Mediterranean cruise on the Veendam

Veendam Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Veendam

12 Night Greek Odyssey (Rome To Venice)

Sail date: July 02, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 232

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise will be hard to top. There is so much history to see and take in. It’s amazing how buildings have survived over all these years. Hats off to the archeologists for all their work in brining these sites to life for us !

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It was so easy got off the bus and onto the ship and right to our stateroom !

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We eat at Pinnacle , Rudis and Canalettos all were wonderful but our favorite meal was Rudis. Highly recommend all three

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We wish they had more activities but we did participate in bingo , music trivia and regular trivia which they had happy hour but one get second for 2 dollars in the Crows Nest

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We spent quite a few nights at the piano bar It was entertaining !

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We loved the small size of the ship. It was so easy to get around. Our stateroom was Aft in the corner and we loved the location and the view from the balcony. The ship is old but we never noticed that. All the elevators were in working order. Our stateroom was always spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our cabin it was spotless our cabin steward Dio who was awesome. More than enough space to store all your belongings. They let you borrow an umbrella and towels to bring on excursions but need to be brought back. We had an aft corner and our niece and nephew were next to us so we had them open the balaconies we had a huge view. Highly recommend the aft cabins.

Ship tip

The ship is not for kids there is not a lot for them to do. There is only one pool and the adults only area has 4 hot tubs and no shade.

Ports of call

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

5 out of 5
We had an excursion to Knossos palace and really enjoyed it.

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
We overnighted in Venice at the hotel bonevecchi so we did not set up any excisions but you don’t need to. Wish we had more days to explore. We did take a gondola ride !

Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

5 out of 5
We did Cephalonia highlights excursion. We went to a village where we had lunch and saw s traditional Greek dance. It was great!

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Nothing can compare to going to the acropolis Parthenon temple of Zeus and the original olympics statium.

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5
This place is magical I woke up at 5 to take pics when pulling into this port it is absolute ly beautiful. We did a taste of Montenegro excursion.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We spent 2 days before we got in the boat. We did skip the lines for the coliseum and the Vatican. It was worth it

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5
We loved Santorini but our tour guide was not very nice he was rude to several guests but we just overlooked this. There really isn’t a lot of free time for shopping so make the best of it when you can.

Corfu, Greece

4 out of 5
We went to the beach although it was nice it was not the white sandy beach you think about in Greece. The water is still amazing you can see to the bottom no matter how deep you get

Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece

4 out of 5
No excursions

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We were overnighting in Venice so we were the last to disembark but we just spent time getting a good cup of coffee in the explorations cafe. The girl every morning was so friendly and cheerful everyday ! And then went and got breakfast in the lido while we watched everyone getting off the boat. It was so easy ! No herding like on other cruise lines
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