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Holland America Line Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

Excursion - Bar Harbor. Acadia trails biking. 2.5 hour tour
Confederate bridge on PEI - full day excursion
Excursion - Baddeck on your own
Quebec City walk on your own
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Zaandam - Montreal to Boston & excursions - June 2022

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Wupzdaisy
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Holland America cruise Embarkation. If arriving at Montreal airport or dropping off rental vehicle at the Montreal airport and you wish to get an Uber ride to the cruise terminal, you must wait for your Uber car at the departure level outside door 7. There are clearly marked overhead signs & road markings indicating you are in the correct area. (See picture) It’s about a 30 min drive to ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Shakedown Cruise

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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DiveMaster
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Zaandam has returned to service after a year+ absence short staffed and provisioned. About 20 short in the kitchen, 2 in photography and stretched thin on cabin stewards, future cruise staff, and etc. As others have mentioned, gone are dinner theme nights, surf and turf, ice sculptures, live music at diner, the after dinner mint station (aka the traditional HAL level of dining). Service was ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


After two years, still not quite ready

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9025ron
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Boarding in Fort Lauderdale,where we live, was easy. Used the Verifly app which was a little difficult to figure out. We were underway on time to Boston, we have been on this ship several times before and like the smaller size. Immediately noticed maintenance items such as broken wooden trim around one of the hot tubs which was also closed, sound and picture quality of TV in cabin (80's looking ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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


Back on the Zuiderdam

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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


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


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

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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


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