The cruise I couldn't wait to get off of

Veendam Cruise Review to U.S.

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2009
Ship: Veendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

I have cruised on several lines and this was the worst cruise ever. The running water in the bathroom was yellow, the elevators had a mind of their own, odors lingered throughout the ships corridors, contruction noises were ongoing, exits were locked and bolted, multiple fire hazzard and tripping hazzards, the final straw was when the fire sprinkler main broke during the night and flooded the corridors on two decks and down the elevator shafts. The crew was shorthanded and worked very hard to try to keep up with all of the problems that arose. There were other leaks and malfunctions throughout the ship. I have never seen passengers so happy to disenbark a vessel before.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food selection and food quality was execellent.


3 out of 5
The entertainment was fair.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was friendly, but they were extremely understaffed. As a result service was poor. The staff was constantly busy with problems that arose.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship was trying to maintain cleanliness. It had the norovirus on board and had a code alert. The crew wore gloves and the buffet was covered in plastic. There were long lines to get food or even a glass of water.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Our stateroom bathroom had not been cleaned very well. There was obvious residue left from the previous passenger.

Cons: lack of help, maintence problems, safety issues

Recommends Veendam? No.

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