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We booked this cruise because of the variety of port of calls in a region of the world we didn't really know. We spent a few days in Singapore before boarding, had a chance to scope out the cruise terminal ahead of time. Therefore, our embarkation went very smoothly. We didn't have anything to complain about with the ship or our cabin. We tend to carry our luggage onboard and had no problems with that. We could settle quickly. Food in the dining room and the Lido was good, though service was somewhat slow in the dining room. Entertainment was generaly good when it was the dancers and singers, except for one singer that I didn't like much. The other entertainers were OK. Activities on sea days were the usual shopping/games/casino stuff that we don't partake in. We did like Dr. Kam with his talk about China and Hong Kong though I wish that he had different presentations for the second part of the cruise. Service was perfect throughout the ship. We loved the itinerary but, in some ports of call, we docked far from the actual destination. In these cases, it was difficult to travel independently but we managed and had great adventures in the process. A main complaint with Holland America is the excessive price of their excursions and the lack of information provided to independant travellers by their team. Still, we had a great time and will travel again with HAL.

Great Cruise and Wonderful Itinerary

Volendam Cruise Review by Gone golfing

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Asia
We booked this cruise because of the variety of port of calls in a region of the world we didn't really know. We spent a few days in Singapore before boarding, had a chance to scope out the cruise terminal ahead of time. Therefore, our embarkation went very smoothly.

We didn't have anything to complain about with the ship or our cabin. We tend to carry our luggage onboard and had no problems with that. We could settle quickly. Food in the dining room and the Lido was good, though service was somewhat slow in the dining room. Entertainment was generaly good when it was the dancers and singers, except for one singer that I didn't like much. The other entertainers were OK. Activities on sea days were the usual shopping/games/casino stuff that we don't partake in. We did like Dr. Kam with his talk about China and Hong Kong though I wish that he had different presentations for the second part of the cruise. Service was perfect throughout the ship. We loved the itinerary but, in some ports of call, we docked far from the actual destination. In these cases, it was difficult to travel independently but we managed and had great adventures in the process. A main complaint with Holland America is the excessive price of their excursions and the lack of information provided to independant travellers by their team. Still, we had a great time and will travel again with HAL.
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