Enjoyed Mediterranean Cruise

Veendam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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12 Night Mediterranean Romance (Venice To Barcelona)

Sail date: May 27, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 548

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Enjoyed the small ports more than the larger ones. Gave more opportunity to spend some time enjoying the ship.


5 out of 5
so quick and smooth!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good but not amazing. Always a great variety served by a caring staff. Did feel a shortage of drink waiters. I almost always had to go to the bar to get my own drinks.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the trivia. Not a lot of activities, but not sure there would have been time.


3 out of 5
Only went to one show and it wasn't good. I did hear the other shows were also average or below.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best part of the cruise! Staff seemed very happy and provided great service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
my cabin was amazing in all ways

Ship tip

Dinners run long, so pick early dinner or open seating.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
mostly what you will do here is shop and eat. Buy the $20 all day boat ticket and keep watching for a seat outside in the front of the boat. You will have a great ride and get amazing pictures.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
We went on a Game of Thrones tour offered through United Airlines (World Travel) and it was great for a fan. We were dropped off in Old Town after the tour and easy to take the bus back to the ship.

Sarande, Albania

5 out of 5
Slept in and then just walked around and shopped a few hours which was great for us. Know others took a cab tour from a driver when they got off the boat and they had a great time also.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
Loved taking a little tram tour to a winery and just walking around this quaint town.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Loved going to Pompeii and Capri on our own.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5
We took the train to Rome and then the big bus.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy Did not visit port

We went to Florence before the cruise. We had planned to go to Pisa however we were tired with so many shore days in a row that we took a day off.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
Beautiful port. we took the big bus

Toulon, France

4 out of 5
Walked around city.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
we took the Big Bus and really enjoyed it


5 out of 5
quick and easy
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