Canada thru the St Lawrence seaway

Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 222

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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14 Night New England & Canada Discovery (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 02, 2017

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 532

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was very good in the Lido buffet; best restaurant on board was the Pinnacle Grill. That was the highlight for food. Main dining room was just OK. We have had much better on other ships.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Singers and Dancers were great; comedian was great; everyone else just OK. They had very little activity to do onboard. Standard things with spa, etc. but we always enjoy relaxing and reading.


4 out of 5
We liked most all the shows; some were not as good as others, but we went to them all.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Liked the smaller ship....1300 passengers. With that comes a bit less of the activity and entertainment.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
First time we did not have a balcony. This room was nice and roomy, and the window was just fine. We did not stay in our room much. Did not do room service so it was a non factor.

Ship tip

This ship is very nice and a nice size. We loved the simpleness of it, and everything was easy to access.

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
We always love Boston

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
quaint town, loved the lobster.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Beautiful town. Had some great places to walk and eat, museums were nice.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

1 out of 5

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
small and cute town. Nothing much to do but visit city and have a great lunch outside.

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Highlight. Great walled city. Very beautiful, and lots to see

Montreal, Quebec

4 out of 5
A big town, but we enjoyed seeing it on a hop-on-off bus.


5 out of 5
super easy
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