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Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews

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560 Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews


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djack77494

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Volendam's Grand South America Voyage 2020

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The ports. The ports. The ports. The Price. The line (HAL). These are the things that attracted me to this voyage. This voyage of 11 weeks was my first cruise with a duration of over three weeks, and that ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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esanesel

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Our second and last cruise on HAL

One star for Lincoln Center Stage and One more for our waiters and cabin steward, I'm behind generous. We chose this 30 day itinerary, round trip Fort Lauderdale, because we were anxious to sail on the Amazon ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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MischiefNM

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rollercoaster of highs and lows

Because of this cruise, I am no longer feeling the love I used to feel as a 3 star mariner on HAL. We had a very spacious cabin 2555, but in the 16 days we were in it, the air conditioning never worked and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rboggia

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

After sailing on the Eurodam in March, 2019 on an extended cruise to the south pacific, we were hoping that the Volendam would be an improvement concerning food quality. We were pleasantly surprised and did not have ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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LORDBOWDON

5 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise Itinerary, But Cost Cutting Even More Evident

You may wonder why I only gave this a 4 star review, when for all the sub-items below I have rated them as 5 stars. The answer is because the ship had just come out of a two week dry dock, and as a result, many ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mama2bifs

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great fun minus a little luster

My daughter and I booked this cruise wanting some sun and fun and a vacation over a week long. This was great. We know HAL well and her pace suits our needs. We LOVE food, being waited on, quiet time, and a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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LovesTravel31

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cabin location marred whole experience

Our 7 night dream Alaskan cruise was greatly marred due to the horrid cabin location. Cabin 392 and neighbouring cabins should not be used for paying guests (especially NOT as an UPGRADE) unless passengers made ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Don and Char

11 Reviews Written

101 Helpful Votes

A very nice short voyage!

Our voyage on the MS Volendam was short, but sweet! This ship is still in very good shape. It is scheduled for another retrofit next month. We flew to Vancouver to join the ship on it's transition from Alaska to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lovecabo2002

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

We had never been to Alaska and as we're getting up in years we felt that if we were going to do it, we would do it all in one go. So when we saw a Holland America three-day cruise, followed by a nine-day land ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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alaska sailors

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Really good for adults!

We chose HAL again after examining the Alaska ports visited, length of cruise, & the passenger capacity of the Volendam. It can accommodate (per the HAL website) 1432 guests and only has about 9 floors. We booked ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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MRamsay

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Service and Food Fell Way Below Expectations

In reading many of the reviews and write-ups on this ship I started to think I was on the wrong ship. I did not experience any of the great service and food everyone else was raving about. By day 2 I had already ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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newbie68

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Expectations exceeded ! 7 day Vancouver return

We made the decision to do an Alaskan cruise on the Volendam with HAL earlier in the spring when some friends suggested we join them as they knew we were cruise fanatics (10 previous cruises in the past 5 years). We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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rayjitsu

9 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Oldie but goodie

We have been cruising to Alaska many times because as resident in Vancouver, it is an easy trip for us. One hour leaving from our house, we will be sitting at the ship's top deck eating lunch. Volendam, compare ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cruising Canuck

1 Review Written

Nice family cruise

My wife and I took our 2 daughters, 2 grandsons and nephew (all young adults) on a family cruise as all of us were celebrating a "milestone" birthday this year. We had originally booked on Princess because we ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Gigi and Carlos

1 Review Written

Interesting and pleasant first experience

My wife and I are seasoned travelers but we have never experienced a cruise. She choose a crossing of the Panama Canal for our 4oth wedding anniversary. A bit daring as it was 21 days and I am known to get sea sick ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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anchor-tanker

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mediocre cruise, but still love Holland America

One of the things I love about HAL, is the Neptune lounge, so I usually opt for the suite.. It's expensive-- about a thousand Cnd a day-- but worth it.. So this cruise, you couldn't have asked for nicer ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ppotte

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise makes us converts

We chose this because my Aunt always cruises with Holland. We are really enjoying it. Have a Vista Suite and it’s very comfortable. It was hard to tell from pictures how large it was but it’s plenty large. Tub ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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thyme2go

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Most likely last time for HAL...... : (

I chose this short cruise to introduce a 'newb' to cruising. It was intended to give her a taste of cruising.......more than a one day overnight repositioning. By the time you add airfare to SF, and cost to get ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Forester Gump

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

We do an annual late winter cruise every year. We've traveled mainly on HAL, and have been pleased with the smaller ships and good service. This year we did the full transit of the Panama Canal, leaving from San ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Rocklin Cruiser

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Awesome cruise through the Panama Canal

Panama Canal was on the bucket list, so we pulled the trigger. The price on the Volendam from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco was to good to pass up. This was a 17 day cruise in April so there were kids on board ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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tigar88

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

HAL Does it Again

Embarkation was organized by group number you're assigned as you check in. We spent a few minutes chatting with fellow passengers and soon enough we were called aboard. There probably is not a wait if you arrive ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Liat

22 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Completing the Trip

Finishing the Trip – Lima to San Diego – February 15 to March 4 , 2019 Why this cruise? We had sailed from San Diego to Callao/Lima 5 years ago on the “old” Statendam and wanted to do the return trip. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ellenvenhoff

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Volendam Incas cruise 2019

This cruise was chosen because the ports were places we had not visited yet. While 15 nights on board were about 7 too many, we were able to visit 6 new cities during that time. Our days at sea were restful & quiet ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Marycook

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Almost 30 days of cold dining

The ports were new to us and the timing worked so we chose the 30-day Incan Empire Voyage. Embarkation was OK, we heard later this year the ship will be under review as to updates. Cabin fine, but the tiny TV and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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orecruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lima Round Trip

Did this cruise before twice, and really liked the ports. So much more to see in each area. The excursions were really great, on board a different story. The EXC events were lacking in quality speakers, related to ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Volendam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.9
Dining4.04
Entertainment3.53.4
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.7
Family3.53.7
Enrichment5.03.5
Service5.04.2
Value For Money4.03.7
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