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Volendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

15 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Ft. Lauderdale To San Diego)

Sail date: March 19, 2019

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7062

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Panama Canal was the highlight of the cruise for me! Very nice excursions at each port of call.


5 out of 5
Very well organized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent and great variety

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great piano bar and great dancing.


5 out of 5
Very good dancers, comedian and singers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very good and had a great room steward.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean and updated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice balcony, comfortable bed and nice bath room. Lots of space for clothes.

Ship tip

Only 1200 people on board if you like a smaller ship

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Good port to get onto ship.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
If you sun or swim, this was nice. Had a nice lunch at noon.

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Went to five emerald shops and saw old town.

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5
Highlight of cruise!

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Stayed on ship all day.

Exit Panama Canal At Balboa

5 out of 5
Din not stop in Panama City but was impressed by the skyline.

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Took a bus ride to San Jose and toured the city.

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
Toured a banana plantation. What an experience!

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
Toured a coffee plantation. Saw a volcano erupt.

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
Toured downtown Huatulco and visit large church next to the square.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Toured a Taquilla distillery. Very good lunch and saw downtown boardwalk.

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
Port was easy to get luggage and go through customs. Transfer to airport was very easy. Had buses ready to take you there.


5 out of 5
Very well organised.
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