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Veendam Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 19, 2010
Ship: Veendam
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As with all Holland American ships the crew were excellent! Lots of smiles and friendly faces.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had a problem with the AC. They were quick to attempt a fix and apologised for the inconvenience.

Pros: The ship

Cons: Not going to Bermuda

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

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