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3.0

If you like to just relax it is ok by lutz74

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Transatlantic

It was ok, but I prefer ships with more action aboard. Don't understand me wrong, not bigger ships only more action.

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Lovely Veendam was a small ship with a big heart. The refurb is awesome. by lbremer

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Transatlantic

Pretty much have said it all--a great experience on a lovely, well run ship

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4.2

Venice to Civitavecchia by plymouth1943

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

The ports were very good. The main dining room food was very good and the service was outstanding. The buffet on the Lido Deck the food was fair the service was very good. This is and older ship that is well kept. The Internet service was terrible very slow frequently lost connection, was off line for 14 hours one day and on the last day no data could be uploaded.

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4.7

Wonderful Mediterranean Cruise by Calel41

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Yes the ship was older and dated but was a wonderful Mediterranean cruise overall. The ship was well suited for this type of trip. Definitely not a party ship but was fine being that there was only one sea day and we were in a different port each day. The Veendam was still very comfortable and clean and we found the the food to be good. We thought that the trip was more about the itinerary and sightseeing than the on-board activities anyway and HAL provided a first rate experience with excellent hotels and very easy and smooth transfers to and from the airport, hotels and ship.

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Good family experience by Exploringfamily

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

It was long enough to relax and enjoy. There were enough ports we had to pace our activities to avoid being overwhelmed and that worked out. Fantastic staff and felt welcomed by all from ave 4 to 70.

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4.1

Family ceuise by dannih68

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Given that we had limited timeframe in which we could cruise, the itinerary with Holland America fit it perfectly. We had a fabulous time visiting each of the ports. Each day allowed plenty of time to visit the places we stopped. Unlike other cruises we have taken previously, HollandAmerica didn’t have any enticing promotions going. This probably would have swayed us toward booking any future cruises with them. The Veendam is a smaller ship with fewer guests than some other shops, which we enjoyed. However if is looking a little outdated.

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wonderful mediterranean cruise by hdpjep

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Everything went well with the cruise. I'm having trouble redeeming the bonus offers that were listed when we booked the cruise.

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5.0

Excellent by Star2b1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

The cruise was an amazing experience. The ports were exciting. We pre bought our excursion packages and they were more than we expected. Lots of bang for our buck. This cruise was pleasantly surprising from beginning to end!

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Route was good; Lido Deck service was bad. by edma1997aolcom

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

The ship is old, service at buffet stations were very slow and under staff. No interest of future cruise on this ship again.

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Unforgetabble by Biamont

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Amazing service and excellent cabin sizes. The ports choices and tours were also fantastic and the restaurants were all top quality. Thank you for a a great and memorable experience!

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3.7

Great Mediterranean Cruise by dgbraithwaite

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Beautiful cruise as calm seas and very interesting ports. Tours that we took were amazing. We enjoyed the history and architecture of the ancient ports. .

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Enjoyed Mediterranean Cruise by janishillis

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

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

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Fabulous Mediterranean Cruise by michemadeo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Loved this cruise, great way to see 7 countries in 12 days. Unpack once. Also the food and service on the Veendam was outstanding!

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4.3

Greek Odyssey by CassJ

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Great Greek history trip. Nice size ship did not feel crowded.

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4.0

Great Adriatic Sea cruise by pippysmom

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

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.

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Average cruising experience by marinaphillips

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

The ship needs updating, decor is tired. WiFi needs to be available free of charge, TV has two channels only, and reception very poor. There is no self service laundry on the ship, you have to pay $30 per bag to have your laundry done. Library had great variety of table games and puzzles, but no selection of periodicals/magazines, the books collection needs to be revamped and arranged in a user friendlier format.

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4.0

Wonderful except for removal of laundry room by sschmenger

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

My biggest complaints is the removal of the self service laundry and the cleanliness of the room and windows on board.

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4.0

This was my first cruise... by Tubicinator

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Ship: Veendam

This was my first cruise so I have nothing to compare it to. Overall, we had a wonderful time on board. The ship is slightly outdated and is on dry dock as I type to get some work done. Staff was great!

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4.7

Very relaxing cruise! by dozerguy

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Cuba

This was a very relaxing cruise. The weather was great for some very smooth sailing. Most of the trip I couldn't even tell that we were at sea. The food and entertainment and service couldn't have been better.

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All about itinerary by secrivercruise

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: South America

The cruise was a good way to see the amazon and the RT passage was probably 2500 miles. I was surprised by the enormous size of the river so sidetrips are important to really see the forests and villages

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