Veendam Cruise Review to U.S.

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1 out of 5

The cruise I couldn't wait to get off of

Sail Date: May 01, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Cons: lack of help, maintence problems, safety issues

Recommends Veendam? No.

Ship Quality
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
Our stateroom bathroom had not been cleaned very well. There was obvious residue left from the previous passenger.
Service and Staff
The staff was friendly, but they were extremely understaffed. As a result service was poor. The staff was constantly busy with problems that arose.
The entertainment was fair.
Food and Dining
The food selection and food quality was execellent.

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