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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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We are a fairly active couple in our late 50's who have most recently cruised (twice) on Princess. (We have also ... 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
I have cruised several times with Holland America and have always been impressed with their ships, food and service. ... 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
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

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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
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
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

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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
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
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
About us: • We are a couple in our 40s, middle class and traveling without our children. • I have medical ... Read more
This was my sixth cruise with HAL and took it because that was the only time I was able to take vacations. The cruise ... Read more

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06/14
This is a very long review as I am trying to cover all the areas suggested by Cruise Critic. We have cruised with HAL ... Read more
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 ... Read more
It was my birthday and time for a cruise. We always search on price- and this one came up. We have cruised many times ... Read more
05/14
We boarded HAL Veendam in Ft Lauderdale in one of the smoothest and quickest embarkations we have experienced on ships ... Read more
We departed Fort Lauderdale and headed Northeast. We traveled for 2.5 sailing days in very calm season, with the ... Read more

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05/14
This was our first cruise on HAL and were unsure what to expect. My wife and I took my 86 year old mother on this ... Read more
Get What You Pay For? larryfellman
05/14
My wife and I chose this cruise for its multiple sea days and then interesting ports in NE and maritime Canada. On this ... Read more
The Veendam was several hours late arriving at the Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal on April 24, 2014 because of delays ... Read more
This was a rather unusual cruise for my wife and me. For one thing, this was our first cruise as four star members. We ... Read more
In the spirit of fairness, I need to drop a few lines concerning HAL and the Veendam. The reviews for the last 6 ... Read more

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