Canada cruise

Zaandam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5

10 Night The Atlantic Coast Northbound (Ft. Lauderdale To Montreal)

Sail date: April 24, 2019

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The bad weather was not the fault of Zaandam, but we were happy when the cruise was over. I would not recommend a visit to Canada this early in the season.


5 out of 5
We got on with little wait time

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was well presented and there was a good variety. My husband get food poisoning the next-to-last night

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We spent a lot of time in the casino. It is tiny


5 out of 5
The Zaandam singers and dancers were outstanding

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Do NOT book excursions through the ship

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Went for embarkation only

Boston, Massachusetts

1 out of 5
We did the hop-on hop- off. Do not bother

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
We walked the port, it was lovely

Halifax, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
We walked the port, not exciting

Sydney, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
We hired a taxi to take us around the area. It was an interesting day

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4 out of 5
We planned a horse drawn excursion, it was too cold and windy to be in an open carriage, so we cancelled and hired a taxi to see the area.

Quebec City, Quebec

1 out of 5
This was the day my husband was quarantined due to food poisoning

Montreal, Quebec Did not visit port

We were bused from Quebec to Montreal due to flooding


1 out of 5
We left the ship at 4:00 a.m. to be bused
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