to Asia

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Deck Cargo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Although we have been on many cruises with other cruise lines, this was only our second on a Holland America ship. So mostly we are comparing the Volendam to the Zaandam. We always pick cruises by itinerary rather than any particular cruise line. We selected this cruise because it called in at 7 ports in Indonesia rather than wanting to see the Solar Eclipse. However many of the passengers on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

107 Helpful Votes


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