Volendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4 out of 5

A great way to spend the Holidays!

Sail Date: December 23, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Volendam is "tired". It's only a few months away from being dry docked...and shows. However, like ALL Holland America Ships the rooms are EXCELLENTLY appointed. We had 3 sharing a room and it never felt too crowded. Food as always, brilliant with HAL. Above all, the Fillipino and Indonesian staff are AWESOME!

Pros: Traveling with friends and family.

Cons: Very old crowd, not enough nightlife.

Recommends Volendam? No.

Colon, Panama
Make sure you take the bus ride....although lengthy, to see the rain forest.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Great port of call. Try the Zip lining!!! Beautiful spot, great birds.
Don't Miss: Zip lining and the rain forest.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Not much has changed in Aruba....it has gotten a little dirtier I think. Good port, great place to snorkel.
Don't Miss: Paradise Island
Curacao
Good shopping, pretty port. The floating bridge is very cool.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Great port of call. Try the Zip lining!!! Beautiful spot, great birds.
Don't Miss: Zip lining and the rain forest.
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
Don't miss the actual Panama Canal crossing. It's a marvel!
Curacao
Good shopping, pretty port. The floating bridge is very cool.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
As always a great way to spend a day. It was out first port of call so a great way to start a relaxing holiday. Could clean up the island a little.
Cruise Gatun Lake (Inside Panama Canal)
Don't miss the actual Panama Canal crossing. It's a marvel!
Colon, Panama
Make sure you take the bus ride....although lengthy, to see the rain forest.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
As always a great way to spend a day. It was out first port of call so a great way to start a relaxing holiday. Could clean up the island a little.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Not much has changed in Aruba....it has gotten a little dirtier I think. Good port, great place to snorkel.
Don't Miss: Paradise Island


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