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Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: July 19, 2006
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryWe have sailed six different cruise lines and the menu on the Vollendam (7-day Alaska from Vancouver) surpassed any for variety, number of selections, quality and presentation. provided us with a complimentary dinner in the Pinnacle Grill, which we saved for our last night. The filet mignon was the finest shipboard beef since the now defunct Ocean Pearl twenty years ago. Could there be any better way to conclude a cruise?
The European bed linens and mattress topper helped make the ample-sized and nicely appointed stateroom (inside, M-class) a most-comfortable home at sea. The Explorations Lounge featured a library of thoughtfully selected books and recorded music.
The information sheets distributed the night before each port gave accurate, helpful information for those passengers not taking the ship's excursions. The staff wanted us to enjoy the port whether we bought their excursions or not. Unfortunately, this can not be said for all cruiselines.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Pros: The food was superb
Cons: The small stage cramped the entertainers