Great cruise given the ports we visited.

Volendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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15 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Ft. Lauderdale To San Diego)

Sail date: November 18, 2018

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1891

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Jude did a great job and gave excellent advice. I did not rate the ports of call highly as they were boring.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
breakfast ordered was not always hot in the 4th floor; one time it was cold-butter would NOT melt on the pancakes. Specialty restaurant was the best!!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Barry and Justin both did a great job.


3 out of 5
I was NOT a fan of the guys and gals singing and dancing--give them a two.. Did give a five to comedian and tenor.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The two people who took care of our cabin were the best (1891)

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Well done, although there were place that needed painting touchups.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Great ship, but I would not recommend this cruise.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
That five hour tour was the best part of the trip.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

3 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Balboa

3 out of 5

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

3 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5

San Diego, California

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Went smoothly and fast.
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