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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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01/14
This was a Holiday Cruise, Christmas, and a fun reunuion with some previous CC friends we met on a cruise in 2008... ... Read more
Recently returned from a 21 day Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam with Holland America. For those of you who have not ... Read more
Compared to Princess (where we've taken several cruises), the staff on the Veendam were unremarkable. The cabin ... Read more
Pleasant and low-key 4 Joyful Travel
11/13
GENERAL: We are in our 50s and have sailed with HAL three times previously. We always feel like the "kids" onboard, ... Read more
Our first cruise ever was in January 2013 in the Caribbean with the New Amsterdam of HAL. The voyage with the Veendam ... Read more

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We just returned from a Holland America cruise on the Veendam from Boston to Quebec, Canada (October 5-12, 2013). The ... Read more
10/13
This was our first cruise on HAL. We were trying it out on a cheaper cruise before committing to and Alaska cruise ... Read more
09/13
Just back from 7 night New England, Canada cruise departing Boston last Saturday 9/21. This is our third cruise with ... Read more
There was really nothing outstanding, good or bad, about this trip. It's been 2 years since my last cruise on HAL and ... Read more
Background We are a family of four - DW, 2 DD (ages 9 and 6, respectively), and myself. DW and I decided to book a ... Read more

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The opportunity to cruise the East Coast of Canada and the US was one which we were quite excited about. These ports ... Read more
A relaxing time . gardenbug22
08/13
This was my first trip on HAL, my 6th cruise,and the 2nd with this intinerary. I traveled with my two nieces ages 19 ... Read more
Mediocrity at sea kathy6890
08/13
This was unfortunately a very mediocre experience in terms of food, service and activities. Sometimes the food was ... Read more
08/13
This cruise was our first opportunity to drive to a port, living just south of Boston. The drive in was typical Boston ... Read more
Overall, this is a trip of a lifetime. You will be mesmerized by the Chilean Andes, and there will never be anything to ... Read more

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We've been traveling with HAL now for four years. This cruise was not the worst, nor was it the best. I'll try and ... Read more
What a shocker.Experienced cruisers here found Veendam staff just plain downright unhelpful and surly.Anything was a ... Read more
Enjoyed the trip diannekinzer
07/13
This was our first time on H/A. We had previously gone to Alaska with Princess. The food on H/A was definitely an ... Read more
We flew to Boston the night before our cruise and stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel at the airport, which was very ... Read more
We just returned from the 7 day Boston to Quebec cruise on the Holland America Veendam. This was my first cruise though ... Read more

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June 15-29  2nd week was a Dancing with the Stars theme cruise  Our 94th cruise The good: Large comfortable ... Read more
Embarcation/disembarkation was smooth and trouble free. We were on board before noon at Boston, and were the last group ... Read more
I took my best friend, husband, elderly mom and 5 year old on this cruise. We drove from Massachusetts to Quebec City ... Read more
06/13
After a wonderful first experience cruising last year on Princess, we were excited to go again but this time with ... Read more
Arrived a day early for sightseeing in Boston. Very hot, temp in the low 90s. Surprised, it wasn't that hot in Atlanta. ... Read more

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