Hawaii on the Veendam

Veendam Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 27
Helpful Votes: 294

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

25 Night Hawaii & Mexican Riviera Collector (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2014

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 163

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary


We sailed on the Veendam for the 18 day Hawaiian cruise. We had a Vista suite midship cabin 163. If you do not care for sea days then this cruise is not for you. There are 5 sea days to and from the islands. 

I found the ship to be in nice shape. The lounges were in good shape and in the evening you find music to suit just about anyone. The entertainment in the main theatre was very good. 

The reason I enjoy this cruise so much is the itenerary. You have plenty of time on Maui, overnight in Honolulu. It hits both Hilo and Kona on the Big Island, just remember Kona is a tender port and of course you go to Kaui. Make sure you plan out what you want to do. There are rental car shuttles in every port, Walmart and of course Hilo Hattie's. You can be as busy as you want or just relax.

I found the food on board in the Main dining room to be very good, the service was outstanding. The grill by the pool provided outstanding hamburgers and really good hot dogs. The Pinnicle grill was outstanding and Canelleto the Italian restaurant was very good. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
MDR is good food, the specialty restaurants, grill and pizza were great

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
She is an older ship but in good shape.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a vista suite it was fantastic.

Ship tip

The room service is really good for breakfast. Just make sure you call to have the tray removed orbit sits all day

Ports of call

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
If you go during whale season plan on a whale watching trip, I love cool cats restaurant.

Honolulu, Oahu

3 out of 5

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Just a beautiful island

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

3 out of 5

San Diego, California

3 out of 5

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