Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not our best cruise, not our worst.

Sail Date: May 11, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Best part of the cruise was the time spent in Glacier Bay.

Worst part of the cruise was the noisy room.

Food was mostly O.K., nothing exceptional.

Entertainment was mediocre for a cruise ship, especially so close to shore.

Cabin / Stateroom
Noisy 3 nights of the cruise. Sounded like construction going on over or beside the room. Staff could not find the source.
Only one electric outlet in the whole room. Where do you charge cameras, cell phones and IPad?
Impossible to use the sink without getting water all over the floor. The sink was angled down away from the wall so that any water that splashed onto the counter, ran off and down to the floor.
Very dry heat in the room, so that skin and nasal passages became dry and irritated.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation in Vancouver was the slowest we have ever experienced with any of our cruises and that is in spite of completing everything on line.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Given the size of the various ports, spending money on a city tour is a complete waste. You can walk through most of them in a few minutes. Otherwise they were interesting ports of call. Glacier Bay, although not a port was the highlight of the cruise.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Main dining O.K. Lido buffet always busy, but fast and filling.
Italian specialty restaurant not worth the price.
Pinnacle specialty restaurant lunch best value on the ship.

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