Veendam Cruise Review by lihpa: A happy experience

Veendam 5
lihpa
Member Since 2007
19 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

A happy experience

Sail Date: May 2014
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

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 cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Quebec City. Our recent cruise experiences were with Azamara where we loved the small ships and food.

HAL was better than expected. The cabin was fine and the ship was great. The ship size was just right. Plenty of room but not too large. There was alot of different music venues playing both before and after dinner. We particularly liked sitting for awhile listening to a wonderful violinist and pianist before dinner.

I find breakfast in the dining room on most cruise lines to be fine. Lunchs in dining room were ok but we were really impressed with the diners on the ship. Great selection having never eaten the same thing twice. I thought the diner compared favorably to other more expensive cruise lines. The buffets for lunch and dinner were average. That is what we noticed to be lacking compared to more expensive cruise More lines.

Ports were ok. We went whale watching in Gloucester and saw 14 whales up close. Amazing. Acadia park in Bar Harbor was beautiful. Halifax was ok, Sydney not much to see and Charlottetown was nice.

All in all I would recommend Holland America and would go on another cruise. I thought is was a very nice cruise at a good value. Less


Published 05/19/14

Helpful? Thank lihpa

Read more Veendam cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Veendam Review >>

Compare Prices on Veendam Canada & New England Cruises

Cabin review:

lihpa
Member Since 2007
19 Forum Posts
Cabin
Dining
Embarkation
Enrichment Activities
Entertainment
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Service
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Veendam deals up to 82% off:

February Deals
Veendam 70% Loved It

 
24-day Amazon & Carnaval Explorer
See all Veendam Deals >>