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Veendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (San Diego To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: January 04, 2017

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 420

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Really enjoyed the nice size of the ms Veendam relative to many larger cruise ships. The diverse entertainment available on board was a good complement to

the shore excursions....especially the superb floor shows and Jeff Warren at the Piano Bar! Jeff's innovative routine attracted repeat crowds each night to sing along to the "oldies" while being entertained by his intimate knowledge of the history behind the singers and the songs.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great location with direct access to the Lower Promenade

Ship tip

Don't miss the activities in the Crow's Nest or Trivia in Mix!

Ports of call

San Diego, California

3 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

3 out of 5

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

1 out of 5
Caldera is a container port and a 15 min. cab ride to Puenarenas, which can only handle two ships, which is why we were stuck in Caldera, I assume! Very inconvenient!

Enter Panama Canal At Balboa

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

3 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

3 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
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