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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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Boston – Quebec Aug 23-30 2014 7 days History: We purchased this about a year ago from Boston – Montreal ... Read more
This is our second Holland America Line cruise, but it was my 19th cruise overall. Have been on a wide range of ships, ... Read more
09/14
Sailing with Holland America on a New England/Canada cruise was a wonderful experience! The ports were interesting and ... Read more
09/14
We were interested in the Canadian itinerary, and had heard that Holland is a more elegant line than some others. We ... Read more
09/14
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 ... Read more

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09/14
My wife, sister and I took our first cruise on the Holland America ship, Veendam, to New England and maritime Canada. ... Read more
09/14
We booked this trip from Amsterdam to Boston thinking that itinerary might attract some adventure travellers and ... Read more
Seeing all the negative reviews , I thought it would be good if I gave my review. The day before we stayed at the ... Read more
As a 3 star mariner we have used HAL numerous times as well as Celebrity and RCCL. This ship is older but as attractive ... Read more
The ship despite being supposedly refurbished, is old and shows it. The upper exterior actually showed chipped paint ... Read more

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I'm in heaven Sailingpeace
08/14
First time with Hollland, first inside, first solo cruise. Registration on line: Seemed very similar to Princess ( ... Read more
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
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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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