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The last of Holland America's Statendam-class ships, Veendam blends a modicum of hipness with the strong traditional flavor that HAL's known for. The 57,092-ton, 1,350-passenger ship went under the knife in ...
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502 Holland America Veendam Cruise Reviews

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CPABOB
1 Review
Member Since 2015
12 Forum Posts
We got advance notice that boarding would be delayed due to the outbreak of norovirus on the two previous cruises. ... Read more
Dodgers671
3 Reviews
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
My wife and I are in our mid 40's no kids and have cruise on Princess, NCL, and Royal Caribbean. We both were exited to ... Read more
kellylagringa
1 Review
Member Since 2015
There were some real positives in our experience. The cleaning crew kept everything immaculate and were very nice, our ... Read more
debbucky
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My husband and I just got back from our first cruise in many years. This was a test of sorts to see if we are 'cruise ... Read more
pgreif
3 Reviews
Member Since 2009
This is our seventh cruise, fourth on Holland, second on Veendam in one year (that is how much we like this ship.) We ... Read more

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hillcrest
3 Reviews
Member Since 2008
1 Forum Post
Check in was slow, but due to our fellow passengers- elderly and infirm, more about them later. New HAL checkin of ... Read more
mikematheny
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Negative feed back. to many older people, average age around 70, no out side pool games, outside lights that string ... Read more
saguaro_48
1 Review
Member Since 2010
Nov. 19-26 HAL Veendam Mexican Riviera (San Diego Departure) by the twin of Oscar the Grouch Let me start by ... Read more
missmishka
1 Review
Member Since 2010
83 Forum Posts
This was our seventh cruise on HAL. We are a couple in our late 60's, and we always have a great time, but this time ... Read more
grammy119
1 Review
Member Since 2015
34 Forum Posts
We previously sailed with HAL to Alaska. That was almost flawless so we were disappointed in the Veendam and some of ... Read more

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Alaskan World Traveler
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Old ship, many issues Boarding in Athens took nearly 3 hours, leaving us standing in the street, then feed thru ... Read more
Justanothercruiseguy
1 Review
Member Since 2015
4 Forum Posts
This was my second cruise and first on HAL. I arrived for my cruise on 10/9 and stayed overnight in Quebec City. ... Read more
Heartgrove
1 Review
Member Since 2015
59 Forum Posts
This was our first time on a HAL ship. We actually chose the Veendam over its sister ship, Maasdam, because of the two ... Read more
TravellingDachshunds
1 Review
Member Since 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 ... Read more
avanahall
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
So we have cruised about 15 times and this was the first time on Holland America Line. At first I was a bit nervous ... Read more

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GOODYJWG
1 Review
Member Since 2004
105 Forum Posts
Just got off the Veendam. The ship was great, they did a great job refurbishing an old ship, everything was in good ... Read more
nyshopgirl
1 Review
Member Since 2011
1 Forum Post
We were a group of 10 traveling as a multi-generational family with grandparents, parents and young children on a ... Read more
harnpat
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I have been interested in taking a Holland America cruise since I saw them in Alaska 11 years ago. This is our first ... Read more
padrek
28 Reviews
Member Since 2009
66 Forum Posts
Embarkation in Boston was easy even though there was another HAL ship (Maasdam) also embarking passengers and a RCI ... Read more
HokiePoq
12 Reviews
Member Since 2007
2,958 Forum Posts
SPECTACULAR! This word keeps coming out of my mouth every time I tell someone about this cruise. The itinerary and ... Read more

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richstowe
8 Reviews
Member Since 2010
3,964 Forum Posts
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 ... Read more
sechelt
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The toilet would not flush after use for the first three days of the voyage. After each failure, I notified the front ... Read more
evanross
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The best part of this cruise is that the ship docs right in Hamilton for 4 days! The stateroom service was very ... Read more
cside101
1 Review
Member Since 2009
First off, we chose this ship because it docks in Hamilton. Having stayed on the island several years ago for a week ... Read more
LEMPEREUR
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
2 Forum Posts
This is the first time I write something here but I read critics for years. Especially the bad one because it make me ... Read more

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