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Veendam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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815 Reviews

No need to look for smaller ship-Veendam has it all!

Veendam Cruise Review by maryjanemarkle

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

This cruise was a last minute decision and the most delightful surprise. A 1400 passenger ship now qualifies for a small ship experience.The Veendam was renovated in April and its classic charm updated into a modern version of the same.Beautiful antiques throughout, easy to get to any place on the ship, absolute fine dining in the main dining room and in specialty restaurants.Chef Guru handled all dining venues from Rudi's Seafood, Canalettti,Pinnacle Grill and buffet to perfection.Classical entertainment by Marian on violin,and beautiful shows especially the Planet of the Stars in main theatre. Other musical performances happy and fun.Service impeccable in all dining areas.Even have a happy hour in 2 bars twice a day!!Many more ports than the usual Canada/New England cruise.

Officers friendly and kudos especially to Chief Engineer Paul Jacobs and Hotel director Leonie Henry who were visible and so engaging.

Can't wait to book this ship again!

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Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom

Excellent spacious cabin with perfect room stewart!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Bar Harbor

Walked around for many hours and enjoyed their seafood.


Halifax always a pleasure and the pubs were great.

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Glad they are building another slip because this charming city is on the rise!

Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

A little better in the summer where the beaches are accessible but always charming.

Quebec City

Quebec City was the highlight port.So European and the food excellent and the view from the ship spectacular!

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