Excellent, very enjoyable

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
Verified Review
7 Night Canada And Ne Discovery (Montreal To Boston)
Sail Date: July 30, 2016
Ship: Veendam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 324
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Good selection of options

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

no comment, as no interaction

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Quebec City, Quebec Did not visit port

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
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 Did not visit port

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 Did not visit port

The 'Hop On, Hop Off' narrated bus tour is excellent for walk-restricted seniors.
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