The Veendam is a great ship on which to view the Panama Canal transit--outside upper deck, inside large lounge (air conditioned), smaller deck on Level 10, and a large bow, plus all around public Deck 6, and of course the full Lido deck. The service was great, and the food was good. Other than the four port days in a row, there were sea days mixed in with the other ports, so there was lots of time to sleep, eat, read, and rest.
This itinerary was great--to see places I had never been before. Booking through was easy and efficient. Check-in was amazing--no long lines to wait in, even though there were possibly 3,000 passengers. Dining, of course, was good, and the buffet had a large variety of foods. Excursions through the ship are expensive, but the guides are good, and of course we felt safe. All of the ports were interesting.
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