I found this trip as a special in January and booked it true HAL, I'm so glad I did it was amazing. From the captain down the crew was outstanding, one of my best cruises yet. Fun facts of the day were my highlights, captain and staff captain very friendly and eat meals in the Lido. From the cabin stewards to the dinning room stewards it was excellent, off course on a long cruise you get to know the crew. Only the ports of call in Brazil I did not feel safe. The ship shows it age a bit with no HD tv or other fancy things but then I don't spend much time in the cabin. My reason to use Holland America is that I like the mature crowd and love the small ship feel. The next cruise is on another HAL ship the new Statendam. Look forward to a new ship even she is a lot bigger.

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Veendam Cruise Review by Lazy Lakes

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom
I found this trip as a special in January and booked it true HAL, I'm so glad I did it was amazing.

From the captain down the crew was outstanding, one of my best cruises yet.

Fun facts of the day were my highlights, captain and staff captain very friendly and eat meals in the Lido.

From the cabin stewards to the dinning room stewards it was excellent, off course on a long cruise you get to know the crew.

Only the ports of call in Brazil I did not feel safe.

The ship shows it age a bit with no HD tv or other fancy things but then I don't spend much time in the cabin.

My reason to use Holland America is that I like the mature crowd and love the small ship feel.

The next cruise is on another HAL ship the new Statendam.

Look forward to a new ship even she is a lot bigger.
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Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin K 689
Older ship no fridge, very few electrical outlets but room steward gave an extention cord.
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