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199 Asia Volendam Asia Cruise Reviews


Longwood50 avatar

Longwood50

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't sail with Holland America - Cruise a Disaster

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I have been on over 20 cruises with numerous lines. While some were better than others I never complained about anything. This cruise was an absolute nightmare. This was a 14 day cruise that included Singapore, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


evfred avatar

evfred

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ship, terrible tour.

We took this cruise because we wanted to see Japan, as well as Shanghai, Alaska and Vancouver. And this cruise did it all! We love the Volendam!! Just the right size, not crowded, great staff everywhere ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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MischiefNM

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Japan Cruise on the Volendam (1 disabled, married pax, 1 husband and a friend)

There were three adults in our cabin, an inside cabin, that was supposed to be wheelchair-accessible, but when the third adult was added to the reservation, the travel agent changed us to the wrong sized cabin. Not ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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332266

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with a wonderful itinerary - highly recommend it.

We loved our cruise itinerary. Seeing Japan was our goal and the added days in Shanghai, South Korea, and Alaska were nice additional perks. The ports were all fantastic and the excursions we took through HAL were ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Jackie3

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lovely itinerary, room for improvement on the ship

I loved the itinerary of my cruise on the Volendam. I sailed from Singapore to Shanghai and discovered many unknown ports and countries. As far as the itinerary was concerned the trip exceeded expectations. As ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JohnandEl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime - Loved the Volendam and the Itinerary

I wanted to wait a few months to go by to write this review of our trip on the Volendam which left Vancouver on Sept 29, and ended in Shanghai a month later. This was our fifth cruise on Holland America and longest ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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konanoff

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Volendam Review for recent 28 night SE Asia and Indonesia cruise

For an older ship we were impressed. Dining room dinners were great, both the selection of food and quality of wait staff. Lido food as expected was mediocre but about as expected. the burger bar on Lido deck was ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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kuhnau

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship with tasteful decor, well maintained, friendly service

I was attracted to the itinerary which had 9 ports: Singapore, Thailand [2], Cambodia [1], Vietnam [4] and Hong Kong. The voyage was 16 days: January 16 - February 1, 2018. This would normally be the dry season ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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BSinPNS

21 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Indonesia In Depth - Great Crew and Ship

We had a great time on Volendam’s 14 day, February 14 Indonesia sailing from/to Singapore. The crew was great, food was very good and the ship is in excellent condition. It had been several years since we sailed ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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melkmeisje55

1 Review Written

Very good 14 days cruise visiting many Asian highlights.

Choose this cruise for the itinerary and earlier good experiences with Holland America Line. Had a very comfortable outside cabin on Main deck with renovated bathroom, now having a spacious walk in shower. Cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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rcvine

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Volendam Asia cruise was fabulous in every way!

My experience on the January 31, 2018 sailing of the Volendam from Hong Kong to Singapore far exceeded my expectations. Having owned a large Incentive Travel planning company, I am admittedly very critical of ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DawnBreaks

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

In Depth with HAL

This was my first time on the Volendam, but not my last. The captain skillfully maneuvered this medium size cruise ship through high waves at the port of Nha Trang, Vietnam, and kept all the guests well informed. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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JennDonn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Far East Asia

My mother chose this line as she had travelled with Holland America previously. It is a good way to see countries in Asia: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and then stop in Hong Kong. The ship itself was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DMax2pt8

1 Review Written

28-Day Indonesia & Far East Discovery

Second time with HAL, we were concerned about the length of the voyage at 28 days. But at the end, 28 days journey has gone by fast. We find this is one of the more enjoyable trips we experienced. The itinerary was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Epicureangirl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Eating our way through Asia on and off the ship -- superb.

Warning, if you're not a foodie the first few paragraphs will bore you! FOOD & DINING VENUES I am a lowly two-star mariner, but know the ropes of HAL cruising and had been going to the specialty restaurants to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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marshhayden

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Asian cruise

We needed a cruise that would fit in with my husband's work commitments and had a suitable itinerary. This cruise fit the bill and as we had sailed on the Volendam before, we were happy to book the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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gringorn

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Sedate Journey

We chose this 28 day back to back for the itinerary. Overall, the cruise was good but not outstanding in any aspect really. The ship had just come out of another dry dock. It still looks aged in many areas but is ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Frank Mul

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not fit for passengers

Just out of dry dock and work still going on all over. AC in our cabin not working, far from ideal in tropical climate. We had an outside door to the lanai deck but this was broken!!! Temperature in our cabin was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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rlwalte

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Always pleased with the HAL experience

Chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary. My wife and I have been to several of the places around the world that HAL travels and this one has certainly been on my bucket list. I gave this particular cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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macntrudi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

SE Asia cruise

Wanted some warmth and sunshine and chose this cruise as a different experience from the Caribbean. Weather was very good until the last few days but didn't prevent us from some very interesting excursions. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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celebrating seniors

6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise to Asia

My husband and I chose this cruise because we have never been to Asia and thought it would be a great addition to cruises we have already taken. We were not disappointed. The ports were well worth seeing and the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Mrs Mon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good ship with exciting destinations

The Volendam is a lovely medium sized ship. The staff are excellent extremely friendly and efficient. Food was very good both in the restaurant and in the Lido. My cabin 3331 was spacious with plenty of wardrobe ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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CruiserfromAussie

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved this cruise

We just finished our cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore over Christmas and New Year. What a great way to spend the holiday! We loved the ship. Just the perfect size. We thoroughly enjoyed all our excursions but, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Mariner1118

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Great Staff but the Volendam should have stayed in drydock

As other cruisers have put it, this ship should have stayed in drydock. The information published on the internet about the refurbishment indicated some great changes that would certainly enhance the cruise. Coupled ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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discodave39

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise experience

We chose this cruise because we wanted to sample Asia and picked Holland America as this was the most extensive itinerary. Unfortunately we did not believe we would be sacrificing the quality of our holiday. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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