Exciting Panama Cruise

Volendam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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17 Night Panama Canal (San Diego To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: October 01, 2019

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3326

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

As mentioned earlier this ship was on a relocation cruise headed for dry dock in the Bahamas. Service may have been curtailed because of this. They did the best they could but the trip was still enjoyable. There was a good variety of shore excursions available. The temperature of the ship was colder than was necessary.


5 out of 5
Very uneventful

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We were a little disappointed with the food experience. The food quality was not as good as it has been on some previous cruises. There staff was at a minimum.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
The entertainment was adequate but not spectacular

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The service was not like it had been on some cruises.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was on a relocation and I think that this may have affected the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The location of our room was ideal.

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5
We had been there so did not take any shore excursions

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

5 out of 5

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Very good narration of the canal as we passed through.

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Disappointed that stores were closed because of Sunday. Nothing that the cruise company could do about this.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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