Almost Great Caribbean Cruise

Veendam Cruise Review to Caribbean

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

Overall rating:

4 out of 5

14 Night Eastern & Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 19, 2020

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 319

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Ship seems programmed for an older crowd. I'm 60 but wanted more like an outside live band and later activities. Ship was basically asleep around 11pm. An older crowd to cater and I wanted more.


5 out of 5
We came later in the day and there was no one in line. We cruised right on board

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Everything was clean, well appointed and great food.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
We visited the casino, bars, main stage and other minor stages. But there were no live bands outside and those inside (a quartet and piano bar) were not enough. Then the ship went to sleep around 11pm. All bars begin to close and entertainment goes home. Really disappointing.


3 out of 5
The main stage is great. The rest of the entertainment is lacking. Just not enough. Especially no live bands outside.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
This ship as extraordinary service staff. Waiters and stewards. Find Carl (girl) and MacGyver. You will be amazed.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The design is great. Much like any other ship. Except the problem to the entertainment is there is not enough room for added things to do. Only accommodates about 1350 passengers.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
In other cruises we opted for a balcony. This cabin was perfect. Its window is large and looks out on the wrap around walking path. Plenty of storage and room to move about.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Grand Turk Island

4 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

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