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Sydney (Australia) to Australia & New Zealand Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 15 Sydney (Australia) to Australia & New Zealand Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews


Holland America disappoints

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wkpjr01
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

Our cruise on the Volendam -- 22 November - 8 December 2014 -- from Sydney to Singapore was a serious disappointment on many levels. First, there were many annoyances, such as the cruise director choosing to make some routine public address announcements during scheduled church services on Sunday morning. The itinerary skipped major ports, except for Darwin, and chose to stop at isolated ports ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Kiwi's On Volendam

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IRL 123
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We were a bit nervous about 32 days on a ship but we could not have been wrong. The Volendam crew made us feel welcome from first boarding in Sydney. We liked the idea of a smaller ship and the bonus we found out on the way was we got to sail through the Barrier Reef out of Cairns and also the smaller ports could take Volendam where alot of the larger ships cant get into these lovely smaller towns ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Another great cruise

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JMAUST
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have just returned from a 34 night Circumnavigation Cruise of Australia. We had a wonderful time after being a little unsure how we would survive a 34 night cruise. Embarkation in Sydney went without a hitch and we were aboard within 25 minutes. This was at White Bay which is out of town and lack and form of public transport. The public areas were well maintained and there was always a quite ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Disappointed not up to expectations

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travelfriends 13
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Embarkation and disembarkion were very efficient, cases were delivered quickly. Cabin: main deck 2666 outside in good position towards aft quiet. When opening cabin door were surprised how dull the decor appeared, quite tired looking, the only colour's were in the 4 cushions, but was clean and tidy. The beds were very comfortable in twins giving a feeling of space. There is no fridge in cabin, ...
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Sail Date: November 2013


Once in a lifetime adventure!

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gail h
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We arrived in Sydney on Oct 17 to acclimate ourselves to the time change. We stayed at the Bayswater Sydney in the Kings Cross area. What a find. Good rates and near the metro. Get a weekly pass from the Metro that is down the road from the hotel. It includes all trains, ferries, and buses in the city. $45 each and the best way to get around. Our cruise left from the Overseas passenger terminal ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Trip of a Lifetime

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edi
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

I did a lot of research on Cruise Critic before our trip and found so many of the reviews helpful in planning our trip. I thought I'd return the favor for those yet to take this wonderful cruise. Although I booked the cruise as one 28 day itinerary, it was, in fact, two 14 day cruises, back to back. We were able tot stay in the same cabin during the entire trip. The first 14 days went to ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


wonderful ports of call

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runningbarb
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We stayed at the Suissotel in Sydney (arranged by Holland America, whose representatives met us at the airport, took us to the hotel, and transferred our luggage onto the Volendam the next day). Beautiful location, making the city easy to walk around and enjoy. Check-in on Volendam was seamless. Melbourne was good for walking, Burnie for the animal preserve visit. Luckily, the Tasman Sea ...
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Sail Date: January 2012

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


New Zealand Discovery

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Willsot
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

New Zealand Discovery 17-31 January 2012 The long flight MSP-LAX 4 hrs., 3 hr. layover, LAX-SYD 15 hrs. The new Delta "economy comfort" seating was worth the extra cost. Dinner was actually v. good and movie selections were excellent. Ambien helped provide 5-6 hrs. sleep. Not a bad flight at all. LAX to SYD was actually more comfortable than MSP to LAX. Sydney Pre-Cruise ...
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Sail Date: January 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


A pleasant surprise

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gypsy1
First Time Cruiser

This was our tenth cruise with five cruiselines over a period of 14 years. We always choose verandah or mini-suite accommodation and have been happy with every experience so far. We had read differing views of Volendam but were prepared to take the chance on a 16-day round-trip cruise, Sydney to New Zealand, for Christmas and New Year. What a surprise! This is the most gorgeous ship that measures ...
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Sail Date: December 2011


Goldi Wong

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Goldi Wong
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 6th cruise but it was our very first cruise with Holland America Line. Embarkation was satisfactory. Our luggage was delivered quickly to our cabin. The ship itself was smaller than the ships we had cruised on before, but it had everything that any other big cruise ships have. There were beautiful fresh arranged flowers almost everywhere around the ship, the arrangements of the ...
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Sail Date: December 2011

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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