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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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479 Holland America Veendam Cruise Reviews

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Disappointed jeffbo1962
3/15
This was my 3rd sailing on the ms Veendam, the first since her refurbishment and second Mexican Riviera cruise. ... Read more
In all fairness this review mostly will be about the service and food on the Veendam during this cruise as there has ... Read more
A year and a half ago I cruised on Holland Zuiderdam destination Panama-it was such a terrible experience they gave us ... Read more
3/15
Third cruise on Holland, last one was 6 years ago on the Oosterdam. Also have cruised on Celebrity and Princess. We are ... Read more
3 stars out of 5 overall. It is an older ship, but very well maintained and very clean. I liked the more "ocean liner" ... Read more

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Though this is a negative review, there were several highlights on this sailing and excellent staff members including ... Read more
Very disappointed in port visits. Ship was late leaving port, we missed two ports completely and others cut short. ... Read more
First time ever cruisers so have only anecdotes from friends who are more seasoned cruisers and our own expectations to ... Read more
This was our 8th cruise with 5 different companies and was our worst ever cruise experience. I therefore wrote detailed ... Read more
Disappointment timbocruise
2/15
Along with other people who have posted reviews on this cruise we were really unhappy with this cruise, particularly ... Read more

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As others have already noted, the Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam from Ft, Lauderdale to San Diego, departing Feb. ... Read more
2/15
I chose the Holland America line (HAL) partly because a close friend/travel agent highly recommended it as did many ... Read more
Disappointed in cabin and food celebrating seniors
1/15
As a faithfull cruiser on Holland America Line, I found the selection of food on this cruise was poor. You can always ... Read more
We were on the Veendam’s 18-day cruise to Hawaii that sailed on January 20, 2015 from San Diego and returned ... Read more
We had done this itinerary a year ago on a different cruise line, and really enjoyed the number of sea days, so decided ... Read more

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I am a dedicated Princess cruiser with about 12 cruises. However, due to chikengunya epedemic in Tahiti raging and not ... Read more
All in all, we had a very good time with our friends and celebrating New Year's Eve together. Our ship went all out to ... Read more
The Ship: The ship is wonderful. The retrofit changed a few things, so i recommend you also try the Maasdam to get a ... Read more
I’ll start off by saying that someone else might have rated this cruise considerably higher. But I opted to be ... Read more
Background We cruise often, and usually during the holidays. We're all 3-star HAL Mariners, even our 9 year old. We're ... Read more

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Just So So TravelguruDanville
11/14
We were very hopeful that this would be a great trip as we have booked a 24 day cruise on another HA ship next year and ... Read more
9/14
This was my husband's and my first cruise, and I fear it has spoiled us for other cruises. It was that wonderful! ... 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
9/14
Sailing with Holland America on a New England/Canada cruise was a wonderful experience! The ports were interesting and ... Read more
Quebec – Boston Aug. 30 - Sept. 6, 2014 7 days History: We purchased this about a year ago from Boston – ... Read more

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