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Veendam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Scandinavian Capitals (Copenhagen Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 23, 2007
Ship: Veendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The ship is very well maintained, clean and well staffed.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
HAL has, by far, the best food of any cruise line I've been on. Excellent wine selection as well

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We normally don't go to shows, but the one that we did go to was excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Almost too friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Though small, the stateroom was clean and comfortable. We did have a few problems with lights, but they were fixed very soon after we reported them.
3 out of 5
A great port to wander about in on foot. It's easy to walk from the ship to the old town.
Don't Miss: The wall surrounding the old town with its many towers
5 out of 5
Another very "walkable" city.
Don't Miss: The Church in the Rock
5 out of 5
By all means visit Den Gamle By. Great place for the kids to explore too.
Don't Miss: Den Gamle By
5 out of 5
Traffic and crowds make this a strenuous and stressful port to visit. By all means go with organized tours. The folkloric show is great. Lot's of stairs and very few elevators, so plan to walk a lot... I mean A LOT!
Don't Miss: Catherine's Palace in Peterhof
5 out of 5
Take the shuttle boat from the dock into town. You'll get a good look at Stockholm from the water. Lots of nice places to have lunch - like Flyt. Get an excellent (free) map at the Church of Stockholm (Storkyrkan) near the Palace.
Don't Miss: The Royal Palace
5 out of 5
A great place to see some tall ships. You can easily walk from the ship to the main sights. Get a map at the tourist Info center.
Don't Miss: Nobel Peace Center

Pros: HAL service and seeing new places

Cons: cigarette smoke

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

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