Veendam Cruise Review by pborl001
- Sail Date: September 2012
- Destination: Canada & New England
- Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah
We would not choose this ship again and probably would not choose HAL again after our experience. We feel we did not get value for money spent.
Regarding port of call: Charlottetown is not listed. It was the best excursion we took. It was booked through AAA. We were on a small bus with perhaps 20 to 24 people. The driver/guide was a native of PEI and very knowledgeable. Our tour was called Island Drive and Anne of Green Gables. The guide took us through the city of Charlottetown showing us homes from the average to extremely pricey. He knew who owned the pricey homes and how long they lived on the island. His knowledge of Green Gables was phenomenal as was his general knowledge of the island.
We also booked a tour through AAA for Sydney, Nova Scotia. We boarded the coach bus to take the Bird Island of Cape Breton boat tour. It was canceled about 20 minutes after we left the terminal due to rough seas. We did not opt for any other tour due to time left in port.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
City TourThe tour was called Best of Both Worlds. This was a tendered port which went very smoothly. Ships employees very experienced. The tour guide was fair, read all info from note cards. Any questions seemed to stump her. The bus driver was much more knowledgeable. Very commercialized port. Probably wouldn't visit again.View All 6 City Tour Reviews
HalifaxThe tour was through the cruise line. Heart of Historic Halifax. The tour guide was superb. Weather was rainy and cool but expected.View All 20 Halifax Reviews