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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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439 Holland America Veendam Cruise Reviews

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Never again 1italgal
03/14
This was my first time on Holland America. I should NOT be complaining here just b/c my sister treated me to this ... Read more
Thanks a lot. marilynlanton@att.net
03/14
After looking forward to this cruise and a ship that came highly recommended, we were informed upon arrival at the ... Read more
Our embarkation and departure were delayed due to an outbreak of the Noro Virus and the CDC made the ship remain in ... Read more
03/14
Had our first HAL cruise on the Statendam in September. It was a disaster! Decided to try one more since it was the ... Read more
Frequent Cruiser Ranee1946
02/14
We had an unfortunate situation when a passenger fell down some stairs & was seriously injured. The captain was ... Read more

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We were on the Veendam cruise to Hawaii from San Diego that returned on Feb. 8, 2014. This is our 14th cruise (mostly ... Read more
I was not fond of the overall menu choices in the dining room. Different, not as familiar as on other Holland cruises. ... Read more
01/14
Stayed overnight at Wyndham Bayside both coming and going due to schedule issues with Air Canada. Nice hotel. You can ... Read more
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
Compared to Princess (where we've taken several cruises), the staff on the Veendam were unremarkable. The cabin ... Read more

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Recently returned from a 21 day Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam with Holland America. For those of you who have not ... 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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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
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

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