Short port stays, some internal areas freezing cold, however good size stateroom

Veendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: April 06, 2017

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 390

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Time at most ports was too short especially taking into account that most ports were with no sites of interest in or nearby and for the experience we had to travel away 45 min or more one way.

Some ship's areas were freezing cold ( front desk area, theatre ) and in the second week I had to completely stay away.

Fellow passengers highly disrespected hand disinfectant units so it was easy for the virus to set in...and it did. 

I had an accessible ocean view stateroom which was of good size and indeed (manual) wheelchair friendly, and clean and tidy at all times. 


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size, always clean and tidy

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

5 out of 5

Enter Panama Canal At Balboa

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
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