Veendam Cruise Review to South America

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

A great cruise

Sail Date: February 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The cruise exceeded all of our expectations. We particularly liked having a day or two at sea between ports so you could rest up. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The cleaniness of the ship, the service and food nothing was lacking.
We did take a tour in Puerto Monte which was to the rain forest and we were very disappointed. On the brochure it showed (2 people) indicating a moderate amount of walking and it stated 1,000 feet to walk to an area. We questioned the distance of walking and we were told it was 100 feet and the 1,000 feet must be a misprint. This was totally incorrect as it was in fact a complete walking tour over uneven surfaces and several inclines and would have been impossible for me to nagivate. In addition to this the rain forest was lacking and very disapointing. My husband took the walking tour and I stayed on the bus as my mobility is limited.

Pros: The ship was so clean, food wonderful, service outstanding.

Cons: The entertainment.

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

Ship Quality
In addition to the comments above we enjoyed the ship size as we were able to get around without any difficulty. It was just big enough and we thought perfect for the ports of call. We have taken 16 cruises to date and this was one of the better ones.
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