Veendam

3.7 out of 5

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Veendam is a medium ship, carrying 1350 passengers and 580 crew, and sails from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida and Boston, Massachusetts.

Sails from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida, Cruise St. Lawrence River, Boston, Massachusetts

Cruises to: Cuba, Caribbean - Eastern, North America

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Tired old ship

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I would not get on this ship again if it were free. The ports were fine, but the quality of the ship really affects the entire cruise. Thankfully we were able to visit the Pinnacle Grill more than once. The Neptune lounge was nice and convenient, but I didn't feel the staff was very attentive.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Loved the Lanai cabin

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I would definitely recommend this cruise to people. This is not a cruise where you party the whole time and drink. There weren't a lot of young kids. It was an older group. I would guess the average age is 50. Once again, I loved the Lanai Stateroom! I feared that people walking on the deck outside would be noisey. But, that was not the case.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
4 out of 5

Canada thru the St Lawrence seaway

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We love to cruise! We love Holland America and the destinations were so fun. The size of the ship was perfect, and it was a very nice ship. Everything was well done, and the staff great. we went for the destinations and not the cruise line, ship, but it all worked out fine.

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4 out of 5

A Pleasant Affair

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We had good weather, river and ocean were calm. Met some interesting people. Saw some new country. Thought food was so-so and entertainment in Showroom disappointing.

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: M

  • Total Passengers: 1350

  • Total Crew: 580

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.33

  • Built: May 1996

  • Refurbished: 7 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 10

  • Total Cabins: 675

  • Cabin Categories: 68

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paintedturtle
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 13, 2016

Neptune suites get special breakfasts in the Pinnacle lounge...Breakfast room service was great too...

Scoot119
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 04, 2016

Check out the signature or premium beverage package on day one and then do the math. If you think you'll end up spending more than $45/day per person on "beverages" (and they ain't cheap), it might be worth it. Even so, the wine included on the lower-end signature package is not exactly the best.

travelbug2015
Contributor Level: Second Mate
Aug 23, 2016

Ship serves tea & snacks in Dining room each afternoon. Very nice. We used ship's nice gym several times. We celebrated an anniversary & waiters brought a small cake & sang to us. Ask about this service. Vendors in terminals will give small discount if you show ship card.

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