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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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264 Holland America Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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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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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
Embarcation: My reason for this cruise included a visit with some friends in Ottawa ending with a retirement party on ... 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
07/14
This cruise was a disaster from day 1. A sampling of the recurrent problems include: Stateroom toilet repeatedly ... Read more

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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
Happy campers!! DianaB58
06/14
We returned from a week cruise to New England from Quebec. We have cruised many times and with different lines. ... Read more
06/14
I had been on the Veendam before her retrofit with the ugly butt addition and those ridiculous hot tubs. And the lanai ... Read more
About us: • We are a couple in our 40s, middle class and traveling without our children. • I have medical ... 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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This was my sixth cruise with HAL and took it because that was the only time I was able to take vacations. The cruise ... Read more
06/14
This is a very long review as I am trying to cover all the areas suggested by Cruise Critic. We have cruised with HAL ... Read more
I am now officially, seriously, forever spoiled! Pos: Ship-The Maasdam gleamed with fresh paint, varnish, and loving ... Read more
We sailed as a couple on the Veendam’s first cruise of 2014 to this area from May 10-17, 2014. The ship had just ... Read more
It was my birthday and time for a cruise. We always search on price- and this one came up. We have cruised many times ... Read more

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