Tired old ship

Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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14 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 09, 2017

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 030

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I would not get on this ship again if it were free. The ports were fine, but the quality of the ship really affects the entire cruise. Thankfully we were able to visit the Pinnacle Grill more than once. The Neptune lounge was nice and convenient, but I didn't feel the staff was very attentive.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Pinnacle Grill was outstanding, Canaletto was average, Dining room was acceptable (we only went once) and the Buffet was below average.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Not many activities for those under 75


2 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Average service, nothing exceptional.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship design was fine, but it is in bad need of an update. lean overall

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Again, old and tired. The bathroom shower had black mold in the grout, the shower curtain was gross.

Ship tip

Find a different ship, one that is newer or updated.

Ports of call

Montreal, Quebec

4 out of 5

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Beautiful, lots of unique shops and galleries. Like being in Europe

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

3 out of 5
Not much going on here, but cute town. We took a horse drawn carriage through town.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
I was really looking forward to going on a coal mine tour, but it was cancelled so we went to Baddeck instead. Not much going on there either. Pizza was good.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Peggy's Cove was beautiful

Bar Harbor, Maine

3 out of 5
The town has gotten too touristy

Boston, Massachusetts Did not visit port


3 out of 5
Better direction needed on where to exit the ship.
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