Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Another great cruise!

Sail Date: March 08, 2009

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was very clean and well-maintained--very little difference than it was two years ago.

Pros: Both the food and the service were terrific!

Cons: Gym equipment not well-maintained and no one seemed to be responsible for it.

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

Key West, Florida
Key West is close to home for us so we didn't book an excursion.
Belize City, Belize
We were disappointed that our original excursion (a cultural presentation) was cancelled. Instead we did the "catamaran sail and snorkel" but discovered that the "sail" was really just a very crowded motorized catamaran and the water was a bit chilly for a snorkel. The beach was very crowded and there were no chairs available because of the large number of other cruise passengers there.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
The beach resort was the best we visited--lots of chairs, good music, drinks, etc., however, the free beach and pool right in port were very nice, too. Shopping was more upscale here, but also much more expensive.
Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala
The beach excursion was very nice and the pool was large and inviting. It wasn't at all crowded and the BBQ lunch was quite good. Shopping next to the dock is good and we also enjoyed the local dancers.

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