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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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112 Holland America Boston Cruise Reviews

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Boston – Quebec Aug 23-30 2014 7 days History: We purchased this about a year ago from Boston – Montreal ... Read more
10/14
Holland America prices its Canada/New England cruises at a premium. It is not worth the money. 1) The "spacious" rooms ... Read more
This is our second Holland America Line cruise, but it was my 19th cruise overall. Have been on a wide range of ships, ... Read more
Never Again Bobcatkitty
09/14
I'm certain HAL wishes they didn't send me an email questionnaire, as I had little good to say about our cruise. Food ... Read more
Worst Cruise terrykane
09/14
I wanted to take a cruise from New England to Canada and surpise my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law as our travel ... Read more

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09/14
Sailing with Holland America on a New England/Canada cruise was a wonderful experience! The ports were interesting and ... Read more
We are a retired couple in our mid 60's and enjoy cruising either with friends our alone. As part of our cruise package ... Read more
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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