Great Adriatic Sea cruise

Veendam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Veendam

10 Night Adriatic Dream (Venice To Rome)

Sail date: May 05, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The cruise was quite nice and we were with friends which made it more enjoyable. There were activities we could have done but found we were quite busy. We had 8:00 dining time which was too late for us. It we went to open seating at 7:00 and were always accommodated. The tour guides were very passionate about their subjects but felt we were being lectured a lot of the time.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Embarkation was very organized and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was fabulous

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness Center was great with lots of paid options for classes

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The entertainment was outstanding,

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Staff were very nice. Our room steward was excellent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was in good repair and they were always doing something to maintain. However very dissappointed they took the self serve laundry out. It still shows on the website so assumed we could press our own clothes. Instead we had to pay to,have it done.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was nice as we had a sliding door to the deck which was nice to see what the weather was.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

3 out of 5
This is where we embarked

Split, Croatia

4 out of 5
Split was a great little city and enjoyed walking around here.

Korcula Island, Croatia

5 out of 5
Another quaint village that I would love to revisit.

Corfu, Greece

4 out of 5
We did a private tour here which was very informative. It's unfortunate that Greece is having such a garbage problem.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

4 out of 5
Visited Olympia here which is a very interesting site.

Mykonos, Greece

4 out of 5
Didn't do an excursion here but took a tour around the island with a cab. It wasn't what I expected however quite nice.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

3 out of 5
Did a private tour of Ephesus and then watched the TUrkish rugs being made. That was very interesting but the Turkish people are very aggressive sales people which turned everyone off.

Catania, Sicily

2 out of 5
Very disappointed in Catania - assumed we were stopping at another port on Sicily as it was in our program. Catania really doesn't have much there.

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5
Visited Pompeii and where they carve the cameos. Quite interesting.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5
Unfortunately it was pouring rain here. We did a private tour of the Colosseum but didn't t get much out of it because of the rain.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
It was fine however very cold and rainy and we had to wait for transportation we had arranged.
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