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Holland America Line Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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Super medium sized ship

Review for Zuiderdam to Canada & New England

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texandk
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I just want to add a more positive note over any bad or poor reviews that have been posted about the Holland America Zuiderdam. Unfortunately many CC writers believe that when people want to know what they think, they only write the negative. We had a lovely Canada & New England cruise ending in Ft. Lauderdale after 2 sea days. The slim shipboard theater entertainment was more than ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Probably our last HAL cruise: Positives and Negatives

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OBX-Cruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had 3 choices for this itinerary from Canada to Ft. Lauderdale (inc. Zaandam from Montreal & either Zuiderdam or RCL AOS from QC), but we chose the Zuiderdam because of its sail date that would allow us to spend my wife's birthday with our friends in Quebec City. We are 3 star Mariners on HAL and will probably stop there and not choose HAL again when compared to the significantly better ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Not impressed

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Sparks0202
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Typically cruise on Princess but wanted to try this due to itinerary. Hard not to compare Princess against Holland America. On the positive side we like the larger bathroom. Also the staff is great. On the not so positive side: The ship itself is old and is not well maintained compared to Princess ships except for cabins. Too much up selling in all areas. For example, Consistently being asked if ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fine cruise overall

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Editz68
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I see there are a few other reviewers of this particular cruise that didn't like the fact we couldn't anchor in Charlottetown, PEI. Them's the breaks, folks. You can't control the weather. I thought we were very fortunate overall with the weather given the timeframe, with Sydney, NS being the only problem spot. My only gripe with this is that the printed itinerary (which I booked a month ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Back on the Zuiderdam

Review for Zuiderdam to Canada & New England

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tperru
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been on the Zuiderdam before but it has been several years. We were pleasantly surprised to see that they have done a nice job refurbishing the ship and adding some new features. Like some of the other ships in the Holland America line, they have added the America's Test Kitchen, Lincoln Center Stage, BB King's Blues Club, and Billboard Onboard. The crew on this ship was fantastic - ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Poor communication

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Notforus
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Had to be bussed 4 hours to the second port because the ship was under repair. Had to wait in the lobby for hours for a bus because they had no idea when we would go. We were compensated $75 for the trouble. Communication for Immigration back into the country and tendering were also very poorly handled. The good news was the food was better than other lines I’ve been on and the ship was ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Terrible ending and Poor communication

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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daydreaming0320
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

I chose this cruise because my family decided a last minute trip and this trip was the only itinerary would fit our schedule and we wanted to explore the East coast of Canada. I would rated the experience better if it was our trip ended so terribly on the last day of our cruise trip. The crew members were hardworking and friendly. The food was good overall. I think they ship needs a major ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Traveled with children


OK cruise with terrible ending

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Brentb13
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I chose this last minute cruise since she had never seen Canada. We are frequent cruisers of the Caribbean and thought this might be a nice change. The ship is fairly small and the clientele for this cruise is definitely older. The food was good on the cruise. The best part for us was all the food is actually served even on the buffet. Was nice to not have other guests ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


I'd give the last 36 hours a 0 rating

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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soccernut6
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise for the itinerary. It was leaving from Boston and we don't live to far away. Also we had heard great things about Holland America. We loved the first 5 days of the cruise but the last two were where Holland America totally lost us. We loved the service, food and ship until the last two days. Two nights from the end of the cruise a pipe burst on our deck and 6 or 7 ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Good Food and Excellent Service did not make up for many issues

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TickChick
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We selected the 12-day Canadian Maritimes cruise for the itinerary; the Zuiderdam was the only ship that offered it. We found the food quite good, and the cabin, dining, wine staff, and dining captain service excellent. We had a Verandah stateroom on Deck 6, and it was large-with lots of storage and a huge bathroom with soaking tub and double sinks. Our balcony was large, though we were not able ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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