Good Service; the staterooms need work

Volendam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Caribbean Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 23, 2007
Ship: Volendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
The condition of the ship's staterooms was poor. There were no announcements to inform passengers to things such as arrival at ports, where to go for disembarkments or when disembarkments could be made.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The menu was made up of items which did not appeal to many people. The shrimp cocktail was only offered once. There were alot of "pasta" and chicken type meals


3 out of 5
The activities are geared toward an older group that goes to bed very early

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The Dining Room Staff is above excellent

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very clean. The staff was very atoned to disinfecting. There were hand sanitizers all over the ship. The Casino was very small. Smokers have very areas to go to smoke.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
In our cabin the toilet kept plugging up, the A/C was not working properly. The other guests at our table reported the same problems in their cabins. Also the in room radio did not work which did not allow us to hear the PA sysytem
3 out of 5
The beach is mostly coral and rocky
3 out of 5
snorkeling at De Palm Island is the best. The parrot fish are the biggest I have ever seen They are beautifully colored and come right up to you
Don't Miss: De Palm Island - The Ticket to Paradise Excursion
5 out of 5
The trip through the locks of the Panama Canal is a must do
Don't Miss: Rain Forrest Aireal Tram
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: The boat ride in the Tortuguero Canals

Pros: Dining Room Staff

Cons: menus, ship's condition, no announcements to inform passengers

Recommends Volendam? No.

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