Pacific Crossing

Volendam Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

17 Night North Pacific Crossing (Yokohama To Vancouver)

Sail date: April 14, 2014

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Very organized right from the beginning.  Transfer from the airport to the ship was done perfectly.  Our room (Neptune Suite) was very nice.  The advantage of the Concierge and Neptune Lounge made the suite perfect.


Four ports in Japan were all interesting and different.


First time to Alaska - Due to weather we could not get into Kodiak so we went to Juneau instead.  They were not fully prepared for a cruise ship as the first one scheduled was not for another week. In 48 hours however from the time we knew we could not get into Kodiak - shore excursions and stores were ready to receive us.  Alaska is a must do cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
issues sometimes cooking steak well done or medium well

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

5 out of 5

Aomori, Japan

5 out of 5

Hakodate, Japan

5 out of 5

Kushiro, Japan

5 out of 5

Cross International Dateline

5 out of 5

Kodiak, Alaska Did not visit port

did not get there did Juneau instead

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

3 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

3 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Mount Fuji in Japan Hirosaki Castle Town, Aomori Japan Neptune Suite on Volendam
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