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Vancouver Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Volendam
Destination
Vancouver

Traveler rating

Excellent

91

Very Good

52

Average

34

Poor

20

Terrible

9

Cruise type

207 Vancouver Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews


LovesTravel31 avatar

LovesTravel31

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cabin location marred whole experience

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Our 7 night dream Alaskan cruise was greatly marred due to the horrid cabin location. Cabin 392 and neighbouring cabins should not be used for paying guests (especially NOT as an UPGRADE) unless passengers made ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Don and Char

11 Reviews Written

101 Helpful Votes

A very nice short voyage!

Our voyage on the MS Volendam was short, but sweet! This ship is still in very good shape. It is scheduled for another retrofit next month. We flew to Vancouver to join the ship on it's transition from Alaska to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lovecabo2002

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

We had never been to Alaska and as we're getting up in years we felt that if we were going to do it, we would do it all in one go. So when we saw a Holland America three-day cruise, followed by a nine-day land ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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alaska sailors

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Really good for adults!

We chose HAL again after examining the Alaska ports visited, length of cruise, & the passenger capacity of the Volendam. It can accommodate (per the HAL website) 1432 guests and only has about 9 floors. We booked ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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MRamsay

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Service and Food Fell Way Below Expectations

In reading many of the reviews and write-ups on this ship I started to think I was on the wrong ship. I did not experience any of the great service and food everyone else was raving about. By day 2 I had already ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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newbie68

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Expectations exceeded ! 7 day Vancouver return

We made the decision to do an Alaskan cruise on the Volendam with HAL earlier in the spring when some friends suggested we join them as they knew we were cruise fanatics (10 previous cruises in the past 5 years). We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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rayjitsu

9 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Oldie but goodie

We have been cruising to Alaska many times because as resident in Vancouver, it is an easy trip for us. One hour leaving from our house, we will be sitting at the ship's top deck eating lunch. Volendam, compare ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cruising Canuck

1 Review Written

Nice family cruise

My wife and I took our 2 daughters, 2 grandsons and nephew (all young adults) on a family cruise as all of us were celebrating a "milestone" birthday this year. We had originally booked on Princess because we ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Gigi and Carlos

1 Review Written

Interesting and pleasant first experience

My wife and I are seasoned travelers but we have never experienced a cruise. She choose a crossing of the Panama Canal for our 4oth wedding anniversary. A bit daring as it was 21 days and I am known to get sea sick ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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anchor-tanker

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediocre cruise, but still love Holland America

One of the things I love about HAL, is the Neptune lounge, so I usually opt for the suite.. It's expensive-- about a thousand Cnd a day-- but worth it.. So this cruise, you couldn't have asked for nicer ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ppotte

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise makes us converts

We chose this because my Aunt always cruises with Holland. We are really enjoying it. Have a Vista Suite and it’s very comfortable. It was hard to tell from pictures how large it was but it’s plenty large. Tub ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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CruiseDad12345

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great destination, excellent service, OK ship

We had a great cruise on the Volendam. So first things first, the Alaskan destination was great, This is clearly why we were on the cruise - to see Alaska. What a fantastic place it was. It was one majestic ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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KristyArmstrong

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing

This trip was my first cruise. There was so much to do. Did not book any tours through the ship but did with smaller companies that were set up as we disembarked at each port. Cruising Glacier bay was fantastic and ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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TravelWhisperer23

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Boredom on water! *Sigh*

First up, the good. Our room was nice...actually bigger than we thought. The daily service for the room was excellent too. We found the floor staff very courteous and attentive. As for the bad, well, my ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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timbit22

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Drab ship and dated

Drab ship and dated. We were only three nights on the ship as it was the gateway to an amazing tour of the Yukon and Alaska. Three days was more than enough. There was only one electrical outlet in our suite and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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eirejim

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Smooth, No Hassle Cruise with Great Passenger to Crew Ratio!

First, a bit of a disclaimer; my wife and I are retired airline employees and have travelled extensively but our last cruise was about 20 years ago. That being said, after our latest cruise with Holland America, we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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fd222ny

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holland America Yukon/Denali cruise tour Y3C

Left Vancouver 7/6 on cruise portion first. Spent a few nights in Vancouver before cruise. Our cruise was 3 nites followed by 7 day land tour. Ship was clean, stateroom attendant great. Food was so-so. Went to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Texansonboard

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful time, first cruise

I choose this ship for our 3 generation trip due to size and itinery, like everyone advised. We all had a great time and no complaints. We arrived the night before, made our way down to the port the next morning ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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sarahgoodrick

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

We Paid Handsomely To Be Experimented On

This cruise was supposed to be highly rated but it turned into a nightmare. Some of the extremely wrong encounters are as follow. If I have to list all that were wrong and unsatisfactory I will end up writing a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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JohnandEl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime - Loved the Volendam and the Itinerary

I wanted to wait a few months to go by to write this review of our trip on the Volendam which left Vancouver on Sept 29, and ended in Shanghai a month later. This was our fifth cruise on Holland America and longest ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dorus

2 Reviews Written

Round the world in 30 days.

I have had my eye on this cruise for some time. Actually we booked the Yokohama to Vancouver this spring, but had to cancel. So now we did the Vancouver-Yokohama-Shanghai cruise. It was a pleasant experience. The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dietingcruise

1 Review Written

The ship is old

Thought it was an exciting way to avoid flying to Japan and do some hiking in Alaska. One cruise port (Dutch Harbour) was cancelled for good reason I guess and we were credited but made it boring especially when ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ray1946

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disturbing noise all day and night in cabin from dining room above

The vessel is not a premium luxury one by any stretch of the imagination. After my wife and I have cruised on the Star and Royal Caribbean cruise ships, the ms Volendam appears to be a boat. The vessel is in need of ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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TricianJulian

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Vancouver to Alaska on the Volendam

We have never been on a traditional cruise before, and we were so impressed by the excellent service from every member of staff on board this ship, from the Captain to the waiters and the room service. All the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Wolfie_Bill

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, spectacular Alaskan scenery

As background, we have cruised approximately 9 times before. We choose our cruise primarily according to the itinerary and we have spread our allegiance to a number of different cruise companies. Our first cruise ...
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Sail Date September 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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