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FAMILY CRUISE

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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majn

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Overall we had a wonderful time BUT only because we were together as a family. The cruise itself lacked a lot that we found with other cruises. Our dining waiter actually scolded our 20 year old daughter because she ordered a lemonade and he said he was too busy to get it. He did later apologize but vibe was definitely ruined. Also I had asked for birthday cakes for my family and they ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


STAY AWAY FROM HOLLAND AMERICA- THIEVES PARADISE

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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princeamy

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I sailed with Holland America and I advise everybody to go with a different cruise line. During my ten day cruise, I daily saw passengers filing out incident/claim forms at customer service onboard. Two of the people I talked to had things stolen from them, I had also chatted with a woman in the buffet who had her cell phone stolen. On the last day while disembarking, I waited until almost ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Forget about San Juan, Puerto Rico

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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travelerwally

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Sailing date December 8, 2017 and December 22. Heard rumors of local authorities boarding the ship while docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico and searching some passengers cabins. I won't be going to San Juan anymore and will avoid cruises that do. I would rate the Veendam as average. I seemed to be a smaller ship than others I have been on. was lacking in on board activities as compared to ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


Great time; great ports

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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TXCruiser10

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We have been looking forward to this cruise for some time. At two weeks, it was the longest cruise we've been on. We had been on the Veendam about 7 years ago and liked it. However, since then we have been on the larger ships of HAL (Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Eurodam) and so the Veendam felt very small to us. But we quickly got used to the smallness of the ship. We picked this particular ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Old Ship: Great Service

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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sassyonelady

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My husband and I chose this ship because of the itinerary..... 14 days and 9 ports (St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados, Granada, Guadeloupe, St. Johns Antiqua, and Puerto Rico) that we had not been to in the Caribbean and then their private island Half Moon Cay. This was a smaller ship than we were used to with HAL(Eurodam and the Norsdam), but because it was smaller and 300 rooms ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Nice Cruise But Lacking in On-Board Activities

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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AlaskaAdventure

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this 14 day cruise because the itinerary and the fact there is no return to home port midway. Both embarkation and debarkation went smoothly. The sail away party was nice but there was no live band, only piped in music. Our mid-ship interior cabin suited us perfectly - not much movement and it's really dark when the lights are turned off. The interior cabins on this ship class have only ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


DID NOT MEET HAL REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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nana2many

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise because of interesting itinerary, timing, and cost. This one just jumped out at me as a cruise my husband and I would enjoy. We had been cruising with HAL before and enjoyed the experience so much we thought it would be our new favorite cruise line. Unfortunately, this one didn't measure up. The ship is old, had numerous maintenence problems, and service and food was not ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


One Across the Bow!

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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2wheels

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We are a sailing foursome of active retired folks looking for good service, good entertainment, great ports and fabulous food! We had a great trip aboard Allegiant Air from NC to Clearwater/St Pete airport ($49 one way). Of course, our shuttle (BlueOne) was expensive all the way to Tampa, but he was great company and stopped for us at Total Wine so we could make a pick-up! We then spent one ...
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Sail Date: February 2008

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


SMALL SHIP, BIG VALUE. VEENDAM 2008

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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baily

First Time Cruiser

This was our seventh cruise with HAL, second on the Veendam. Arrived at the terminal at 11am only to discover that the ship was delayed by some 7 hours because of dense fog. Did preliminary check-in and was given a $10.00 shipboard credit to cover lunch expense. Veendam arrived as per revised schedule at 12 noon. We were told to be back in the terminal by 3PM to get photo done and pick up ...
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Sail Date: January 2008

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


There's no such thing as a bad cruise!

Review for Veendam to Caribbean - Southern

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HeatherInFlorida

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Captain Albert Schoonderbeek Hotel Manager Kees Streuding CD Savannah Rye EMBARKATION: We drove about 4 hours from our home in South Florida to Tampa. Embarkation in Tampa was pretty smooth once we actually found our pier. We had received nothing telling us that HAL is no longer using Terminal 6 so trying to find how to get from there back out to the street was tricky, but we made it. I read ...
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Sail Date: November 2007

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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