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Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Veendam

14 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 26, 2017

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 390

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

second time on the same itinerary, would definitely do it again maybe more in the summer that the fall though. the weather would be more reliable. Love Holland America, love Canadian ports!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
incredible, we had booked a wheelchair and that went so smoothly, meant a lot to both of us to have that extra service

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
best food in 8 cruises! and that was mainly at the Lido too

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
not enough variety limited experiences

Entertainment

4 out of 5
we went to see the production shows, they were great! a comic & a magician/comic, bit were very entertaining. The comic definitely knew his audience!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
95 % wonderful

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
enjoy the smaller ships, Veendam is older but well cared for

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
handicap room, very well laid out but there was some surprising noise above us, kitchens I think

Ship tip

be sure to bring something to do in your down time, books, DVDs. we spent more time in our cabin than usual, we had great weather for the time of year but it wasn't exactly pool weather

Ports of call

Montreal, Quebec Did not visit port

Quebec City, Quebec

3 out of 5
city marathon made disembarkation and finding our excursion (booked on our own) a real problem, getting back to the ship was horrible, a VERY long walk. A shuttle was provided in the morning but nothing to return

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
lovely place, we booked a 1 hour city tour, very nice & had lunch at a small fish place, excellent food, walking distance to the ship Water Prince shop, try it!

Sydney, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
no excursion required, lots to see close to the ship

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
got crowded when 2nd ship disembarked. best weather you could hope for in Sept.

Bar Harbor, Maine

3 out of 5
if you want to shop this is the place, our whale watching excursion was cancelled due to wind, I have no problem with that better than being seasick for 3 hours

Boston, Massachusetts

4 out of 5
do the hop on hop off bus tour, GREAT overview of the city, includes a harbor tour as well

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
extremely well organized.
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