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Veendam Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5

14 Night Summer Cuba (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 23, 2018

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 363

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Veendam dining staff and crew were wonderful. Food is excellent. We like the smaller ships (1200 passengers on Veendam) and our room opening on to Promenade deck. The ship shows signs of constant use, but maintenance is there to resolve issues. Last refreshed in 2009.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Ocean Bar

5 out of 5

Great 3-piece combo...Johnny Malik on piano was awesome 👏

Lido Restaurant

4 out of 5

Nice buffet...Caneletto was very nice and reasonable price. Great staff and service.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5

Wajang Theater

4 out of 5

Nice movie theater consistently too cold.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Our room on Deck 6, lower promenade, has direct deck access, which is great, but is opposite a life boat used as a tender, so access is blocked when tender is being deployed.

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
Hottest stop on trip, which we didn’t expect.


5 out of 5
2nd time and more informative and interesting than the first. Happy I live in USA.

CIENFUEGOS, CUBA Did not visit port

Oil spill in port prevented us from tendering in...HAL deemed it dangerous and unhealthy to do so...a disappointment, but 2nd day in Havana was fine.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Visited on Sunday, most shops closed, but what was open, was fun, especially semi-submersible sub.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Climbed Dunn’s River Falls again after 40 years...still a blast and tour guides were great.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
Gorgeous water and beaches and facilities. Scheduled barbecue did not happen...fallback was fruit and sandwiches, otherwise this would have been 5 Star.


5 out of 5

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