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Darina Reynolds

Age: 33

Occupation:Foster Mother

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Volendam

Sailing Date: June 10, 2002

Itinerary: Alaska

This was my first Cruise; I had built it up so much, I was afraid I would be disappointed. I was not! It was the most wonderful vacation I have ever been on. The Volendam, is Spacious, and has the most beautiful art work, and there are always fresh flowers on board the ship, with the most beautiful vases. There are plenty of places to sit and relax, and just enjoy the scenery out the windows. Or out on the many decks. When I was on the cruise, the Activity Staff and crew, made me feel like family, they were caring, considerate, tender, and loving. They treated me as if they had known me for years. This is truly how a cruise should be. There are so many activities to do everyday, you can choose to do any, all, or none of them, it is up to you. The Formal Dining room is a place of complete elegance, yet, it is a place, and you can feel comfortable going in just jeans and a t-shirt. They do have two formal nights, but if you don’t have a formal dress, that is all right, you can wear a pantsuit or a nice church dress. The Headwaiters and Stewards are very friendly and will make sure you have plenty to eat. They are kind and considerate, and if you try something new and don’t like it, you can send it back and they will get you something else, and they don’t mind doing it, their job is to serve and please you. It makes them happy to see a smile on your face. Please, Go and enjoy a cruise on the MS Volendam, the Inside Passage to Alaska is what I took and it was absolutely wonderful.

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