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With two-tiered show lounges and dining rooms, deluxe staterooms and suites with spacious verandahs--and more staff members per guest than on any other major cruise line, the Veendam is sure to please. Art and antiques displayed throughout the ship-over a million dollars' worth-provide a sense of luxurious warmth. Escape depends on leaving a world of routine, regimen and restrictions behind and entering a carefree, graceful world where everything seems to exist for you alone. Such is the world of Holland America, recognized time and again as the "best premium cruise line in the world"-and for 18 years running, "best overall cruise value.

Sails from:

Amsterdam, Netherlands , Barcelona, Spain , Boston, Massachusetts

Cruises to:

Europe , Europe - Mediterranean , Caribbean , Transatlantic , Europe - Northern Europe

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3.2 out of 5

HORRIBLE CONDITION of HOLLAND AMERICA'S CRUISE SHIP by raycasas

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Holland America should have told passengers about the Veendam's horrible condition before departure. There should be NO REQUIRED set gratuity amount and no hotel tax!

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4 out of 5

Enjoyable 10 days cruise. by robertcecile

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Background music not suitable for elderly people. Visa for Cuba should have been paid by Holland America. Dinner menus were too European style.

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3.4 out of 5

Veendam Ship Outdated and In Need of Repair Destinations were Great by kmiller4

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I would not sail on the Veendam again. Too many issues with the ship. We had "dine as you wish" instead of a reserved time in the dining room and had to wait for seating. Very difficult to get timely reservations for dining room on "surf and turf" nights. Who wants to eat after 8pm? Food in buffet so-so. Entertainment so-so. Cabin I would rate poor due to multiple plumbing issues and being awakened early due to engine noise multiple times when docking. Mostly older people-- many with disabilities that needed lots of assistance from staff and that slowed everything down-- getting in and out of tenders, etc. Too much emphasis on buying overpriced goods on the ship and in every port. This was our second Holland American cruise-- would have to think long and hard before I would cruise with them again when there are so many cruise lines out there.

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4.3 out of 5

Great Cruise good food. Plenty of port visits. by grahamtompson39

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Great cruise but after 11:00pm the ship is dead. The food was very good and the buffet was well laid out and much better that it was served by the kitchen staff. They need to employ more people. They were definiatly under staffed.

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3.5 out of 5

First Cruise! Some expectations not met, and some exceeded. by katewilli

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This was our first cruise, and some things exceeded expectations, while others were a miss. I was worried the ship would be feel crowded, but it wasn't. There was plenty of space to escape, whether walking around the decks or sitting in the various lounge spaces. We actually enjoyed relaxing in our cabin! What missed expectations was the lack of any local cultures or food....that's the best part of travel. The cruise was just an extension of the USA on water. That said, once we relaxed into the pace, the cruise was very enjoyable for what it was.

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simplemantx
May 27, 2014

Order room service, they steak sandwich was better than the filet they serve in the dining room as is their breakfast

jnjackson
Jul 18, 2014

Order breakfast in your room or go to the main dining room – anything is better than being jostled in the eggs benedict line at the Lido.

lweisbrod
Jul 18, 2014

Don't miss the formal nights, there are always great choices for food those nights.

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