Food and service was not consistent: Veendam Cruise Review by gailhen

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gailhen
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Food and service was not consistent

Sail Date: May 2017
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: Boston
Destinations were great! Plumbing and air conditioning issues. Breakfast in Dining room was slow...Old ship that needs renovated and need more staff for evening dining which was slow and food was not always hot or tasty. Entertainment was ok but nothing special. Have seen better on Princess like Atlantic City Boys and Beatlemania. Would not go on this ship again and not sure we would go on Holland America again. Saw a bit of Boston but weather wasn't great. Saw lots of Montreal and went for Montreal Smoked Meat at Swartz's which is a must do in Montreal, excellent! Quebec City had some great shops and restaurants, Charlottetown the Cavendish cliffs, Sydney Fort Louisberg, Halifax the highlight was Peggy's Cove, and Bar Harbor the highlight was Acadian Park. We rented a car for $38 CAD in Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown which was a great deal cheaper than the excursions on the ship! Less

Published 06/17/17
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Rented a car and saw Cavendish cliffs, Anne of Green Gables, Cow's Creamery for ice cream and lobster lunch at a ship recommended restaurant.

Peggy's Cove, Citadel
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Great city to walk and explore! Be sure to have Montreal Smoked meat at Swartz's!

Did walking tour and had lunch at an authentic Quebec restaurant.

Rented a car and went to Fort Louisberg

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