Relaxing cruise from Boston to Quebec on Veendam

Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Quebec To Boston)
Sail Date: June 07, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 103
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The first week of June was mostly sunny with average high of 62 degrees, very nice for our cruise. Especially enjoyed Bar Harbor and Quebec. If we were in control, we'd skip the stop in Sydney, Nova Scotia, a tiny town that appears depressed and doesn't offer much to do. Instead, we'd prefer another night in Quebec, or an additional night in Bar Harbor. I would've like time to hike the trails in Bar Harbor. 

The dinners in the Rotterdam were generally very good, with some spottiness. Ex: one night the leg of lamb that was excellent, but on another, a rack of lamb was spongy and disappointing. Lido offered a fair variety. Dishes looked fresh. The first 2 days of the sailing, there was no self-service in the Lido as a precaution against contagious illnesses. This held up things a little. Guests were asked throughout the voyage to use hand antiseptic dispensers. 

Our stateroom, 103, had a cracked sink but was generally very comfortable and since it's forward, conveniently close to the spa, gym, and Lido on deck 11. 

The salon services were very nice.

We appreciated that the lines were short or non-existent at the service desk.  

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Generally high quality.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
The ship cruises at night. In the early morning, we had fog. Didn't see much!
5 out of 5
We shopped and had lunch, toured an old home, took their "Duck" town/harbor cruise.
1 out of 5
Not much to do in Sydney, but we had lovely weather to do it in!
5 out of 5
The Citadel is fascinating.
5 out of 5
Quaint, lovely. Took an Acadia tour. Would've liked to hike the trails but not enough time.
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