Holland America Quebec City Cruise Reviews

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62 Holland America Quebec City Cruise Reviews
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OZCRUISEGUYS
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
45 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
paul8
Member Since 2008
22 reviews
6,088 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
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Sailingpeace
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,140 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
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
7 reviews
2,119 forum posts
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
2,353 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
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KNOT2L82SAIL
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,800 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
DianaB58
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed June 2014
We returned from a week cruise to New England from Quebec. We have cruised many times and with different lines. Favorite destinations are the Caribbean and Mexico, we did Alaska once. We are in our late 50's and still working. This cruise ... Read more
sherilyn70
Member Since 2011
1 review
3,871 forum posts
About us: • We are a couple in our 40s, middle class and traveling without our children. • I have medical (cancer) and mobility issues that need to be taken into consideration with everything we did on board. Notes about the ... Read more
Steph'n'Dave
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
591 forum posts
This is a very long review as I am trying to cover all the areas suggested by Cruise Critic. We have cruised with HAL in the past and love the small ships. After a long and miserable winter we were eager for a break that would not break ... Read more
crooser888
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
47 forum posts
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 sailed from Ft. Lauderdale on May 1 to Quebec City and our south bound cruise ended in Boston. This was our 30th cruise ... Read more
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ew101
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
74 forum posts
It was my birthday and time for a cruise. We always search on price- and this one came up. We have cruised many times and were now in the range of "senior discounts" - so why not try Holland America? Quebec City is a great port. The ... Read more
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mexico8
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1,053 forum post
Sailed October 2013
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 boarding the ship. Embarkation was extremely quick with no lineups at all. Had lunch in the dining room and luggage was ... Read more
ellieanne
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,166 forum post
Sailed October 2013
From beginning to end, a fantastic two weeks. Embarkation: Smooth and seamless, took less than ten minutes from getting to the pier to dropping my bags in my cabin. Cabin: Excellent and just what I had picked out. My cabin stewards ... Read more
Rabarro
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
204 forum posts
This was our 9th cruise with HAL and it never ceases to amaze me the criticisms I read. Not sure what everyone's expectations are, but for us a vacation is for relaxation, learning, experiencing and meeting new people: recharging the ... Read more
browndog123
Member Since 2013
1 review
This was our first Holland America cruise. It was very good but we were left thinking that our previous cruises with Celebrity were just a little bit better overall. Having read previous reviews on the Canada & New England cruise, I ... Read more
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scluvsrain
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
1,061 forum post
This was my first time sailing on the Eurodam, and the first HAL ship in this size category. At 2,100 passengers, I was a bit concerned about how crowded things might be. I arrived late Saturday evening, so missed the mass hysteria that ... Read more
mezza
Member Since 2007
16 reviews
784 forum posts
Based on previous sailings with same size HAL ships, I was really looking forward to an above average cruise. What we got was very ordinary. The ship is nice but has very subdued colour scheme and furnishings which are relaxing, but not ... Read more
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4 Joyful Travel
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
Sailed September 2013
GENERAL: We are in our 50s and have sailed with HAL three times previously. We always feel like the "kids" onboard, since almost everyone is retired. The music and entertainment are geared to a generation older than we are, but we know ... Read more
siam56
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our first cruise ever was in January 2013 in the Caribbean with the New Amsterdam of HAL. The voyage with the Veendam around New England in Sept./Oct. was our second experience. To start with: embarkation in Quebec City and disembarkation ... Read more
kidoctr
Member Since 2003
1 review
257 forum posts
Holland America Line Veendam Canada/New England Cruise 5 July - 13 July 2013 Cast: Me (Eve aka Momma, 43) and Amina (DD, 16) Seth (hubby) and Rhys (son) were taking a Boy Scout Northern Tier canoe expedition for 2 weeks and ... Read more
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