Veendam Cruise Review to Hawaii

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5 out of 5

Hawaii on the Veendam

Sail Date: December 02, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite


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. 

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Ship Quality
She is an older ship but in good shape.
Food and Dining
MDR is good food, the specialty restaurants, grill and pizza were great
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a vista suite it was fantastic.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Lahaina, Maui
If you go during whale season plan on a whale watching trip, I love cool cats restaurant.
Honolulu, Oahu
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Just a beautiful island
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
Ensenada, Mexico
San Diego, California


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

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