Veendam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Great Italy Cruise

Sail Date: May 19, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

It was the Veendam on Holland America sailing out of Venice. Food was very good, cabin attendent and meal steward were excellent. Service does drop off a little if you wind up at strange table because your not back in time. Entertainment was age appropriate, (mostly seniors). My biggest complaint was that there were only two non smoking nites in casino and I found smoking previlant throughout interior of ship.

Pros: All the stops. Venice, Sicily, Monte Carlo, France, Rome, Napes, Croatia.

Cons: A few ship problems with the water. The ship did not discourage smoking.

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The only meal I didnt enjoy was the Master Chef special nite. Primarily because it was a set menu.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Excellent tour. Out to a small village, local dance exhibition and a tour of old town. Unfortunately we had rain.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
It was during Monte Carlo Grad Prix. Enough said. The city was one of the cleanest I have ever seen. Couldnt see casino because of the race. You need a jacket and an entry fee of 50 Euros
Ajaccio, Corsica
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
St Paul Basilica was great. Lunch was poor and trip around Rome was only drivebys.
Naples, Italy
The city of Naples itself you can have but, the trip to Almafi coast was absoutley breathtaking. A cant miss tour.
Messina, Sicily
A great stopo

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