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Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 06, 2016
Ship: Veendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 386
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
first class

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
a little lacking on this cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ac on the aft part of the ship is lacking

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
No frig in the room and the Ac did not keep the cabin cool enough for our tastes. The cabin was spacious and comfortable.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Would like to see a shuttle into town as the berthing spot is a container port. Taxi wanted 25 per person to transport us into town.
5 out of 5
Did not stop due to rough seas. From past experience lots of shopping and local color.
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