Thoroughly enjoyable two week cruise
Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Review summaryWe loved all aspects of this vacation. Going into it we were a bit nervous, having read the reviews other people posted. They were right in the ship being dated and the crowd being 65+, however neither of those things truly detracted from the experience. The food was delicious, the service was the best we’ve ever experienced, and the rooms were clean and well maintained despite being outdated. All the ports were beautiful and easily explored, the cities were gorgeous, and all excursions we took part in were well run and knowledgeable of the area. Duncan Tours on PE was a must- do; he was the best excursion on the whole trip and made us feel welcomed and a part of the community. We will definitely be interested in sailing with Holland America again, and would love to cruise Canada agai in the future.
Food and Dining
Rotterdam Dining Room
Fancy and delicious
Delicious and a wide variety every day! Rio, Salvador, Ruma, Ratna, and John Eric made it fe very welcoming
A great way to eat outside of normal hours
Friendly and helpful
Fun to see and take part in
Crowded but if you can get in totally worth it
Crowded but fun
A great quiet place to play cards or do a puzzle
Guest Services / Excursions
Fun and helpful
Fun for what it was - too easy to spend money though!
So helpful and friendly
Great- wish the movies rotated in a two week basis though
Main Show Lounge
Often crowded but good selection and plenty of room
Leo was fantastic and friendly.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Bring Dramamine or sea-bands!