Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Veendam April 2016

Sail Date: April 09, 2016

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship had just come out of dry dock so some updates had been made.  Some other small issues also needed addressing.  The ship is a bit dated, but overall it was nice, clean and the cruise was awesome.

Cabin / Stateroom
Excellent. First time having a tub. Room was spacious.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
While embarkation was excellent the disembarkation was horrible.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
The itinerary was the best of 20+ cruises that I've done.
Onboard Activities
Not much to do if you aren't gambling, eating or drinking.
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Excellent customer service and staff.
Food and Dining
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Key West, Florida
Go into town and rent bikes for $12.00 per person. It was a beautiful day and we biked around for hours to see all the sights.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
There is a public bus that will take you to a local beach for $.75 per person. Save yourself the cab fare. We visited Condado Beach. It was clean and safe. I probably would go to another beach next time just for a new experience.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Did the excursion that went to Blackbeard's Castle and Magen's Bay. I've heard so much about Megan's Bay and was expecting it to be gorgeous. I like Coki Beach much better.
St. John's, Antigua
Did the excursion that went to Prickly Pear Island. It was nice. Small island with snorkeling available. (Also called Robinson Caruso). Staff was friendly and helpful. I also like Valley Church Beach on Antigua. Gorgeous beach you can catch a cab to.
Castries, St. Lucia
Cruise Soufriere Bay
St. George's, Grenada
$4.00 per person for the water taxi across to Grand Anse Beach. Beautiful water with lots and lots of huge starfish. The beach has restaurants, bars and a market. Plenty of helpful people to wait on you.
Willemstad, Curacao
Oranjestad, Aruba
George Town, Grand Cayman

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