Number of Cruises: 8
Cruise Line: Holland America
Sailing Date: March 11th, 2006
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
We took our very first cruise aboard the Veendam when it was just 9 months new. She is showing her years, but was clean. My Mother-in-law gave 11 of us our 2nd cruise on Holland. All suites w/balconies! The first time she treated us was 2 years ago on the Zuiderdam. The trip on the Zuiderdam was horrible. My daughter and I both got food poisioning on that trip. So going on another cruise we had hoped would not be a repeat.
Well we did get sick. This time 8 out of the 11 either got food poisioning or some kind of nasty virus. I've been trying to put it together on why we all got so sick. The one thing we all had in common was the soda card for the family reunion. We all would get our drinks from the pool bar. Don't know if that is the connection but we are all wondering. No more HAL cruises for us. We will take our cruises on another line.