Veendam Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4 out of 5

Magical Mystery Cruise

Sail Date: September 19, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Hurrican Igor hit Bermuda as we left NY. Even the Captain wasn't sure whether we'd get to our destination. As it turned out, we didn't! We were redirected down the coast, with 3 unscheduled stops. It was unfortunate but there was simple nothing that could have been done.
Enjoyed the ship. The crew were very friendly and helpful as usual. The ship's captain was very approachable and seemed to enjoy his social roll.

Pros: The ship

Cons: Not going to Bermuda

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

Entertainment
We enjoyed the group of professional performers on the ship. They had all been on "the bigger" stage during their careers and were excellent! The best performers we've ever had on a cruise ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a problem with the AC. They were quick to attempt a fix and apologised for the inconvenience.
Service and Staff
As with all Holland American ships the crew were excellent! Lots of smiles and friendly faces.
Ship Quality
Considering it was an old ship it was beautifully clean and well appointed. The public areas were well maintained and finding quiet places to read a book or chat with friends were easy to find. The ship was fairly small by today's standards and everything was easily accessable and convenient.
Food and Dining
We initially had open dinning, but then changed to fix seating as we didn't have to wait in long lines to get a table. There didn't seem to be any problems with eating at a time that was convenient, but most people want to eat within a 2 hour window, so sometimes the lines were long.


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