While not a reflection of the ship's age our cabin was located below the galley and between the hours of about 5am and 10pm it sounded like we were below a bowling alley. If we were to take this ship again I'd avoid deck 6 (except far aft) at all costs.
Our cabin also had an annoying sound that is best described as sounding like rain dripping on an umbrella. An annoyance more than anything.
And lastly the water level in our bathroom toilet had a habit of rising at night. Had the cruise been at all rough there surely would have been spillage by morning. We've never seen a toilet that didn't maintain its water level but likely due to the "evac" nature rather than gravity this one just filled. We're guessing it leaked water internally and just filled but it was a "surprise" each morning. Enough said!
We did notify guest services of all of these issues and they gave an appearance of responding. In fact it did not appear as though much was done to rectify them other than to send us a very small dish of chocolates with an apology note. Not much consolation!
So be careful with your cabin selection and avoid most of deck 6 and don't have high expectations of the Lido buffet as its less impressive than other lines. If you live within driving distance of Boston the value is probably worth it for the Veendam. We'd have been less pleased had we flown to Boston for this cruise. Read entire member review >>
Small, noisy. I believe the kitchen was above us since I could hear clanging of what I thought was the covers for dishes going to room service. The bed was very comfortable Read entire member review >>
Cabin fine but color scheme is dark/dreary. Lighting poor in room, OK in bath. Bath has a tub - very good. Ship now 18 yrs old and reflects the age when built and wear/tear of 18 yrs hard use. Read entire member review >>
I'd pick 321 again anytime! Cabin attendant was great. Room was handy to deck, stairs and elevator. No noise unless the deck attendants were folding up the deck lounge chairs and putting them against the wall by my window. Walking down just 2 flights from the 8th deck (where lots of the action is located) is very handy. Read entire member review >>
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