16 nights of fun in Asia

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

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2013
Ship: Volendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The ship is nice but a bit outdated for today's expectations. Technology has passed this ship's current capabilities: example 1 - limited number of people accessing the internet at the same time; 2 - wifi access was spotty for android and smartphone use; 3 - who uses DVDs to watch movies? The movie selections were dated and not available because the DVD wasn't returned. Another issue was our first impression of the room was a torn pillow case and improperly installed curtains.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We liked the dining room experience better than the buffet.


3 out of 5
Generally good with exception of Dancing with Stars which was lame

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This is a nice size ship for extended cruising - large enough to have some variety yet small enough to feel like you know your way around without getting lost.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice size room and bathroom. The decor was adequate although it had outdated color schemes especially in the bathroom.

Pros: Seeing SE Asia with all the comforts of a cruise ship without the hassles of changing hotels.

Cons: Difficulty with shore excursions and ports of call being quite far from major attractions

Recommends Volendam? Yes!

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