Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Second Mate

7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

HA never dissapoints

Sail Date: March 06, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Veendam is an older ship but is well maintained. The food and service is 5 star with a lot of employees going out of their way to ensure a pleasant cruise. The only complaint we had was the AC system did not work well in our cabin. The Veendam added 50 cabins in the rear of the ship during a refit. My guess is  they did not increase the AC capacity as the aft of the ship seemed was much warmer than the bow throughout the cruise. Due to the average age of the cruisers this was probably not noticed by the majority of the passengers on the ship. The entertainment was a little lame and not up to the usual HA standards. It centered around the ship's singers and dancers good if you enjoy that type of entertainment. All it all a great ship and cruise catering to the mature set. 

Cabin / Stateroom
No frig in the room and the Ac did not keep the cabin cool enough for our tastes. The cabin was spacious and comfortable.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Went smoothly in both directions
Ship Quality
Ac on the aft part of the ship is lacking
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
a little lacking on this cruise.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
first class
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Did not stop due to rough seas. From past experience lots of shopping and local color.

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