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Veendam Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Bermuda
Sail Date: May 30, 2015
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 312
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

THIS WAS OUR 4TH HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE AND SADLY, THE POOREST. WE SAILED ON

THE RYNDAM IN APRIL OF 2015 AND EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT, WHICH PROMPTED US

TO BOOK A CRUISE ON THE VEENDAM. HOLLAND HAS SOLD THE RYNDAM AND KEPT THE

VEENDAM(SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

FOOD WAS REALLY SUB PAR IN BOTH THE ROTTERDAM DINING ROOM AND IN THE LIDO. A

CHICKEN DISH WITH A SIDE DESCRIBED AS A SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WAS CUBED

SWEET POTATO WITH BBQ SAUCE LEFT OVER FROM THE LIDO DECK BBQ THE NIGHT BEFORE. LONG WAITS IN BOTH LIDO AND ROTTERDAM DINING ROOMS. OUTDATED

CASINO GAMES, SFT POOL WAS REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH HOT TUBS.

THE GOOD POINTS:   THE CABIN STEWARDS WERE FIRST RATE, THE ROTTERDAM

DINING ROOM HOST, OKA, ALSO A TRUE STANDOUT AMONG THE REST OF THE STAFF.

JERRI , THE CROWS NEST BARTENDER, MADE YOU FEEL SPECIAL AND WANT TO COME BACK

TO THE BAR THAT IS FURTHEST AWAY FROM EVERYTHING(DECK 12 FORWARD)

BERMUDA WAS VERY NICE(EXPENSIVE) BUT NOT ON THE VEENDAM!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
EDIBLE BUT NOT THE USUAL HOLLAND QUALITY

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
TYPICAL CUINARY/FLORAL/ MIXOLOGY CLASSES

Entertainment

3 out of 5
NOT GREAT JUST OK. CREW INDONESIAN SHOW WAS INTERESTING & FUNNY

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
SURI & HANDI(CABIN STEWARDS) OKA(ROTTERDAM HOST) JERRI(CROWSNEST)

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
OLD, NEEDS REPAIRS

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
WE HAVE HAD SUITES TO INTERIOR. SHE SMOKES SO A BALCONY WAS
ALWAYS A MUST. NOW WITH THE SMOKING BAN ON BALCONY'S AN
OCEAN VIEW IS THE WAY TO GO. SAVE A COUPLE HUNDRED$$$. DECK
6, ROOM322 IS A GREAT LOCATION ON SMALLER HOLLAND SHIPS.

Ship Tip

THE PORT OF BOSTON EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION WAS EXCELLENT. QUICK ON AND
VERY FAST DISEMBARKATION WHEN IN THE BUILDING. IF YOU WANT TO GO TO BERMUDA ON
HOLLAND, THIS IS A GREAT PORT BUT THE VEENDAM MAY NOT BE THE BEST SHIP FOR YOUR
1ST HOLLAND CRUISE, IT MIGHT BE YOUR LAST HOLLAND CRUISE.

5 out of 5
FAST EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION
3 out of 5
BEACHES NOT CROWDED(ELBOW BEACH 15 MINUTES FROM SHIP) SNORKELING FROM GLASS BOTTOM BOAT WAS OK .
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