This was an old ship but she was very very clean

Veendam Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5

7 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal To Boston)

Sail date: September 28, 2019

Ship: Veendam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 677

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

And the same goes for Halifax it was a nice little town.


5 out of 5
Everything went very smooth and we got on within half an hour.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The main dining room was the best, the people remembered our names and what kind of food we liked and they were just very pleasant to be around. We went to Canaletto and were a little bit disappointed it wasn’t bad but you can get the same stuff down the road at the local Italian place. We went to pinnacle Grille and we were disappointed. The king crab was cold and my steak was a little gristly . They were very nice but again we can go to another steak restaurant and get it just as good. We also went to the oceans bar and that was very good the little girl that took care of us did a great job and the music was

Lido Restaurant

4 out of 5

We only went there once or twice and it was clean and well organized.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We went to a comedian who was kind of funny in the show lounge and we also went to a dancing kind of thing in the show lounge. Both were on par with a lesser Las Vegas casino. Not great but terrible. We didn’t really do anything else.


3 out of 5
Well I just went over this in the last section but they were OK not right and I was disappointed that they only had one place really that offered music

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
First of all the hotel director was amazing. Her last name was Henry and we would see her almost every day walking around the ship checking with people to see how their cruise was going and if anybody had any complaints or any comments. We told her we weren’t real happy with our excursion as it was cut short because the morning excursion started late. We told her we didn’t really think that the pinnacle grill and the Canaletto we’re all that great. She offered another trip to the pinnacleAnd the guy who took care of us in the main dining room were great also can’t complain don’t want to complain just good people Grille and we turned that down and she tried to make it up to us. The two guys at Kara room were wonderful as usual I can’t say anything bad about them they were great .

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Shift design was fine for 1999 but it didn’t have all the music venues that I was hoping for. Everything about the ship was spotless can’t complain about the how they maintained it.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Plenty of room to sleep and had a nice balcony

Ship tip

Make sure you bring something that will help you connect to the recharging stations.

Ports of call

Cruise St. Lawrence River

5 out of 5
Was a relaxing cruise to Quebec

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
This was the best short excursion that we went on. Had a great lighthouse excursion where we even saw Martha Stewart’s house.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5

Sydney, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
Sydney was also nice

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4 out of 5
Charlottetown was nice.

Cruise Gulf Of St. Lawrence

5 out of 5
Again another relaxing cruise.

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Quebec city is one of my favorite cities“in Canada. So quaint and Lots of old-school charm


5 out of 5
We were off the boat in about half hour everything went smoothly.
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