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Zaandam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: July 20, 2019

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3304

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Cruise was good, but caters to older clientele. Food was fine and staff was excellent, they went out of their way to be pleasant and friendly. Probably wouldn’t go on this line again unless itinerary was only one that matched my particular needs.


5 out of 5
Very smooth and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good, but slow delivery in main dining room. Buffet food was very good. Drinks were pricy.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pools- need to be “energized”- better music, bar service in pool, Bingo was fine


2 out of 5
Comedian wasn’t funny, Classique wasn’t entertaining and piano bar was a senior citizen’s sing along.

Children's Programs

No children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were very friendly and attentive

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean and easy to get around

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very small but plenty of storage, comfortable beds/sheets, no refrigerator and only 1 plug, always very clean-steward came in 3 times a day!

Ship tip

Make sure you find Happy Hours because drinks are expensive!

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

4 out of 5
Came before the cruise- great city to tour

Bar Harbor, Maine

4 out of 5
Fun town to walk around in- lots of shops and restaurants

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
Wished I had taken city tour- Peggy’s Cove was ok, but not really worth the time.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Not much to do- Governors Pub had good food and fun entertainment

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4 out of 5
Nice town to walk around in

Cruise Gulf Of St. Lawrence

4 out of 5
Pretty scenery

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Great city, took hop on/off bus but not a ship excursion

Cruise St. Lawrence River

4 out of 5

Montreal, Quebec Did not visit port

Departed for home


5 out of 5
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