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Vancouver Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews
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Volendam a Mixed Bag
"This was our first cruise on Holland America after 15 cruises on Celebrity, Disney, RCCL, NCL, Carnival, Windstar, and SilverSea. We picked the cruise probably for all the wrong reasons: we had a specific 7 day..."Read More
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Nice family cruise

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Cruising Canuck

10+ Cruises

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 thought the 5 younger members of our party might enjoy the less formal atmosphere on Princess versus Holland America. We are well aware of the differences as we have sailed both many ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Mediocre cruise, but still love Holland America

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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anchor-tanker

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 weather, and smooth seas.. It has been 9 years since I took my last cruise (a 7 day HAL Mexican on the Veendam), and I've noticed a few changes.. The boarding and departing has improved-- ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Holland America Yukon/Denali cruise tour Y3C

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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fd222ny

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 upscale Pinnacle restaurant for dinner one night. Service was fine. However, both my brother in law and I ordered the halibut. Fish came served barely warm. Vegetables and potatoes ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Brisbane

12 Helpful Votes


The ship is old

Review for Volendam to Transpacific

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dietingcruise

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 all the theme were Japanese. Seemed like the cruise director made it a Japanese theme cruise. What happened to those high demand line dancing. Totally ignored. It was a good way ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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ray1946

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 major renovation inside the cabins and out on the decks. Scary rattling noises emanate from the plumbing pipes above Deck 3 outside Cabin 3394. This rattling noise, and noise from the ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Cruise time fair, Alaska Land Package excellent!!

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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scpd1856

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Choose this cruise because it was highly discounted due to my wife's play in the casino. We were looking for sometihng special as my 70th birthday and our 50th wedding anniversary occured during the time we were on this vacation. We have sailed twice before on Holland America and found them to be not to our liking due to fair food quality and boring activities while onboard. We really wanted to ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

8 Helpful Votes


Don't use this cruise line if you have dietary issues

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Disappointedwith HAL

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I wanted to do an Alaskan cruise and the dates I was available suited this cruise. Overall it would have been an enjoyable experience but their inability to cater to my diet, spoiled the cruise. I am celiac and need a gluten free diet. I had a terrible time trying to access GF food and would strongly recommend no-one uses this cruise line if they have dietary issues. Apart from the main ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Perhaps cruising is not for me?

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Churtsunseeker

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of our wish to see the inside passage and Alaska. It had reasonably good reviews but we had seen that previous passengers had commented about the constant "sales pitch". Embarkation went well but we were given information about Norovirus and guidance about how to avoid it. The previous cruise had resulted in an undisclosed number of passengers being affected and the ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

12 Helpful Votes


Volendam a Mixed Bag

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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argyllsock

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first cruise on Holland America after 15 cruises on Celebrity, Disney, RCCL, NCL, Carnival, Windstar, and SilverSea. We picked the cruise probably for all the wrong reasons: we had a specific 7 day window that we could cruise on and the only itinerary available was HAL's Volendam to Alaska. The Ship The Volendam is almost 20 years old now but is extremely well maintained. ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

77 Helpful Votes


Overrated

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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CruiseCritic1940

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Admittedly, we are used to sailing without children, and on a more upscale line, but we were sadly disappointed by Holland America. We chose a suite so our grandchildren (then 11 and 9) could share quarters with us, and the suite was fine--it was close to the concierge, offered snacks virtually all day long, and kept the kids entertained. What we did NOT care for was: (1) the requirement to ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

9 Helpful Votes


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