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Sydney (Australia) Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Volendam
Destination
Sydney (Australia)

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20 Sydney (Australia) Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews


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Zinio

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

A Good Deal, with Some Deserved Criticisms

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Some people have inflated expectations, and (as a result) complain too much. We embarked in Sydney and stayed on the Volendam in Singapore for a second cruise in SE Asia. We liked the Volendam much. It is smaller ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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wkpjr01

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holland America disappoints

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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IRL 123

1 Review Written

Kiwi's On Volendam

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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JMAUST

1 Review Written

Another great cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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LOBOGORDO

1 Review Written

Almost perfect!

We loved it! It was the longest cruise we've taken, and were afraid it might be too long. Bit it wasn't. It was just right! Interesting how the passenger profile changed from the Sydney - Singapore segment to the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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travelfriends 13

1 Review Written

Disappointed not up to expectations

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, ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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gail h

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Once in a lifetime adventure!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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Lara Cruising

1 Review Written

A taste of something special

We chose Holland America because it is known to have a slightly older clientele as we are not into the 'party scene' and the proposed itinerary looked interesting. I must point out that we were not able to ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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Blondine

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superb holiday

Our trip started in Sydney and Embarkation was very smooth. Settled in our Cabin quickly and found it to be clean and well set out plenty of room for everything. We had a lovely view of the famous Opera House ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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edi

1 Review Written

Trip of a Lifetime

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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1travelfan

2 Reviews Written

Pacific Treasures on the Volendam

We sailed with 3 adult friends (a couple and a single) and all had outside cabins with windows on the lowest deck. Found the cabins to be extremely comfortable. Lots of storage space, nice bathrooms with tubs, and ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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mumanddaughter11

1 Review Written

Good ... but

Disability Matters: We booked the cruise well in advance. Mum requires a walking frame to get around and a wheel chair for steep inclines and long distances. Because mum couldn't climb into a bath to shower, we ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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runningbarb

1 Review Written

wonderful ports of call

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, ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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rsquare

2 Reviews Written

Australia-New Zealand in a Wheelchair

This a review of the Volendam's 5 December 11 voyage around New Zealand, a Sydney to Sydney round trip. But there is a back story to this review. In July my wife Gail, who posts on these boards as Abby Ruth, was ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Willsot

4 Reviews Written

New Zealand Discovery

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Goldi Wong

1 Review Written

Goldi Wong

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Julie the Cruise Director

1 Review Written

You too can go to AUS/NZ even if you are a penny pincher

We planned our holiday New Zealand Cruise, our first on Holland America Line, about 6 months ago, and used other Cruise Critics reviews and message board to plan many aspects of our trip. We booked our trip ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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gypsy1

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A pleasant surprise

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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ozy3oy3

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Across the Tasman to New Zealand

I usually read the worst reviews and don't bother with the good ones, that way I know the worst and can be pleasantly surprised. So to keep this short I will not say all the good things of which there are many but ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Marconeon

5 Reviews Written

Repositioning on the Volendam

We booked the 17-Day Australia and Indonesia cruise on the Volendam about 2 months out in January and was offered an upsell from a DA outside stateroom to a B verandah stateroom at an attractive price and having a ...
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Sail Date March 2011


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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