Perfect New England/Canada Fall Foliage Cruise

Veendam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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7 Night New England & Canada Discovery (Boston To Montreal)

Sail date: October 05, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 315

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Since I love cruising in general, it’s hard to say anything without praising everything. We picked the perfect week for visiting New England and Nova Scotia as far as weather and fall foliage, making the trip very enjoyable.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
As always, the dining rooms and the food served was excellent. However, the service provided by Firman at breakfast and dinner, and his assistant, Rega, was EXCEPTIONAL, over-the-top, superior, personal, outstanding and nothing short of totally amazing!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
The comedians were quite good. The singers and dancers, just ok.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The dining room service provided by Firman and his assistant, Rega, was EXCEPTIONAL, outstanding, over-the-top personal and totally amazing! Our room steward was excellent also.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Yes, everything was clean and well-maintained, but the ship is showing it’s age.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Overall comfort was excellent. Size was fine. Bathroom size was awesome. It was always spotlessly clean, thanks to our excellent cabin steward.

Ship tip

It’s a small ship with all the advantages a small ship provides, but she’s showing her age.

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
We visited Boston on our own for two days prior to boarding the Veendam.

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Yes. Very good excursion touring Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Since we had recently visited Halifax, we took an all day excursion to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenberg and Mahone Bay. Loved it!

Sydney, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
The HAL excursion we wanted was sold out, so we booked an excursion through Tours by Locals to visit Baddeck and the A.G.Bell museum. We were very pleased with that tour.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
Loved PEI. Couldn’t find a HAL excursion we liked, so we booked one through United Cruises - Island Drive and Anne of Green Gables. Our tour guide, Cliff, was outstanding!

Cruise Gulf Of St. Lawrence

4 out of 5

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
We booked an afternoon excursion only. It was fine, but would have liked an all day excursion for just the city.

Cruise St. Lawrence River

5 out of 5

Montreal, Quebec

5 out of 5
Stayed in Montreal for 2 days after disembarking the Veendam. Really enjoyed this beautiful city.


4 out of 5
Had to take a taxi since the Port did not allow Uber in to pick up.
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