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  • Food

    5
  • Entertainment

    3
  • Cabin

    4
  • Crew

    5
  • Price

    4
  • Value

    4

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  • Overall

    4
  • Food

    5
  • Entertainment

    4
  • Cabin

    4
  • Crew

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  • Price

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  • Value

    5
Jul 2011

"Sailing is for everyone"

I have sailed with a number of friends, who in their mature years, need special considerations. My friend, who is ceiliac needs gluten free meals, could not believe the care and attention getting her special toast each morning and a dishful of cookies for afternoon tea. Another friend loves to start with lemon juice; before the trip had ended, freshly squeezed lemon juice awaited her as she walked up to breakfast. Two friends, who are single, felt that more could have been organised for the singles set, but enjoyed the trivia quiz sessions. I enjoyed the most informative talks given pre-berthing[ note the 'e'], and although the HAL tours were well organised, I enjoyed negotiating the local bus services, where possible.

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  • Cruise Name: Volendam
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Sailed: January 2010
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  • Food

    5
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  • Crew

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  • Price

    4
  • Value

    5
Jun 2011

"The COOL!!!!! Cruise"

While the Volendam is an older ship it still remains an elegant ship.The service from all the crew made me feel like a VIP. We required a disabled cabin which was set out for easy access to both bed and bathroom. Every night we received an animal made from a towel and two chocolates each. The buffet food in the casual dining area was excellent with different menus every night. The other restaurants also had fantastic food. There were different shows every night,each being of high quality. Lots of games and demonstrations throughout the day for those at sea and shows in the evenings. 2 for the price of one cocktails and deliciuos hors'dourves. Going ashore at every town provided heaps of entertainment, with trips to see wildlife,culture,local towns and shopping. This sounds like a glowing review, well the Volendam is

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  • Cruise Name: Volendam
  • Destination: Australia / New Zealand
  • Sailed: January 2010
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The Voldendam is a ship in the Holland America fleet,  most famous for fresh flowers and floral designs throughout each ship and a refined, traditional atmosphere. Here's where you can read reviews by past cruisers and get a feel for what this elegant vessel has in store!

With a guest capacity of 1,432 and a crew of 615, the Volendam is a smaller, more intimate cruise than many. She is 781 feet long, has a beam of of 105.8 feet, and a maximum speed of 23 knots.

She sails to Alaska, British Columbia, around Australia, Singapore, Bali, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.


Entertainment

In between ports, you can pass the time in the casino, the gym, the thermal suite, at the lido pool, or check out the nightly live shows and entertainment on at the two-tiered Frans Hals Show Lounge. There are a number of lounges where you can sit back with a cocktail, and there's even a piano bar for something a little different.

The Dancing with the Stars at Sea is a highlight of the trip, held in the Frans Hals Show Lounge and running much like the television show, except with volunteer passengers on the stage and a live audience to judge the winners.


Dining

The Volendam offers diners the choice of traditional meals at specific times or more relaxed dining options throughout the ship as part of the As You Wish dining package.

You can also opt to stay in and simply order complimentary room service at any time of the day or night.


Accommodation

There are a range of staterooms on board the Volendam to suit any style of traveller and any budget.

An interior room is within the ship with elegant decor, a sofa bed, a TV and DVD player and a number of other amenities. An oceanview room gives you a window to the world, while a Lanai room has access to the lower promenade deck balcony. At the top of the range are the Vista and Neptune suites, complete with spacious sitting areas, balcony access, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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