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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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270 Holland America Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
05/14
We boarded HAL Veendam in Ft Lauderdale in one of the smoothest and quickest embarkations we have experienced on ships ... Read more
We departed Fort Lauderdale and headed Northeast. We traveled for 2.5 sailing days in very calm season, with the ... Read more
05/14
This was our first cruise on HAL and were unsure what to expect. My wife and I took my 86 year old mother on this ... Read more
Get What You Pay For? larryfellman
05/14
My wife and I chose this cruise for its multiple sea days and then interesting ports in NE and maritime Canada. On this ... Read more

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Good and Bad The Four Amigos
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02/14
After reading some of the posted reviews for the Eurodam, I wonder if we were just unlucky, but I don't think so. But ... Read more
01/14
We live a few hours away from Quebec City and we took a train from Ottawa to Quebec City and spent a night there before ... Read more
A Great Two Weeks! ellieanne
12/13
From beginning to end, a fantastic two weeks. Embarkation: Smooth and seamless, took less than ten minutes from ... Read more
This was our 9th cruise with HAL and it never ceases to amaze me the criticisms I read. Not sure what everyone's ... Read more
This was our first Holland America cruise. It was very good but we were left thinking that our previous cruises with ... Read more

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This was my first time sailing on the Eurodam, and the first HAL ship in this size category. At 2,100 passengers, I was ... Read more
Who Are We: My husband and I are both in our early 40s and we have a daughter who is 9. We live in Ontario. We'd been ... Read more
Pleasant and low-key 4 Joyful Travel
11/13
GENERAL: We are in our 50s and have sailed with HAL three times previously. We always feel like the "kids" onboard, ... Read more
Based on previous sailings with same size HAL ships, I was really looking forward to an above average cruise. What we ... Read more
Our first cruise ever was in January 2013 in the Caribbean with the New Amsterdam of HAL. The voyage with the Veendam ... Read more

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A little quick background: I am always looking for a last-minute solo sailing in between the ones planned with family ... Read more
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
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10/13
Backgound, my wife and I have cruised a total of 21 times; 6 times with Holland America. For reference, we normally eat ... Read more

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