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Veendam Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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18 Night Cuba / Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 17, 2018

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 160

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Nice and relaxing. Always chairs available on the pool deck.


5 out of 5
Very few people in line, lots of agents. We boarded about noon and basicwalked right on. Cabins were all ready.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Lido Restaurant

2 out of 5

Breakfast was good but lunch and dinner were boring. The door was dished out cafeteria style, not buffet, and was very blah looking and nearly the same every day. Lunch did have some nice sandwiches and there were burgers and tacos on the deck. But dinner was cafeteria style, too. You know it’s not very good when the line to get pasta is longer than the regular dinner line.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We enjoyed by the music and the movie theater as well as casino.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Lukman, our cabin steward was awesome. The cabin was cleaned promptly every morning and evening. He was very friendly, always called us by name and left towel animals every night.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was always clean. Dirty dishes were promptly removed from tables.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Always clean and inspected to make sure steward was doing a good job. But, be very careful of the hot water in the shower. I had extremely hot showers most days because the temperature was so hard to adjust. I finally figured it took about 5 minutes or so of adjusting to get enough cold water to mix with the hot. Not a good shower.

Ship tip

There’s only one outlet to use, so if you have several devices to plug in figure out times to do that.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5


4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

2 out of 5
We received a written warning about theft and crime in Montego Bay!

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5


2 out of 5
Ship was 3 HOURS late back to Ft. Lauderdale.
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