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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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254 Holland America Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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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
We were interested in the Canadian itinerary, and had heard that Holland is a more elegant line than some others. We ... Read more
09/14
I boarded in Quebec...so easy, I was one of the first to board! Boarded ship on the 5th deck and just walked up to the ... 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
09/14
We enjoyed the ports of call. We met a lot of nice people. I wouldn't say the ship experience was the best. This is our ... Read more

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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
Overall I'd give this 3\10 - not good. Our experience was negative mainly due to our room. Our "large ocean view ... Read more
Smallish ship of 1250 passengers means never feeling crowded, but still having pretty much the full cruise ship ... Read more
As usual, the cabin stewards and dining stewards service and food were excellent. I enjoyed visiting Montreal, Quebec ... Read more

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The ship despite being supposedly refurbished, is old and shows it. The upper exterior actually showed chipped paint ... 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
I'm in heaven Sailingpeace
08/14
First time with Hollland, first inside, first solo cruise. Registration on line: Seemed very similar to Princess ( ... Read more

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07/14
I have been on 9 cruises and this was my first with HAL. I traveled with my husband and my 6 year old and 16 year old. ... 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
There was a lot to like on this cruise, starting with the selection of ports. With only one exception, the Maasdam ... Read more
We are a fairly active couple in our late 50's who have most recently cruised (twice) on Princess. (We have also ... 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

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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
I had 2 weeks vacations with nowhere to go when I saw a last minute sailing offer on the Canada and New England cruise ... Read more
Let me begin by saying that the cruise, embarkation port and the ports of call were tremendous. The sights from the ... 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

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