Almost Paradise

Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 09, 2006

Ship: Veendam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

A great ship - excellent service and food. Poor choisce of ports and medicre entertainment.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Better than Oosterdam or Zuiderdam.


3 out of 5
Culinary instruction was great. The comedian was very good - The variety show was ok but not up to the level of other hal ship. The trio was horrible - the pianist subpar while the singer/pianistb was just ok.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
The Mayan ruins were interesting. The population was nice.
Don't Miss: the Mayan ruins

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

3 out of 5
While the scenery was beautiful, there was not much to offer. The resort was a bizarre combination of Disney and natives.
Don't Miss: the scenery

Key West, Florida

1 out of 5
Key West was a waste of time - an American tourist trap. The tour was contrived and over priced.
Don't Miss: getting back to the ship as quickly as possible

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

1 out of 5
Cozumel would have been much better. Costa Maya was a shipping center in the middle of nowhere.
Don't Miss: getting back to the ship

Pros: Ambiance of the ship and the Food

Cons: The Rosario Trio

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

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