Volendam

3.7 out of 5

Overview

Volendam is a medium ship, carrying 1432 passengers and 615 crew, and sails from Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan and Hong Kong.

Sails from: Hong Kong, Singapore, Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

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2 out of 5

Worst Cruise we ever had by PJP1

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It was our worst cruise ever by a mile. Holland America didn't inform us that we needed visas for China so that pretty much devastated our cruise. And whenever we tried to ask for help or for an alternative, the Front Desk ignored us and simply said, "the manager is working on it." On the second to the last day, we received a voicemail stating, "there's nothing we can do." We're still very hurt and very upset over what happened. That should never happen to anyone - there should be all kinds of warnings from Holland America from representatives, in notices, and within the on-line system stating that YOU NEED A VISA FOR CHINA!!!

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4 out of 5

MS Volendam Vancouver to Tokyo by hwpagels

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Overall we had a great and interesting trip. The Filipino and Indonesian crew were very friendly and worked very hard! Others no so much. Embarkation/disembarkation was really well done. The Gala night was great also. The drinking water was terrible, tasted over chlorinated and stale. Had to buy some on land as on board prices are ridiculous. Too many crew members were sitting and eating in the Lido in prime spaces and were not friendly to the passengers around them.

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Asian Adventure by dorotheej822

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This was a wonderful itinerary at a very reasonable price. We covered 7 countries in 28 days and were able to walk on the Great Wall of China which was the original objective.  I was continually amazed by the beauty of  these countries and the large population of most of the ports. We made a lot of new friends from all over the world.

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VOLENDAM by ldahlsad

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I ENJOYED WALKING ON DECK 3.FOOD WAS DONE RIGHT BUT BLASE.DININGROOM SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE.SHIP NEEDS DRY DOCK.MOVIES FOR LIVE SHOWS IS TERRIBLE.SINGERS WERE TOO LOUD.TOURS WERE EXPENSIVE & NOBODY TO HELP YOU..

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: M

  • Total Passengers: 1432

  • Total Crew: 615

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.33

  • Built: Nov 1999

  • Refurbished: 7 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 10

  • Total Cabins: 716

  • Cabin Categories: 62

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goodcook says ...
Dec 27, 2017

ask for the tables in the far corner of the dining room the best place for conversation.

gundermannenita says ...
Jul 07, 2016

Organized and fun activities, outings and entertainment for the duration of the cruise.

htmws says ...
Sep 30, 2014

The LIDO deck was very busy for breakfast - better to use the dining room !

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