Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

Excellent, very enjoyable

Sail Date: July 30, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Good excursion choices, good food selection and quality in the Lido dining area. Enjoyed the Windows & Digital Photography classes. Friendly cabin staff.

For improvement: a) Suggests insufficient preventative maintenance and quality assurance for several tenders to be non-operational at same time; b) The daily notices and some other papers were difficult to read due to attempts to being artistic...letters on colored backgrounds or tan, beige lettering. A simple Black on White is much more legible, particularly for senior eyes.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Good, with exception to long delays at Bar Harbor due to mechanical problems with several tenders
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Good selection of options
Children's Programs no comment, as no interaction
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Quebec City, Quebec We are seniors with limited walking capacity. Was economical to get cab to take us to 'uptown', take the Funicular to 'lower town' and walk the short distance back
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island The mini-bus tour of Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park was well worth the additional cost over the 'standard' bus tour. The mini-bus could make photo-stops not available to the standard bus, and the mini-bus driver could make optional stops at rider requests.
Sydney, Nova Scotia An excellent option we took advantage of was to have a rental car available and do our own 4 to 5 hr tour, including where to eat. Rental shuttle (Budget) picked us up at port, and returned us afterwards.
Halifax, Nova Scotia The 'Hop On, Hop Off' narrated bus tour is excellent for walk-restricted seniors.

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