Great cruise but poor dining room servic

Volendam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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10 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 13, 2006
Ship: Volendam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Larger cabin then competition (inside), extremely confortable matress and pillow, nice size ship, not croud and chairs always available anywhere, lido dining was improuved and service was very good with make to order which is rare on low price line, nice wlk around promenade deck with long wooden chair covered by matress a nice plus, very good food. Holland was our prefferred line with Celebrity ( 35 cruises overall ) and the waiter in the dining room was overwhelm, the bosboy was seen 5 times on a 10 days cruise, you could imagine the service suffer, we complained and saw a little improvement but not at all what you would expect on a cruise line. The pools deck was not maintained clean at all time, papers and glass and plate could stay up to 2 hours without been taken!
3 out of 5
No beaches that are nice it`s a volcanic island. We rent a van and tour the island to see cave, national park in the north side and visit small village coming back, town is OK
3 out of 5
No beaches that are nice it`s a volcanic island. We rent a van and tour the island to see cave, national park in the north side and visit small village coming back, town is OK
5 out of 5
Very nice beaches, close to port unexpensive to go by cab
5 out of 5
One of the nicest island with about everything for everyone, notice that cab are very expensive $9 per person to go to Magen Bays a familly of 2 kids cost you $72 round trip+beach entrance of $8 and $10 for 2 chairs, $90 total to go to the beach?! cruise line should talked to tourism office about that and our ship was on the side port which is to far to walk to town versus main terminal!
5 out of 5
One of the nicest island with about everything for everyone, notice that cab are very expensive $9 per person to go to Magen Bays a familly of 2 kids cost you $72 round trip+beach entrance of $8 and $10 for 2 chairs, $90 total to go to the beach?! cruise line should talked to tourism office about that and our ship was on the side port which is to far to walk to town versus main terminal!
1 out of 5
If you like water fall their is multiple nice sites not suitable for older citizen due to good exercice to reach them, city is poor and packed with flea market that are all the same, nothing to see in town.
1 out of 5
If you like water fall their is multiple nice sites not suitable for older citizen due to good exercice to reach them, city is poor and packed with flea market that are all the same, nothing to see in town.
5 out of 5
Extremely nice sand, calm beache, water is so clear that you see your fingertoes in 5 feet of water, clean, a lot of ship activities, beautyfull
5 out of 5
Very nice beaches, close to port unexpensive to go by cab
5 out of 5
Extremely nice sand, calm beache, water is so clear that you see your fingertoes in 5 feet of water, clean, a lot of ship activities, beautyfull

Pros: Quality of food, ship size no croud

Cons: poor dining room service out of 35 cruises

Recommends Volendam? Yes!

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