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Veendam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Veendam

50 Night Amazon & Carnaval Explorer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We did not like EXC excursions talks or ratings. To much talk of Danger in city and leave ship only in groups. The Amazon excursions talks were negative. It’s hot ,humid, to much emphasis on walking and maybe not good for you ( which was all normal walking time and distance in my view) they should rephrase to read. Not handicap accessible or no walkers . Emphasizing on cobblestones is negative. Let people go out and experience and decide on their own. I would not recommend Brazil. Liked Amazon very much

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining was blah, not appetizing for me

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Participated in crafts and lectures. Not enough activities or ToDo on this cruise.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
They were ok. The best was the location show, The Rio Samba dancers

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were excellent. Friendly. Eager to help, always greeting us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Cleaning was excellent

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin 042. I do not like the couch, not comfortable To big and cumbersome. My husband sits on Chairs because of age and back problem. Therefore I requested a stool for vanity.

Ship tip

Book a balcony for the Amazon. Bring your own shampoo and conditioner, ship product killed my hair.

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

4 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Port of Spain

4 out of 5

Scarborough, Tobago

4 out of 5

Kingstown, St. Vincent

4 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5

Devils Island, French Guiana

4 out of 5

Cross The Equator

4 out of 5

Belem, Brazil

5 out of 5
Excursion was nice

Recife, Brazil

4 out of 5
Olinda was super.

Maceio, Brazil

3 out of 5
Shuttle to town was great

Salvador De Bahia, Brazil

3 out of 5

Ilheus, Brazil

2 out of 5

Ilhabela, Brazil

2 out of 5

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2 out of 5
The ship port was excellent. I did not like the city

Fortaleza, Brazil

2 out of 5

Cruise Amazon River

5 out of 5

Santarem, Brazil

2 out of 5

Boca Da Valeria, Brazil

2 out of 5

Manaus, Brazil

1 out of 5
Did not take excursion and city was dirty, squaller, dangerous

Parintins, Brazil

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Beautiful and very friendly people. A little to expensive

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Beautiful beach

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth

Traveler Photos

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