The first in a new series of Holland America Line ships, the Volendam entered service in 1999. She is deployed in the Caribbean during the winter months and in Alaska during the summer season.
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50 5 Eastern Caribbean7 users found this review helpful.
The sister ship the Zaandam was newer and more up to date. I understand the Volendam goes into dry dock in Dec. for a total re-do. It needs it. The rugs are stained, the menu at the...read more
40 something 5 Eastern/Southern Caribbean5 users found this review helpful.
Day minus One - Leave The Artic Cold of Michigan! My cruise partner (best friend Joan) and I set off for Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, January 14. My ever patient boyfriend Joe (also know as...read more
47 2 Alaska20 users found this review helpful.
All in all it was a wonderful cruise. The service (dining as well as cabin) was excellent. Not sure if ours was the typical cruise, but most passengers were of the 70+ age bracket. Not...read more
teens 2 Alaska25 users found this review helpful.
Best for people who want: A laidback, relaxed environment with not to many children around, midsized ship, excellent service, impeccable décor and a small splash of fun! 40+...read more
57 1 Alaska18 users found this review helpful.
We took a Wednesday to Wednesday cruise to Alaska from May 26th to June 2nd. The best thing about this cruise was it was midweek and the school year had not ended so there were few...read more
40s 2 Southern Caribbean3 users found this review helpful.
The cruise was especially disappointing since we planned it at least 6 months in advance and ordered A minisuites. My mother, husband, 12 year old son and I traveled together. We had...read more
58 4 Southern Caribbean2 users found this review helpful.
01 December 2003 Departure from Fort Lauderdale 02 December At sea 03 December At sea 04 December Willlemstad Curacao 05 December Isla Margarita Venezuela 06 December Port of...read more
55 20+ Southern Seafarer4 users found this review helpful.
We were a group of 15 friends and relatives taking our first Holland America cruise, Nov 1st to 11th 2003, on the Southern Seafarer itinerary visiting Bonaire, Isla Marguereta, St. Lucia,...read more
58 9 Southern Caribbean1 users found this review helpful.
Like a Cruise out of a Steven King Novel, let the fun begin. From limited hours and food rationing in the Lido Buffet, to lack of service in the beautiful Rotterdam Dining Room,...read more
59 15 Alaska Inside Passage11 users found this review helpful.
This was our 6th Hal cruise. The Volendam is beautiful and well designed. Our ocean view cabin was spacious and very comfortable. We had plenty of storage space and loved the bathtub....read more