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Justanothercruiseguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my second cruise and first on HAL. I arrived for my cruise on 10/9 and stayed overnight in Quebec City. Beautiful city! It was raining when I arrived and as the hours passed the weather got worse. On 10/10 when leaving to board ... Read more
Canada Lady
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Another great cruise with HAL. The ship was clean and well looked after. The Eurodam is headed in for an overhaul shortly. Could only make the ship nicer. The service was fast and always with a smile. We never spent more than 1 1/2 ... Read more
FunGranny
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
88 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
One of our main purposes for this cruise was to see beautiful Autumn leaves. The weather was very cooperative and we had smooth waters throughout our cruise. While the leaves had just begun to change in Quebec City , as the ship sailed ... Read more
indyjnz
Member Since 2008
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
I have cruised with HAL a number of times and was very disappointed with this cruise . It started with slow service all around the ship and ended with a nasty intestinal thing on debarkation day which made my flights home hell. I felt ... Read more
chrismch
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
2,156 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
This cruise marked 100 days of sailing with HAL as part of 30 cruises spread over 8 other cruise lines. We arrived 2 days early for our cruise which began in Quebec. If you have not been in this port before, I would wholeheartedly suggest ... Read more

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Heartgrove
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
227 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first time on a HAL ship. We actually chose the Veendam over its sister ship, Maasdam, because of the two night scheduled stay in the beautiful city of Quebec. Prior to boarding, we spent a night at a very nice boutique hotel, ... Read more
TravellingDachshunds
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
The ship was great. We know HAL is mostly for older people (we are in our 20s) but the service and food are so wonderful. The nightly entertainment does not interest us very much as it is much more geared to the elderly cruisers. ... Read more
richstowe
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
4,319 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Extreme cold and rain on an old ship sounds like a recipe for disaster and yet we had a good time . This was our first HAL cruise . This is the smallest ship we have ever been on but we were surprised by the quality of the food and ... Read more
Cookmb
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we choose our cruises based on the itinerary, not the cruise line or ship. We have sailed Carnival, RCI, Norwegian, Princess and one cruise on HAL previously (where I broke a tooth on pasta). While the previous ... Read more
walkpl
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was my first experience sailing with HA. As a travel professional, I have the opportunity to sail and know many ships. This one was a total disaster. The passenger mix was pretty old and activities were geared to that. I spent ... Read more

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IIB
Member Since 2015
1 review
We have cruised on Princess and Carnival. Our cabin was smaller, the air conditioner didn't work well, and no refrigerator. We don't spend much in the cabin but still were disappointed. We had wonderful dining room and cabin staff. ... Read more
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CDVandJKV
Member Since 2015
1 review
Pre-Cruise Our seven-day cruise was on the HAL ship Veendam, from Quebec City to Boston, with four intermediate stops, departing May 23rd, 2015. The available excursions were varied, and we found six that we bought in advance. We also ... Read more
Ecuadan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed October 2014
Having sailed on the Zaandam last year we were expecting something equally good. Having said that the Eurodam was in top shape. I only saw one worn stair carpet on the entire ship. All the finishes looked fresh although a bit dated. We ... Read more
kevingastreich
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
455 forum posts
This was our second HAL cruise and I still have no reason to look elsewhere. This was our first time on the Eurodam and I thought that maybe those private cabanas on the pool deck would eliminate some free space but it really wasn't a ... Read more
OZCRUISEGUYS
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
44 forum posts
Sailed October 2014
A great cruise to see the Fall Colours, and if you like port days this is ideal. The crew were very friendly and cheerful. We boarded in Quebec City, it was smooth and without any problems. We overnighted in Quebec and sailed the next ... Read more

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paul8
Member Since 2008
22 reviews
5,734 forum posts
Quebec – Boston Aug. 30 - Sept. 6, 2014 7 days History: We purchased this about a year ago from Boston – Montreal – Boston on the Maasdam. In Feb. We took a cruise from Athens to Tampa, spoke to the Future Cruise ... Read more
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LivGreat
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed August 2014
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 next deck and my room was forward Deck 6 right near the stairs and forward elevator - very quiet and handy. I was ... Read more
international
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
24 forum posts
We were interested in the Canadian itinerary, and had heard that Holland is a more elegant line than some others. We experienced a few nice aspects, but were surprised by other discoveries. The library on board is massive, and we signed ... Read more
bkman13
Member Since 2014
1 review
The ship despite being supposedly refurbished, is old and shows it. The upper exterior actually showed chipped paint which was visible from a distance. We could see it from our hotel room which was across the street from the port. The ... Read more
Sailingpeace
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,135 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
First time with Hollland, first inside, first solo cruise. Registration on line: Seemed very similar to Princess ( boarding pass, paper luggage tags) , got done in a few minutes.did not look at booking excursions, cruise was to rest. ... Read more

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QueenN
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
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. I never write reviews but I rely on them heavily and since most of the reviews were negative I felt compelled to share. ... Read more
GradUT
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,942 forum post
We are a fairly active couple in our late 50's who have most recently cruised (twice) on Princess. (We have also cruised on Carnival and Royal Caribbean.) We chose this HAL Veendam cruise because we wanted to go to Canada; we liked the ... Read more
jahzed1
Member Since 2014
1 review
Let me begin by saying that the cruise, embarkation port and the ports of call were tremendous. The sights from the ship were tremendous and aside from fall, this cruise path was downright awesome in the late spring. This was only our ... Read more
richwmn
Member Since 2005
1 review
2,286 forum posts
Embarcation: My reason for this cruise included a visit with some friends in Ottawa ending with a retirement party on the 20th. Therefore, I knew in advance that the 21st would be a travel day. However, since the Veendam overnighted in ... Read more
KNOT2L82SAIL
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,740 forum post
I had been on the Veendam before her retrofit with the ugly butt addition and those ridiculous hot tubs. And the lanai cabins have totally ruined the lower promenade deck. There were no deck chairs for us "poor" folk to sit on and watch ... Read more

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