Veendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

holiday from hell

Sail Date: May 01, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

just finished panal canal,ship was not ready to sail blew engine ,they canceled most ports and a lot of tours ,under staffed areas of ship not open to public still under reno,elevatore didn't always work ,out break of flu the list goes on, was not my idea of a holiday

Pros: not much

Cons: line-ups nothing worked

Recommends Veendam? No.

Ship Quality
you only get one chance at a good impression,this trip was not enjoyable at all.
Food and Dining
lido deck dining wasn't that great,understaffed long line ups,by the time you got thru the line your food was cold.the ceiling dripped all over you and your food,very sad state of affairs,newe staff not always understanding your requests
Cabin / Stateroom
took 15 days before they even vaccumed the room or the ship for that matter.
Service and Staff
main dining room was great the lido deck was a nightmare
great shows, advertized as having 2 pools only saw one, rest of activities only so so.Saw a few movie that were alright ,where was the popcorn I saw advertized?

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