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Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Vancouver
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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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argyllsock

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Cabin location marred whole experience

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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LovesTravel31

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 aware that the kitchen is located directly above. If you are wanting a decent nights sleep at all during your cruise ensure you check your cabin location. A late night here and there ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


A very nice short voyage!

Review for Volendam to Pacific Coastal

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Don and Char

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 the Caribbean. Many people on this voyage were settling in for the extended Panama Canal cruise. We had limited time as we had another trip planed, so we decided to take the 6 night ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

103 Helpful Votes


Not what we expected

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Lovecabo2002

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 tour, followed by another seven-day cruise advertised, we jumped on it. Having never cruised with Holland America before we weren't sure what to expect. Our entire cruise history was with ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

12 Helpful Votes


Really good for adults!

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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alaska sailors

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 directly with HAL & received no perks, just their lowest price for a Large Ocean View stateroom for 2 adults, roundtrip airfare, transfer from/to airports, & travel insurance. We also ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

12 Helpful Votes


Service and Food Fell Way Below Expectations

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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MRamsay

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 written an email to Holland America expressing my concerns about the poor service and food quality on the ship. It felt like I was on a training voyage for most of the staff. Let's ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


Expectations exceeded ! 7 day Vancouver return

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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newbie68

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 had never cruised with HAL before and 8 of our previous cruises were with NCL. I had the impression that HAL cruises were for an older, quieter demographic and they seemed to offer ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

18 Helpful Votes


Oldie but goodie

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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rayjitsu

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 to other ships I have been on, is a much simple in decor(but has interesting art works in their corridors), aged, and small, but a good ship. The advantages is less walking from one end ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

51 Helpful Votes


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


Interesting and pleasant first experience

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Gigi and Carlos

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 and/or bored rather easily..... -Booking was easy with Vacations to Go and Max Richardson (the agent) was friendly, professional and helpful. Our stateroom on board was # 1922 ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane


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


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