Bad start

Zaandam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5

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

Sail date: September 21, 2019

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1820

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Enjoyable except for first day. Never go on the Zaandam unless it has been completely overhauled. They had the same problem last year where people had to be bused


1 out of 5
Terrible! Because of mechanical problems the ship couldn’t get to Montreal so they bused us to Quebec on school buses for 3.5 hours with no water, snacks or rest stop. Totally in humane!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main - noisey, slow service and we were hassled to buy bottled water, lobster, steak, cookbook and souvenir plate. Buffet was usually good. Drinks are way overpriced

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool was very nice. Lectures were good


3 out of 5
Just average, nothing special

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward was very good. Waiters were slow and inattentive.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Design was good. Needs a lot of maintenance work.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable. Size and storage was good. Steward kept it very ckean

Ship tip

Find out when was the last time it was in dry dock for a complete maintenance overhaul

Ports of call

Montreal, Quebec

4 out of 5
City is beautiful.

Cruise St. Lawrence River

5 out of 5
Ship broke down. Couldn’t get there

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Very cute.

Cruise Gulf Of St. Lawrence

5 out of 5

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
Nice town. Went to a diner and had delicious clam chiwder

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Great excursion. Learned about the explosion, how they helped the Titanic people and how they helped take in people that were grounded on 9/11

Bar Harbor, Maine

1 out of 5
Took drive through Acacia. Very pretty but nothing exciting. Town was too touristy. Lots of tee shirt stores.

Boston, Massachusetts

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very well done and efficient.
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