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Sailed the Veendam twice!   
January 2019

St. Thomas. St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Martin, Martinique, - the nice islands.

Pros: Smaller ship, great suites. good entertainment, easy to get around, older crowd
Cons: Starting to show some age, not enough elevators, open seating busy

Nice, but not as good as Rotterdam   
August 2018

New England/Canada

Pros: Crows Nest, is the living room of the ship,in my opinion! Just love to go there and relax!
Cons: The Piano Bob, piano player was not entertaining!

Cuba experience   
March 2018

Cuba and Caribbean.

Pros: We were very satisfied with our trip. Cuba in and out was very easy and interesting . People were friendly and informative. Realll enjoyed the trip.
Cons: Food on board a little disappointing.

Ms Veendam Cruise Review   
February 2018

Costa Maya, Belize, Cozumel, Havanna

Pros: Staff was great as well as our balcony room.
Cons: ship had no entertainment to speak of

Older Ship But Great Service   
February 2018

Cuba, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman

Pros: Fantastic Service and Not Crowded
Cons: Limited Dining Options

(What does this mean?)   
February 2018


Pros: Size of ship, size of rooms, efficient staff, fine interior decoration that suits my taste, nice classical music performance, library, food better than average
Cons: Some minor wear and tear, Having a sommelier with the hanging cup thing a bit too pretentious (they cant be sufficiently knowlegeable and arent).

Canadian maritime Cruise   
December 2018


Pros: Ship and stateroom were spotless and well appointed. Room service was exactly right and right on time. Service people exceeded my expectations. My agent did everything humanly possible to make the trip Easy and fun. Airport exchanges were no problem.
Cons: Nothing. Every thing went perfectly as scheduled. Good weather helped.

Canada and new england   
September 2016


Pros: Ship
Cons: Weather

Good Value   
September 2016


Pros: Great food, easy on/off, good stateroom maintanence and storage
Cons: Not enough waiters and most were not very friendlly and abrupt,seemed verybusy

July 2016

Eastern Canadian Provinces

Pros: So many beautiful places to sit & visit or just sit, have wine & watch the sky & water sail by!
Cons: I was shocked by a $166 Communications Charge on my statement!

Holland America review   
July 2016

New England

Pros: Food was good
Cons: service

Review of Holland Am Veendam Canada cruise   
July 2016

Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston

Pros: exceptional pre-cruise tour in Montreal and all shore excursions were fantastic except Bar Harbor;
Cons: transfers from airport to hotel and from ship to airport were pre-paid but we were charged

Great Cruise   
June 2016


Pros: Good destination. Great service. Interesting people. Lots of places to visit on the island. This cruise ship is the largest able to dock in down town Hamilton. This is a major advantage when visiting Burmuda.
Cons: None whatsoever.

Great ports of call   
May 2016

Boston, Halifax, Sidney, Charlottetown,Quebec, Montreal

Pros: Great food!
Cons: Great food!

15 night cruise to S. Carribean   
April 2016

S Carribean

Pros: Great food and sevice
Cons: The ship lacked a polished finish

Panama Canal Cruise   
November 2016

Panama Canal

Pros: Quality of service
Cons: None

Veendam cruise   
September 2015

Nova Scotia, Boston, Bar Harbor,Quebec, Charlottetown

Pros: Staff wsa excellent
Cons: FFod was not the best

Voyage of the Vikings   
August 2015

Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland ,Amsterdam, Belgium,Faroe Isl

Pros: Itinerary, food, most services
Cons: Ship looking a little worn, movies, entertainment not the best

Holland america Line -Veendam   
March 2015

Ft.Laud. to San Diego

Pros: Great entertainment, good food, friendly staff.
Cons: None

Birthday Celebration   
December 2015


Pros: Best staff & crew, as well as the meals & wine
Cons: None

Mexico getaway   
November 2015


Pros: Good food attentive and friendly staff Like small ship, easy to get around
Cons: Entertainment not up to par/ musicians not up to par except fir Adagio

Ship[ service & ship condition   
October 2015

Canada & New England Discovery

Pros: Itinerary was outstanding
Cons: None

Canada/New England   
October 2015

Quebec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston

Pros: Staff, food
Cons: Theater seating, some shows

Historical Ports of NE US   
August 2014

Boston, Halifax, St John, Sydney, Portland, Bar Harbor

Pros: Wonderful food, music, and cruise staff.
Cons: Two out of four shore trips were not that good

Viking trail cruise   
July 2014

New foundland, Lab., Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Holland, Norway, Shetland isles and Faroe Isles

Pros: Great ports overall
Cons: Too many tender ports

Cruising on the Veendam   
May 2014

Quebec, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlotteown,Glouster

Pros: All food options, pleasant staff, a relaxing on board atmosphere.
Cons: N/A

Panama Canal Trip   
February 2014

Panama Canal

Pros: None
Cons: None

Hawaiian Islands, Ensenada   
November 2014

Hawaiian Islands

Pros: Warm weather, lots to do
Cons: Tours in Ensenada starting too late

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