Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Total Relaxation

Sail Date: July 30, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

This was our first cruise. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever experienced. We disconnected and let the world float by - wonderful! I am told we were lucky with the weather given that we had about half an hour of drizzle and nothing more. Our suite was 7002 which is very generous in size. On the plus side you only have another verandah on one side of you and the verandah is large. On the minus there is a staff service door in the hallway outside which occasionally has a fair amount of traffic going in and out which you can hear. Overall the food was good - fresh and well prepared, but it was nothing exceptional. I would say top level of average. The dining rooms and buffet all suffered from too few staff so that service was below the standard you would expect. In term of the ship itself, it seemed to glide along but the décor is starting to show its age.

Ship Quality
Starting to show wear
Food and Dining
Top level of average
Cabin / Stateroom
Generous size
Service and Staff
Too few dining room staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
I could do without being herded into a warehouse for embarkation
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Take the locally owned minibus tour
Cruise Glacier Bay
Ketchikan, Alaska
Visit Creek
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska


If you are an adult and want to swim comfortably get to the pool when it first opens to avoid the crowd.

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