Veendam from Tampa

Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 06, 2016
Ship: Veendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 743
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Booked last minute since we were in FL, as expected the crowd was older and since its a smaller ship activities were smaller scale. The food was excellent and I have not found another cruise line with better professional service.

The ports were a bit disappointing since on everyone except Key West you had to be on an excursion to see anything other than the pier. I wish the times of music and late snack were more conducive to those of us that are early to bed and early to rise.  By far the best check in and off loading of a ship we have experienced.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
superb selection, consistently well prepared and presented

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not much to do most days, very few offerings just the same ones over and over again, such as in the computer lab

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Could use a bit more variety of offerings
One band that was supposed to play poolside was canceled the day we skipped our port, very disappointing they were the best on board. Music needs to be a little more upbeat to promote the mood

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
One of the larger cabins we have had
Nice to have a small couch and chair to sit on beside the bed

Ship Tip

If you are unhappy with your dinner seating speak to the dining room staff, they are so accommodating. If you have the open seating make sure to make reservations and you can book 3 nights at a time, very helpful.
Bring a bottle/person of wine for room without corkage fee, Nice for before dinner.

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