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Holland America Line New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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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


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


First Time HAL Disappointed Us

Review for Zuiderdam to Canada & New England

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arizonasunlover
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We've been on about 5 cruises with HAL because we feel they offer good value for the price as well as good service, food and itineraries. This time we were very disappointed in our cabin which was supposed to be only partially obstructed but turned out to be fully obstructed by machinery and a tender boat. We were also very disappointed with the food quality which we would rate mediocre at best. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Too early for colours

Review for Zuiderdam to Canada & New England

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Oldtony77
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We picked this NYC to Quebec cruise to see New England and Canadian Fall colours but we picked to early in the season to do that. Pre cruised 4 days in NYC and post cruised with 2 day stays in each of Quebec, Montreal and Toronto. Departure was relocated from Manhattan to Brooklyn due to damage at Manhattan terminal so was pretty disorganise ashore and messed up transfers. Holland America ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Zuiderdam Sept 13, 2018 10-day Colors of Canada & New England Cruise

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karsta
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to explore New York for 3 days prior to embarking on our cruise. Embarkation did not go smoothly as we had to utilize Brooklyn Terminal instead of the original Manhatten terminal as the Zuiderdam had sustained some damage and had to be repaired in the Brooklyn Terminal. This made our cab fare more from our hotel where we stayed for 3 nights to the terminal ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Not what we expected

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Yvonjo11
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have always cruised with Princess, but decided we would try Holland, because pricing was more reasonable. If this is your first time with Holland, and we did the colours tour of eastern Cananda and Quebec. We started in New York. Best part of this cruise was old Quebec. There are a few things one needs to know. We were unsure of their tipping policy until we received a copy of our bill. ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very calm cruise with beautiful port visits

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petevick
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

7th cruise with HAL. Usual high standard of services, especially cabin stewards Santana & Made. As mentioned below, a disturbing situation being locked out of cabin on our balcony occurred sailing from New York City.This situation was made worse by no-one coming to let us out. Either officer below on promenade deck or front desk took a long,long time to do anything about it. It was lucky our ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


OUTDATED SHIP AND OUTDATED CATERING

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jacques4849
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We have selected this cruise as understood of good standing ( for the price paid in Europe !) and a good vessel . We have been badly surprised to have to find verandah cabins totally worn out wih bathrooom facilities totally 'used up ' . Swimmingpool very average and surrounding whirl pools hardly working at all .This vessel has moreover no central attractive atrium place as most vessels ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


So disappointing in all respects (except the itinerary)

Review for Zuiderdam to Canada & New England

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ladylawyer888
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We have been cruising for 30 years but never sailed on HAL. And, we won't again. Here's why: The boarding process in NY was chaotic and took about 2 hours. Not sure if it was the HAL staff or NY port problems because we've never left from NY before. Once onboard, we noticed that the entire ship was very "tired and outdated". ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Canada New England 2016

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Ejbirdie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we had not been to either New York or the Maritimes before. We had cruised Holland America many years ago and enjoyed their ship and service. Zuiderdam is very spacious, well laid out, and by the 10th day we found it easy to navigate. The crew and staff are very well trained and were always smiling and eager to help with any request. The shore excursions we ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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