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4.9

Amazing cruise by thetravelbug2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam

Over all everything was great! We had an absolute amazing time! Ship, staff, food, spa, ports were wonderful! If you want to sail on a classic ship Veendamn is the one. It’s more of a relaxing, no overwhelming crowds of people and the staff is phenomenal.

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4.1

Wonderful Relaxing Vacation! by TimTime

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Caribbean

Great Service and Quality! Small ship and The Entertainment is seriously Lacking. The most exciting thing that happens is trivia. Our cruise had people that were ready to have a good time in the evening but lacked any excitement from the staff.. (exception was the piano player but he was in a small lounge with not nearly enough seating)

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Sun, Sand and Sea by richardnorris16

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Outside of not being able to stop at Half Moon Cay, due to mechanical issues to one of the generators, it was an excellent trip.

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4.5

Relaxing, very enjoyable cruise by ChucLor

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Caribbean

A great cruise at a very great price. Typical Holland America: classy but not stuffy.

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Disappointing Cruise by flscorpio71

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Very disappointed in the cruise itself due to the lack of activities for someone that is middle-aged and younger. Even my 74 year old mother was bored. Holland security broke an item I purchased in Puerto Rico, after asking them to be careful with it. There goes over $100. I seriously doubt I would ever book another Holland trip. I have been on four cruises and this is the only one that has been disappointing and a waste of my money.

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Loved the small ship. Veendam is older but well kept. As always on Holland America the service and staff are excellent. Our Suite was always clean and well stocked. Food was great along with the presentation and servers. Shows were great. by silver1234

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

We decided the smaller ships are easier for us. Holland America does meet our needs. Love the attitude of the crew members. The drink package is a good deal.

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4.8

Perfect cruise, with a small cruise by Wesm

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Caribbean

If you want to relax, I would recommend this cruise, the atmosphere was so relaxing.

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Lovely, classic ship with traditional feel and entertainment by frangreen

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

If you want a relaxing and classic cruise experience, without all the frantic action of a mega ship, this is the cruise for you. Love Holland and it's classic ships.

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Perfect New England/Canada Fall Foliage Cruise by vera5320

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

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.

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4.1

This was an old ship but she was very very clean by lgoff

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam

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

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3.6

Enjoyed our cruise but could have been better by hmorganbts

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

My daughter and I wanted to do a trip together to Nova Scotia and Canada when we discovered this cruise. Since she lives in NYC it was an easy flight to Boston to board the cruise ship. We had a wonderful time but knew the crowd would be 70 plus on board. We did this trip in mid-Sept. so that also lended itself to an older crowd. Everyone was super friendly and nice. We explored most of the ports on our own without taking any excursions and rented cars in both Halifax and Sydney to explore more in-depth on our own time. We felt like we had ample time to see the ports with time to spare. We researched ahead of time to know exactly what we wanted to do and see at each port. The weather was beautiful for the entire cruise so we were lucky with that. The favorite ports were Bar Harbor and Quebec City. Be prepared to walk hard and long in Quebec City but it is beautiful! If you are in Bar Harbor be sure to have lobster of Gaylns. The best lobster I have ever had! Very sweet and melts in your mouth! So good. Also in Bar Harbor be sure to have Blueberry Beer. It's amazing! We took the free shuttle in Bar Harbor to Acadia which is super easy to do and did the beach hike. Make sure you have the shuttle schedule and research the hike you want to do beforehand. The is an office where you get the shuttle that you can ask a ranger any questions. We had plenty of time to hike the Acadia trail we choose and explore the town. Being our very first cruise we loved the ease of being able to go from port to port and come back to the ship to sleep. We will definitely cruise again but probably not on the Veendam.

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Entertaining fall foliage outing by bettycbauza

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Was disappointed that the fall foliage was so minimal, but of course that is not the ships fault. Overall I thought the quality of the in room dining and choice options has gone down significantly. The dining room itself was fine. Overall decent entertainment and liked timing of yoga classes.

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4.7

Great Itinerary of New England and Eastern Canada by CAFred

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

We have taken this cruise 3 times and it never disappoints. We were leaving Boston behind the Dorian Hurricane and the captain waited to depart several hours in order to avoid any high winds and seas. The cruise was flawless and has a great itinerary. We will likely take this cruise again and leave in early October to hit the peak fall color season.

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3.0

If you like to just relax it is ok by lutz74

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Transatlantic

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

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Lovely Veendam was a small ship with a big heart. The refurb is awesome. by lbremer

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Transatlantic

Pretty much have said it all--a great experience on a lovely, well run ship

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4.2

Venice to Civitavecchia by plymouth1943

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

The ports were very good. The main dining room food was very good and the service was outstanding. The buffet on the Lido Deck the food was fair the service was very good. This is and older ship that is well kept. The Internet service was terrible very slow frequently lost connection, was off line for 14 hours one day and on the last day no data could be uploaded.

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4.7

Wonderful Mediterranean Cruise by Calel41

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Yes the ship was older and dated but was a wonderful Mediterranean cruise overall. The ship was well suited for this type of trip. Definitely not a party ship but was fine being that there was only one sea day and we were in a different port each day. The Veendam was still very comfortable and clean and we found the the food to be good. We thought that the trip was more about the itinerary and sightseeing than the on-board activities anyway and HAL provided a first rate experience with excellent hotels and very easy and smooth transfers to and from the airport, hotels and ship.

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Good family experience by Exploringfamily

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

It was long enough to relax and enjoy. There were enough ports we had to pace our activities to avoid being overwhelmed and that worked out. Fantastic staff and felt welcomed by all from ave 4 to 70.

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4.1

Family ceuise by dannih68

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Given that we had limited timeframe in which we could cruise, the itinerary with Holland America fit it perfectly. We had a fabulous time visiting each of the ports. Each day allowed plenty of time to visit the places we stopped. Unlike other cruises we have taken previously, HollandAmerica didn’t have any enticing promotions going. This probably would have swayed us toward booking any future cruises with them. The Veendam is a smaller ship with fewer guests than some other shops, which we enjoyed. However if is looking a little outdated.

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wonderful mediterranean cruise by hdpjep

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Veendam / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Everything went well with the cruise. I'm having trouble redeeming the bonus offers that were listed when we booked the cruise.

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