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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 184 guests have reviewed ms Volendam, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.8 out of 5(184 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples58.2%
Families w/older children10.9%
Singles/Friends10.9%
Families w/young children5.4%
Groups5.4%

Most Recent Reviews

Great cruise given the ports we visited.

Dec 5th, 2018

Jude did a great job and gave excellent advice. I did not rate the ports of call highly as they were boring.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Panama Canal and Volendam

Nov 19th, 2018

We did our own tours. Easy to walk out the pier and get a cab or a tour.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Exceeded out expectations

Nov 6th, 2018

As first time cruisers my husband mainly agreed because I really wanted to go. Plus the Panama Canal and Central America were a draw. But almost from the start, we both were enjoying ourselves. The smaller ship was important to us, not wanting to be stuck on a crowded city ship. We anticipated some down time to kill and took some movies to watch and lots of e-books. Turns out there was plenty to pick from, activities on board and excursions in ports of call. We almost never turned on the TV and didn’t need any movies. They have an extensive library of DVD’s to borrow, but we always found something else we wanted to do. The evening show included two different comedians, both hysterically funny, a magician, singers, dancers, a gymnast, a pianist, etc. The food on the Volendam was exceptional, and we are picky. The servers in the dining room, as well as ALL the crew and officers with whom we had contact, were very friendly and eager to please. We found we were able to order double entrees (if we were hungry enough), more green beans, or whatever. Our “fixed” seating was flexible also. After an initial few days of over-eating, we started making some healthier choices so when we got home, neither one of us had gained weight! That after a 15 day cruise. We did usually take the stairs and we walked the Promenade deck around the ship somewhat regularly. Our cabin had plenty of storage room for us; two drawers under the bed we didn’t even use. We found other cruisers so friendly that we socialized more than we do at home and we even made new friends. We danced for the first time in years! It was so much fun that we booked our next cruise to Alaska for six months hence, on Holland America, of course!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Wonderful, smooth, warm, sunny cruise. Excellent food, activities and service.

Oct 24th, 2018

Other than the noise issue we loved the trip and would do it again. Fix the noise issue, please.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great Canal Cruise

Oct 23rd, 2018

One of the best cruises we've had in years. Love the Volendam!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Panama Canal Cruise

Oct 23rd, 2018

Cruise was great. Some ports of call in Mexico could be elimated because there were only few excursion choices. Lived Puerto Vallarta, Aruba and Curaçao.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Relaxing Visit to Mexico and Central America

Oct 22nd, 2018

Pick your own interests both on board and in ports. We explored Windows 10, America's Testing Kitchen, Mayan ruins, and current cultures.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Fantastic Cruise

Oct 15th, 2018

Great cruise, perfect weather, and met lots of fun people onboard!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Another great Alaska Voyage

Sep 25th, 2018

Weather was great the 99.99 % of the time. The Captain took us into the original Inside Passage (Grenville Channel). Most cruise ships don't go this route but stay in the easier to navigate Hecate Strait. Kudos to the Captain! Had a great time, already booked another trip (out of Seattle this time) for next May.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

A fantastic first cruise experience!

Sep 15th, 2018

A great first experience! Special thank you to our room service person AEP and to Nancy Anderson, co. rep., who made us feel at ease to answer all our questions!

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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