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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

2 out of 5

28 Night Far East & Indonesian Discovery Holiday (Hong Kong To Singapore)

Sail date: December 06, 2016

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2217

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

We planed this cruise year ago. We wanted spend time all holiday in the cruise ship.    Ship were very old. Nothing fancy, elegant in the reception area. There is no lobby. Usually I take a lot of pictures, but was not this time. Not so many people are dress up for the gala night. Quality of food was better than Princess. They make fresh pancake or serve you salad, but getting food in buffe there is long line everyday. I do not believe it. Getting omulets takes 10 Minuit, getting Salad 7 minuit everyday. I could not do this ever day for 28 days. They have small swimming poor that was everyday occupied by kids. Price of tour seemed to be expensive to me, because it's cost you only 3 hour tour over $ 100. There are some complimentary Shuttle by Holland America in some city, but they do not tell you in advance.

Only thing I miss a lot is dinning staff. They are working very hard, very friendly and nice. Do I take another cruise with Holland America?

Even thought I liked dinning, I probably not. Proses to getting bord, I had bad customer service, too.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Big serving and good quality food.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Not much. It's a small ship


1 out of 5
Two singers are competed each other and screaming. They have great dancers,but they only dance behind of singers.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
This ship is good for the family with small children .

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
All dinning staff are wonderful and friendly . Front desk manager did not handle my dusput well.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was good

Ship tip

If you feel like you have physicaly problem. This ship is easy to acsess to everywhere. I feel like a I am still young and have a lot of energy, so I needed have more activity and elegant ship to enjoy holiday.

Ports of call

Hong Kong

5 out of 5

Ha Long Bay City (Hanoi), Vietnam

5 out of 5

Hue (Da Nang), Vietnam

5 out of 5
Good souvenir you can buy and get massage. Super inexpensive.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

3 out of 5

Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

3 out of 5
Second time in Phu My, so busy.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

5 out of 5
Should take Tuku-Tuku?

Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand

5 out of 5

Ko Samui, Thailand

5 out of 5
There are a lot of taxi driver in the pier. They can take you everywhere all day about $ 50 to $ 80.

Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Indonesia

3 out of 5

Semarang, Java, Indonesia

3 out of 5

Surabaya, Java, Indonesia

3 out of 5

Komodo Island, Indonesia

3 out of 5
You can only land with tour guid.

Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia

1 out of 5
Not much to see this place. Taxi is expensive. Driver try to charge you a lot.

Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

5 out of 5
Ubudo is another place to see it, but a lot of traffic.

Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

3 out of 5


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