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Holland America Line Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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St Lawrence River, Canadian Maritime Provinces and East Coast Transit to Florida

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Canada & New England

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BVI sail
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We picked this cruise to catch the Fall colors along the St. Lawrence and for first time visits to Canadian maritime provinces. Embarkation was fairly smooth as folks seemed to come to the terminal at their appointed times. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing lovely Quebec and the other Canadian ports of call. The ship's crew was outstanding, very hard-working and they aimed to please. The meals in the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Nice ship but not sure if give HAL another chance

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7155913X
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first experience with HAL. We selected it because of the good itinerary and competitive cost. PROS: this is a big, safe and high tech ship. Nice atmosphere at the Casino. There was always good and consistent temperature in all public areas and cabins...very compfortable. Good support from the Front Desk staff. CONS: Cheap shows, cheap muscicians, cheap artists and poor ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Canada & New England

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Fprz
10+ Cruises

We’ve sailed on Holland America numbers of times over the last several years and expected the newest ship of the fleet in service for three years to be an improvement in design, services and accommodations. We chose this “low impact” itinerary to enjoy the vessel and not require early departing excursions and for the most part the itinerary met this goal. However, the new ship missed the mark in a ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


It Is The Crew That Makes The Experience

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digcruising2
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were getting tired of the continuing ninety degree days here in Virginia so we wanted to go to Canada. HAL surprisingly was one of the few cruise lines still accepting new customers and not sold out. I read that Nieuw Statendam was a relatively new ship which pleased me, but concerned my wife who likes to have a tub in the bathroom. I knew all of the newer ships only provide tubs in the top ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Perfect Size

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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TOrjg
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first time cruising on Holland America (HAL), we usually cruise on NCL & we chose the ship because it sailed further upriver on the St.Lawrence. While smaller than the smallest of Norwegian ships, the Zaandam carries only 1,432 passengers compared to our favourite ship, the Gem which carries 2,394 passengers. The demographic of the passengers was also much older than NCL ships, with ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Overall, less happy than other HAL ships.

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Jimgerlv
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife came to America in 1952 on a HAL ship, so we kept using them for vacations. Mostly we really enjoyed the ships we were on, but the last ship (Zaandam) was not as enjoyable as the others. They all had excellent food and steward service. For us, we had the following problems: 1. Our shower kept changing water temp while using-not extreem, but annoying. 2. Our TV kept freezing or ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Laid back cruise up the St Lawerence Seaway

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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moosegrin
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise from Boston to Montreal was to see some new sights in Canada. The ports of Bar Harbor, Charlestown, Quebec were interesting. Sydney and Montreal not so much. The common areas of the ship appear to have been refurbished in the last few months, but the cabins are showing a lot of age with only one electric outlet per cabin and an in room TV that is essentially useless and too ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


disappointing ship

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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jim_mve
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

We signed up with this cruise three years ago before Covid started. We were cancelled twice and finally able to go this month. We had so much trouble with reservations, Covid requirements and all the APPs that we had to download. We had trouble with boarding times and then found out at the Dock that they didn't even care what time we boarded. The ship was old and creaky. There was only one ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Ship of fools

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Alf the Alien
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise, and paid a premium price over a similar Princess cruise, because of the itinerary including stops in Newfoundland. It was a big change for two Princess Platinum "lifers". My goal was St. Anthony with a tour to Anse des Meadows and the ancient Viking settlement. Hurricane Earl killed that idea and those stops were off the list. Sad but not a fault of the ship. My beef was ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


HAL clearly in decline

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Brodox
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are frequent cruisers and have traveled with HAL several times in the past. We wanted a cruise that would stay close to the US that visited places we had not previously seen. In retrospect it’s clear that this itinerary is less than compelling with most ports having minimal activities off ship if you do not chose the cruise lines’ tours. Dining experience was good though don’t expect surf ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Spa Stateroom


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