Great way to escape the summer heat of the south!

Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5

14 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal Roundtrip) Canceled

Sail date: July 14, 2018

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 715

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

If you want to escape the heat of summer, this was a great way to do so. Aside from the fun of the cruise itself, the ports are lovely. This and Alaska are your best bets without flying across an ocean.


5 out of 5
Fastest ever....couldn't have been more than 10 minutes until we walked onto the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Curiously, the main dining room never served lunch...buffet or burgers only. Never experienced that before.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Blackjack pays 6:5....meh!


3 out of 5
Do you like Paul Lynde jokes? If your answer is, "Who's Paul Lynde?", then you're on the wrong cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Smaller, older, but still elegant. This Canada trip was better than I expected. The specialty restaurant Canaletto is worth the $15 upcharge.

Ports of call

Montreal, Quebec

5 out of 5

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
The Old City is very beautiful.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4 out of 5
Lovely church, harbor and downtown.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Just not a lot there. Rather spend two days in Quebec City.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
Nice maritime museum and lovely boardwalk

Bar Harbor, Maine

4 out of 5
A picturesque tourist trap in the old town area.

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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