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Veendam Cruise Review to Bermuda

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 62

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Bermuda (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 10, 2017

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 540

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

 I read many negative reviews of the Veendam  but I took a chance because of the itinerary. I was pleasantly surprised. This is one of the most pleasant cruises I've ever taken. Yes the ship is old but it was refurbished six years ago.  I had an  Oceanview state room that had a full sofa in it. With the foam mattress topper, the bed was more comfortable than my bed at home. I had no problems with the cabin, 540,   The only other  HAL  ship I have been on is the Eurodam.  I like the layout of the ship much better. I loved the Explorations Cafe.  The leather chairs were all comfortable. The view was great. The library was incredibly well stocked and there was always a chair to be had. I love the size of the ship. All of the crew were incredibly  Nice. I read that the food was not as good on the ship as other HAL ships.  I have not one bad experience. In fact, the food was better than any cruise ship I have been on including the Queen Mary 2.  If you don't like a few scuffs and scratches and prefer shiny new ships, don't take this one. But if instead you want a comfortable, relaxing cruise with great food,  by all means choose the Veendam.  The itinerary was great. I loved being docked right in Hamilton. Bermuda is worth a visit for anyone who loves islands. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabinet believe room, about sub in the bathroom as well as a shower, a full-size sofa, and the other usual items. The bed with a foam topper was more comfortable than my bed at home. The Oceanview window was large. I love having the view and the light coming in through there.

Ship tip

If you like libraries on ships, this is the second best I have encountered. Only the Queen Mary 2 has a library rival this one. There are plenty of blocks games in the exploration café.

Ports of call

Hamilton, Bermuda

3 out of 5
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