Loved the small ship. Veendam is older but well kept. As always on Holland America the service and staff are excellent. Our Suite was always clean and well stocked. Food was great along with the presentation and servers. Shows were great.

Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Verified Review

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 30, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We decided the smaller ships are easier for us. Holland America does meet our needs. Love the attitude of the crew members. The drink package is a good deal.


5 out of 5
Fast and easy on and off the ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great in main dining room and buffets. The specialty restaurants are a bit over priced.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the singers and dancers and music around the ship.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
all the staff are excellent, our room stewards were the best always friendly and our cabin was always clean and well stocked with everything we needed

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Just loved the smaller ship. altho Veendam is older it is well kept. Always clean and comfortable.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our mini suite had lots of storage space with a King size bed. Always clean and ice in the bucket.

Ship tip

Expect to have a good time.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5
The small area for swimming was crowed because a large Carnaval pulled in next to us. Shopping is the main thing to do if you don't take a tour. It was a day to enjoy the ship

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
The docking area is right in the old town of San Juan. Loved to walk around and have a drink or a bite to eat. The local restaurants serve some great authentic meals.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Got a taxi to Megans Bay for a few hours in the most beautiful black. Arranged for him to pick us up and he was right on time. 15.00 each for the round trip.


5 out of 5
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