Veendam Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4 out of 5

Relaxing cruising.

Sail Date: May 30, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

The Veendam is an older ship but still well appointed and relaxing. This cruise was delightful. The seas were smooth, the ship has good stabilizers and there was very little rocking motion. The crew and staff are friendly and welcoming. Our cabin (386)  was roomy, but located below the kitchen so we heard noises all night. The public rooms are spacious. The entertainment was varied and there was plenty to do every day. Once we reached Hamilton and tied up, we had almost 3 full days to explore Bermuda. We took a shore excursion tour of the islands to start out and then walked off and explored city of Hamilton the other days. We ate in the Lido Restaurant every day. The wait staff were pleasant and helpful and we had a wide variety of choices every day. We did not visit the bars or casino so I can not rate them. The return sailing was as smooth as the first leg. We had a wonderful relaxing cruise. Thanks to the Veendam staff and crew for a wonderful vacation.

Ship Quality
The Veendam is older but still quite pleasant.
Food and Dining
We ate in the Lido Restaurant for all our meals.
Service and Staff
Synergy was fantastic.
Children's Programs
We did not have children with us, but there were activities for them.
Onboard Activities
I wanted to relax and did not participate in many activities.
Destinations and Excursions
Our tour guide, Herman, was great, knowledgable and fun.
Cabin / Stateroom
This cabin is below the kitchen and we heard banging and clanging noises almost all night as the staff cleaned and prepped for the next meal.
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston is a fantastic city, with so many things to see and do.


The Veendam is a mid-size ship and does not have all the newest amenities but it is a wonderful ship for a calm, relaxing cruise.

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