Total Relaxation

Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Glacier Bay & Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 30, 2014
Ship: Volendam
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 7002
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Top level of average

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Too few dining room staff

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Starting to show wear

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Generous size

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
I could do without being herded into a warehouse for embarkation
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Take the locally owned minibus tour
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Visit Creek
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