Excellent Booking, Pricing, Cruise Line and a Very Enjoyable, Relaxing Cruise
Veendam Cruise Review to Bermuda
Most favorite part of the cruise: Having booked through and getting the great rate that we received, our expectations were set accordingly, as our accommodations were placed on Deck 4, the lowest passenger deck on the Veendam. However, while the room was adequately 'typical' for 2 people in an oceanview stateroom on this shorter ship, the bathroom was better than expected as we had a nice tub instead of the stall shower that we previously had on the huge Liberty of the Seas. Remember that, while you have choices about almost everything else that you do on board, your stateroom is fixed for the duration.
Least favorite part: Although I am a gambler of low frequency and low means, cruise lines are notorious for taking advantage of their supremacy as the 'House' because they shift more of the odds in their favor than what you would find in a typical land-based casino. Plus, on the Veendam, there was no Craps table, the game that I usually play. Ok, vacation cruises are not primarily about gambling; got it.
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On our cruise, departing on 5/20/17, there were very few children and adolescents and, therefore, a higher mean age. As a result, there were quite a few passengers with walkers and transportation chairs yet all seemed to traverse this shorter ship reasonably well and there were ramps all over.