78 Volendam Tips

kingfleck
Jul 10, 2016

Take a walk on deck 3 early in the morning, which goes all the way around the ship. Watch for whales and enjoy the fresh air.

lynnheady
Jul 23, 2016

Be very clear about what you request. The main desk folks onboard were a bit snippy..

Purumeria
Jan 05, 2017

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.

Cruiser91387265
Jun 26, 2017

Lots of things to do on board.

smonteith
Jul 21, 2017

Embark and disembark early. Water usually available on the Lido deck with ice and lemon slices.Skagway

sofine27
Jul 09, 2017

See the evening shows there great.

tds19720413
Aug 23, 2017

Find someway of communicating with your party as to where you as it's easy to get lost.

samtanker
Mar 22, 2019

don't expect a table for two by the window to be just that. the table near you is 6 inches

Mengcd
Mar 22, 2019

Don’t book a cabin on the 3rd level.

HeidiMonkey
Mar 23, 2019

You need to go find the secret decks on deck 6 and 7 aft. There is a good chance you will be alone on those decks and they are really comfortable. Deck 6 is air conditioned in spots when it is really hot, so it was a wonderful. Go out there for the Panama Canal transit and you will get really great pictures without people in them.

hwpagels
Oct 24, 2017

Select the early meal seating and occasionally go "anytime" or the Lido.

DeanKling
Oct 27, 2017

Realize it is a small ship by today's standards.

bowman2001
Dec 02, 2017

Don't buy the water package. Iced water is served during meal times and freely available from machines in the Lido 24/7. $13.50 per person per day tipping charge is included on your bill. You can ask for this to be removed two days before disembarkation and then reward individual staff directly as you wish. Be aware there is a 15% service charge on all prices shown for drinks.

realahab
Jan 05, 2018

Do check out the entertainment, and the EXC overviews for the ports. The EXC staff (Josh and Phil) were fantastic - very informative and helpful.

rmpaul
Apr 22, 2019

Get s Neptune Suite if you can. The extra service and concierge are nice benefits.

marcy9387020
Mar 06, 2018

It is a very old ship, and the Ship operations team were not customer service friendly. They are cost cutting to the point, where we do not plan to take them again, and we have about 130 cruise days with them over 5 years - Three Star Mariners.

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