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Singapore Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews
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Last Holland America Cruise by These 4 Star Mariners
"We are experienced cruisers with many cruises on many lines, but mainly Holland America. Embarkation and disembarkation went well. Shore excursions were as usual, and as usual it was cheaper and better to..."Read More
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Great Itinerary, Great Staff but the Volendam should have stayed in drydock

Review for Volendam to Asia

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Mariner1118

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

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 with our previous HAL experiences, we had high expectations. Unfortunately the information was inaccurate and, to be frank, this ship is a piece of junk. More info about the ship- ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Out of dry dock but not passenger ready

Review for Volendam to Asia

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Sharon SKS

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 experience. First off, the crew and staff for the most part were great - very friendly, helpful and accommodating. In addition to the destinations, they were the best part of the ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person

4 Helpful Votes


Old ship falling apart.

Review for Volendam to Asia

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LBFLEX

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I generally choose HAL for the itineraries. The ship is in really poor condition. Bathroom, broken shower tiles with mold, staining, and rust. Three water main breaks on second deck over 4 weeks. Loud construction noises on room nearby for four days, which then went on to being flooded. I did not choose my room you upgaded me to this. Various areas of the ship where A/C didn't work or was ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

42 Helpful Votes


Last Holland America Cruise by These 4 Star Mariners

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Kipling

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We are experienced cruisers with many cruises on many lines, but mainly Holland America. Embarkation and disembarkation went well. Shore excursions were as usual, and as usual it was cheaper and better to organise your own if feasible. As mentioned by another reviewer, many Asian ports require a shuttle to get to anywhere of interest.Holland America charges excessively for shuttles, if it ...
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Sail Date: February 2016

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

16 Helpful Votes


HAL Volendam 14N Asia

Review for Volendam to Asia

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doreenlim

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Ship shoe excursion is ex and not worth it. Don't believe their advertising -experts, best shore excursion Thilawa -We didn't go onshore as we intend to make a 2 weeks trip there another time. My husband has visited Myanmar before. From what we heard and know 1. Free shuttle will drive you a short journey outside port where there are taxis. 2 couples shared a taxi for USD$40 to Yangon city ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Departure Port: Mykonos

5 Helpful Votes


Disappointing HAL Experience

Review for Volendam to Asia

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ecj1948

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Recently completed HAL Indonesia cruise, round trip Singapore. Was not impressed. Embarkation was a little slow, but not a big negative. Cabin was adequate in size, had plenty of closet/storage space, especially as I was travelling solo. Cabin attendant was excellent – always had my room ready early in the day and evening. The ship appeared old and drab, with a blah color scheme (beige, brown, ...
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Sail Date: January 2014

Departure Port: Mykonos


Never again

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cruiser100

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

Report from the Volendam - Jan 6th. 2014 - Singapore to Singapore, Indonesian Islands. As seasoned cruise travellers including previous excellent cruises on Holland American, I have to report that this was like a shake down cruise which was surprising as the ship was 15 years old & Holland America has been going for ever, yet so many things were disorganised. The good points: We were pleased ...
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Sail Date: January 2014

Departure Port: Mykonos


HAL Disappointment

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ecj1948

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Recently completed HAL Indonesia cruise, round trip Singapore. Was not impressed. Embarkation was a little slow, but not a big negative. Cabin was adequate in size, had plenty of closet/storage space, especially as I was travelling solo. Cabin attendant was excellent – always had my room ready early in the day and evening. The ship appeared old and drab, with a blah color scheme (beige, brown, ...
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Sail Date: January 2014

Departure Port: Mykonos


The Volendam - Absolutely no personality

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EveeH

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We cruised on the Volendam from 9 to 21 December 2013 - from Singapore to Hong Kong. This was our seventh cruise on five different cruise lines. We liked the fact that we never had to wait for the lifts and we liked the option of being able to have a bath. Our cabin was fine, lots of storage space, but the smoke alarm kept going off for fifteen to twenty minutes every time we entered the cabin. ...
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Sail Date: December 2013

Departure Port: Mykonos

12 Helpful Votes


LIES from Holland America

Review for Volendam to Asia

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QBCruiser

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Stateroom requested Suite G2706 ... Paid $3850 per person march 2012 The same stateroom selling for $2200 per person in December 2012 two months before sailing. Called Holland America office and talked with supervisor who informed me that he could not refund the difference but would upgrade to window stateroom. No refund but an update from HAL offered........BIG MISTAKE..DO NOT ACCEPT ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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