7 days, not 14, and no Cuba.

Veendam Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 19
Helpful Votes: 173

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

14 Night Eastern & Authentic Cuba Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 31, 2018

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Usually we sail on the larger HA ships. This was a welcome change going on a smaller one with the same excellent service. Wish we had more popular music in the evenings, however.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Thermal spa...nice and relaxing


4 out of 5
The shows were okay. Music was good but the two bands that played had similar music, mostly ballroom type dancing. Miss not having the BB King All Stars.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As always, service and friendliness on any Holland America ship is outstanding.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the smallness of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was comfortable and had lots of storage.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Love this port. We took a snorkel excursion which included a reef snorkel and the turbo scooter type thing. The reef snorkel was awesome!

Tortola, British Virgin Islands Did not visit port

Missed this port because of the damage due to the hurricane. Disappointed as this was the main port we wanted to visit. Been to the others several times.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Awesome port. Been here several times and always enjoy the beautiful beach and walking around this pristine island.


5 out of 5
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