can you give me any info on volendam (have never sailed HAL so any info will be appreciated).
any comparative pros and cons with the other ships i have listed?
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We are going on the Volendam on the 26th of Dec. Would love to see photos. Can you supply the specific address?Click on Revneal's link one his above post... he has quite a few fantastic photos.
I'll agree with the other posters, she's truly a great ship. We sailed her 2 years ago, loved her so much, we booked her again for next March. She's not what you would say a mega ship, she's just right, not too small, but not too big. I think you will enjoy the Volendam if you decide to sail her. Any specific questions, please ask.doone-
Can you supply the specific address?The link in my signature will take you to a page that has links for all my photos and reviews. If you don't have signatures active, here's that link:
Tables 86 and 87 are upstairs on the railing.(tables for four)
Tables 20 and 22 are by the windows.(tables for four) Altough, it's dark when you will be eating. Tables 80,81,82,83,84 and 85 are also upstairs on the railing.
(all tables for four)
Ekerr, I don't have any table recommendations for upper, I have only eaten lower. I do see another poster has been helpful. We chose the 6:15 pm seating on the Volendam, so we'll be lower.doone-
We found on the Rotterdam that 8:30 was way too late for us. We are now going to give the 6:15 pm seating a try on the Volendam. If you want a BIG round table, we had table M, which is downstairs. Nice, big round table, almost too big, but we had 11 people in our party, we almost had to yell to the person across, but it worked out fine for us. We also had officers dine with us on formal nights, not sure if that the "norm" at that table or not. Table M is located towards the back of the ship, by the windows.doone-
llmoyer123,Thanks for posting the link! I enjoyed it
We have a Holland America Volendam personal planning page, which has many links to Volendam photo albums, personal cruise websites, Menus (MBeamTX), Bar Lists, Cabin Breakfast Menu, stateroom locations (deck layouts), the CDC Sanitation Inspection Scores, many review posts, and more. We will continue to add new information to the page:
I re-posted our dinner menus (and a few dining room lunch menus, too) from our October 2003 Volendam cruise. They disappeared with the old boards; this time I put them in the "Cruise Foodies" board in response to a request for HAL menus. You can find them here:MBeam -
And if you'd like to see a few (very few) pictures of an S suite on Volendam and the bow of the ship, go here: