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Holland America Line hits the skids; very downhill journey
"We have cruised with HAL for 10 years and are 4 star mariners, did 2 cruises on Veendam starting March 3 to April 6th 2019. Embarkation long, tedious and very hot no assistance from HAL some very sick elderly..."Read More
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Vilies Daughter

10+ Cruises

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Outstanding

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joedniceguy

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

I don't know what all the fuss is about, but I actually loved the Veendam. This was my 7th HAL cruise and the 1st on the Veendam. If you want a quiet relaxing cruise this is the one for you. I went with a group of elderly gentlemen and had a fantastic time. Yes, there are not a lot of activities and the ship is older and smaller, but kept in immaculate condition. I had no problems on this ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Old ship but awesome.

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myfavoritecruise

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Love Holland America and wanted to experience an 11 day cruise with lots of stops. Embarkation went very well. Disembarkation could have been less crowded. Only three custom officers on duty. Love the Lanai Ocean view room. Walked everyday around the ship and it was enjoyable. Sat in our reserved chairs, for relaxation time, that are provided for us just outside our sliding glass ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Holland America Line hits the skids; very downhill journey

Review for Veendam to Cuba

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Vilies Daughter

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have cruised with HAL for 10 years and are 4 star mariners, did 2 cruises on Veendam starting March 3 to April 6th 2019. Embarkation long, tedious and very hot no assistance from HAL some very sick elderly people made to stand in heat for hours. Cabins poorly serviced, beds lumpy and hard. Advised of food allergy well in advance of cruise very poor choices, all meals and menu in Dining poor, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Disappointing first cruise with Holland America

Review for Veendam to Cuba

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Funcruisin15

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We selected this Authentic Cuba cruise in order to visit Cuba and have an “authentic” experience. If you wish to have that I suggest you visit Havana, not Cienfuegos. The men in our group were hoping to see the 50’s cars that have been maintained, none in Cienfuegos! The Botanical Garden tour was also disappointing, the motor coach was in very good condition and the guide was excellent. ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Spa Verandah Stateroom


A mildly unusual three and half star cruise on a tired ship

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When and How

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Excellent embarkation, and oddly, they seem to have dispensed with the silly health declaration. The nature of the muster drill has changed. One must not leave the cabin at the first alarm, but wait for the third or be told off by Miss Trunchbull, who now works for HAL. Shades of Costa Concordia telling the English speakers to jolly well stay in their cabins as the ship went down is what this ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Avoiding Disgusting Ships

Review for Veendam to Cuba

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alanjfrank

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Attracted to cruise because it visited Cuba - first time on Holland America after approximately thirty prior cruises - Ship was in total disrepair - Booked four cabins near elevator bank to accommodate ninety year old birthday celebrant - By end of ten days only one elevator cab was running for passengers resulting in extremely long waits to move around ships - Crew has to use one elevator as ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Cuba was the highlight

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TN Fem

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We chose this cruise specifically for the stop in Cienfuegos and the dates worked with our kids winter breaks. Embarking on the cruise was very easy, our cabin steward was great. We signed the kids up for club HAL but they never went. I guess they have outgrown it (ages 10, 12 and 13). Everything seemed well maintained and we didn't have any plumbing issues although I met a woman who did. ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Traveled with children


Trip to Cienfuegos Cuba

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Rglad

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Just returned from the Veendam Christmas cruise. I am happy to report that all was wonderful contrary to some of the previous reviews I had read prior to the trip. The highlight was the stop in Cienfuentes where we had a private tour which I had arranged via Shago tours. They assigned a tour guide, Yoley, and we were assigned a driver with a 1956 Chrysler Windsor sedan for our trip to the Nicho ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Capt chickened out

Review for Veendam to Cuba

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firemankerry

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise to not only visit Havana ( I had been there before)) but mainly Cienfuegos. There was an announcement the night before that due to irregularities with one of the 5 generators, we would not be stopping at Cienfuegos. I had persuaded 7 other family members to go with me. Amazingly, Holland America did not substitute a port or extend our stay at one of the scheduled ports. ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


"Vintage Ship"

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bluegiraffe

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This itinerary offered a day in Cienfuegos, Cuba and Belize, both of which were of interest to us. Other ports were Nassau (never got off the ship), Half Moon Cay (very pleasant), Grand Cayman (fine if you're looking to buy Tanzanite, I suppose), Roatan (too windy to make port), and Cozumel (read on). First the ship itself. This is an older, or as HAL likes to put it, "vintage" ship. It has ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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