It was a good trip

Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Bay & Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 11, 2014
Ship: Volendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3400
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We enjoyed the cruise very much. The ports of calls were great. Glacier Bay is the best stop. However, there was not much to do on the cruise ship. I believe it has to do with the age group that prefers slow and quiet time. Volendem is a small ship (roughly 1400 guests). Therefore, it may have limit its ability to provide more activities. I was not impressed with the food selection at either the dinning room or the buffet.

 

If you are looking for more to do while on the cruise ship, this one might not be the right one for you.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
It was good

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Not much to do if you don't want to go the bars or the casino

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
N/A

Service and Staff

The bartender, Edwin, at the casino bar was excellent. The stateroom staff was very courteous and friendly

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I heard many good thing abut Holland America. So my expectations were high. But I was somewhat disappointed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice and roomier than we expected. It was always clean.

Ship Tip

Bring rain gear as it rains normally; binoculars for spotting whales and animals

5 out of 5
You do a need a full day to explore the city. Trolley is the best way to do it.
5 out of 5
Whale watching
5 out of 5
Take the tran ride to the border and ride the bike down the hill back to Skagway
5 out of 5
Words cannot describe how majestic the glacier really is. You have to be there
3 out of 5
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