If you like to just relax it is ok

Veendam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

3 out of 5

19 Night Voyage Of The Explorers / Discovery Collectors Voyage (Lisbon To Montreal)

Sail date: August 26, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was ok, but I prefer ships with more action aboard. Don't understand me wrong, not bigger ships only more action.


4 out of 5
Very quick, only the passport control took same time, but that's not the problem of HAL

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Not a lot of variety and rarely really good

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Pool was renovated during cruise. The fitness center is good. That's all, everything else is below average.


3 out of 5
The singer, musicians and dancers are amazing, but the sound system and acoustics is terrible.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room Stewards were amazing, the stuff in the Lido were extremly friendly but also extremly slow

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
It's an old ship, what should I say. It's ok for the age, but has not a lot to offer.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very clean, good size of the bath, good bed. The only things not so good, only one plug in the cabin and the TV quality is not good.

Ship tip

If you like to only relax and nothing else the ship is ok

Ports of call

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Lisbon is always worth a visit

Ponta Delgada, Azores

2 out of 5
It is boring, visiting for the third time and one time is enough.

St. John's, Newfoundland

4 out of 5
Very nice little town, with beautiful nature

Sydney, Nova Scotia

2 out of 5
Nothing to see, nothing to do

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
Amazing city with lot a things to do by yourself

Bar Harbor, Maine

4 out of 5
A little cozy town and an amazing national park


4 out of 5
Also again very fast
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