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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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105 Holland America Boston Cruise Reviews

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09/14
My wife, sister and I took our first cruise on the Holland America ship, Veendam, to New England and maritime Canada. ... Read more
Great Experience mcriss50
08/14
We chose the Boston to Montreal cruise to celebrate our 20th anniversary because we would not have to go through an ... Read more
Seeing all the negative reviews , I thought it would be good if I gave my review. The day before we stayed at the ... Read more
As a 3 star mariner we have used HAL numerous times as well as Celebrity and RCCL. This ship is older but as attractive ... Read more
After having been on many larger ships it was a joy to try the smallest ship we've been on. The Maasdam is so personal! ... Read more

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We have been on many cruises (16 at last count) but only one previous HAL cruise on the Noordam. It was one of our ... Read more
08/14
We just got back from this cruise, on which we went a little hesitantly, because of all the negative reviews we had ... Read more
My parents wanted to take a summer trip with us and we were all interested in the New England cruise. We typically ... Read more
Had a nice time cruising from Boston to Quebec. I am not sure of all the previous negative comments and the weird ... Read more
I have spent 271 nights at sea since my first cruise in July 2009 and I can honestly say that this was my worst cruise ... Read more

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07/14
Reading recent, highly negative reviews of Veendam's Boston/Quebec run, I can hardly believe DH and I were on the same ... Read more
I have cruised several times with Holland America and have always been impressed with their ships, food and service. ... Read more
Disappointed!!! ldannyela
07/14
I don't know if it was because I have cruised so many times before and experienced amazing cruise ships, this one was a ... Read more
Just returned from another Holland America cruise. Yes, we are biased. We are 4 star mariners (love the free laundry) ... Read more
I have sailed at least a dozen times, probably more, and I have become accustomed to a certain level of service. ... Read more

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07/14
This cruise was a disaster from day 1. A sampling of the recurrent problems include: Stateroom toilet repeatedly ... Read more
My first and last cruise on Holland America. This was my 16th cruise and the worst of all my cruises. The food was ... Read more
This was our third HAL cruise, but the Maasdam may just be my favorite ship among the three. Other than the Lido on ... Read more
To start with I want to let you know, until recently HAL was my wife and mine favorite cruise line. We are both 4 star ... Read more
Recently returned from a 21 day Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam with Holland America. For those of you who have not ... Read more

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We just returned from a Holland America cruise on the Veendam from Boston to Quebec, Canada (October 5-12, 2013). The ... Read more
10/13
This was our first cruise on HAL. We were trying it out on a cheaper cruise before committing to and Alaska cruise ... Read more
This was our second cruise. We took an Alaskan cruise on Celebrity Millenium in June and that ship was far superior in ... Read more
09/13
Just back from 7 night New England, Canada cruise departing Boston last Saturday 9/21. This is our third cruise with ... Read more
7 Day Canada & NE Discovery Aug 17 - 24, 2013 Note: for most passengers this was a 7 day cruise, for some, ... Read more

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