78 Volendam Tips

mBleacher
Mar 21, 2018

Really get to know the crew and reward them with tips when they've really helped you out. They work HARD for a little bit of money and they should be recognized with praise and tangible cash whenever possible. Some Australians (who don't do tipping where they come from) actually advised us to have our cabin gratuity charges removed because the crew is well paid. I disagree. Also, if the captain opens the bow of the ship for viewing, it's a good experience once. Get your photo with the ship's bell and that will be fine. It's deck 4 forward and you get there through the main theater backstage.

amyltx
May 12, 2018

For this transpacific sailing I was in the perfect location for the poets and in particular glacier bay! But it’s location was great for either the forward or aft activities and access to Neptune lounge, explorers cafe and/or any of the public areas. Perfect ship size

Eziebarth
May 30, 2018

the early night shows/entertainment and the America's test Kitchen shows both fill up quick so I suggest getting there 15-20 mins early.

1Chsecty
Jul 06, 2018

Only the doors are magnetic, so don't count on using wall space for your magnets.

timnancycruise
Apr 10, 2019

Only 1200 people on board if you like a smaller ship

bpbrowe
Aug 20, 2018

We were able to find a seat most anywhere on the ship at anytime.

pvs2
Aug 31, 2018

When the weather is ok do breakfest on the after deck.

Peglegjoe
Aug 31, 2018

The gala dinners don’t require ladies to wear cocktail dresses, and very few did, so leave them at home and save space

kazza1
Sep 07, 2018

Just enjoy the cruise. Don't worry about anything. Any problems that arise the staff will fix.

rcleroux
Sep 15, 2018

Get a more recent ship and dont mind all the ads for buying expensive jewelry

mherrett01
Sep 26, 2018

If you need an ADA room, reserve well in advance.

crackers5313134
Oct 24, 2018

You'll enjoy sailing a smaller (1400 passengers) vessel rather than the mega cruise ships

nishasf
Nov 20, 2018

This particular itinerary is easy and fun. You dont need a huge suitcase of clothes. Pack light

jwmason41
Dec 06, 2018

Great ship, but I would not recommend this cruise.

zevsmom
Jan 10, 2019

Enjoy. Be prepared for walking which effects those of us with mobility problems

Ynottimothy
Jan 22, 2019

To the Ship's planners: we very much wanted to have more time on Half Moon Cay. Suggest that could be a two day stay knowing that a lot has to do with the weather. "Could it always be as beautiful as our short time there?" Be sure to have and apply plenty of Sun Block; have a full brim hat with a tie down and long sleeve thin shirt. Be careful the amount of time spent in the sun.

jpmahaffeyc3d1c
Jan 24, 2019

Bring a warm jacket or sweater, the ship was rather cool through out the cruise.

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