Fantastic Canada/New England cruise!

Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

14 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 26, 2017

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 402

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was a fantastic vacation! Loved our ports, the people we met and the time we spent together. I think the smaller ship was a perfect pairing with the itinerary and the staff and crew were warm and attentive. Well done Holland America!


5 out of 5
This was a breeze! We walked from our hotel, dropped our bags off outside and walked right in. Filled out customs forms, waited in line to get our sign & sail card set up (15-20 min. I think), went through security and walked on board. Total time less than 30 minutes. Easiest embarkation process! (Another reason to love Montreal)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I am a very picky eater. I enjoyed all the food and found a large variety for me to choose from. Loved the happy hours in the Crows Nest. Wish I had known about the martini bar sampling earlier so only made one, but it was delish! The bartender was fun kept everyone evolved!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoy trivia and they had two trivia’s each day!


4 out of 5
The comedian was a riot! The singers and dancers were just ok. I enjoyed the crew show.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I felt comfortable, never awkward or like I was imposing because everyone made me feel welcomed! I loved that they took the time to learn my name and favorite drink 🙂.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Sure, it’s an older ship, but they kept up with the maintance and it was always clean!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
One thing I love about Holland America is their rooms. I can have the same amount of room in an inside cabin as one with a view. I love that I get a small sofa and chair in the room. Perfect size for two.

Ship tip

Get to trivia early 🙂 and check out the martini bar sampling (probably should get there early too)


5 out of 5
Super easy. Put our bags out the night before, in the morning ate breakfast and waited for our numbers to be called. Walked off, found our bags and jumped in a taxi to take us to the car rental. From the time our numbers were called to getting in the taxi was about 15-20min. Easy and stress free.

Traveler Photos

Norte Dame - Montreal Norte Dame - Montreal - Montreal Art? Living quarters?  It’s both! - Montreal Bio dome - Montreal Clock Tower - Montreal Trivia at the Crows Nest Crows Nest Martini flight
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