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32 Montreal Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

kmackear avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise


We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. Due to the weather ( which was awful) we were not able to stop in Sydney, Nova Scotia. I did enjoy Quebec and our private tour with Tours By Locals, Claude was our ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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Bill Brennan

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Happy, friendly and professional crew!

This cruise was a celebration of successful medical treatments. We wanted to get away and be together after a great deal of anxiety. Also, we wanted to be close to the USA. The timing, location and length of this ...
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Sail Date October 2018

Belmont123 avatar


3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Food & Service.

We choose this cruise for the itinerary and only one sea day. The food and service in the main dining room and the speciality restaurants was the worst we have ever had on any of the 49 cruises we have done. In the ...
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Sail Date October 2018

Thankyoulife avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Had great time

Honestly I was quite worry about the possible maintenance issue and quality of food before boarding this ship, especially reading some negative reviews about how old this ship is and unsatisfied customers...well, ...
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Sail Date September 2018

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Cruise Cynic

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

A Very Relaxing Cruise!

We are a family of four from Montreal, Canada, with two teenaged children. This was our 21st cruise, so we are moderately cruise-experienced, on a variety of cruise lines. This was our first experience with Holland ...
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Sail Date July 2018

cscatbird avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful trip

Did not want to go to the Caribbean or overseas and I wanted to sightsee with my daughter. This was perfect. We flew in to Montreal on Friday so we had a little time to sightsee on Sat. We stayed in Old Montreal ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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1 Review Written

Great Cruise On The Maasdam

On the Maasdam, we had a great cruise. However, the Maasdam has somewhat declined among other HAL (Holland America Line) ships.Though the Maasdam is a smaller ship among the fleet, it could've been appointed better ...
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Sail Date June 2018

CruisingMommyT avatar


12 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Clean Ship, Good Service, Excellent Ports

We have discussed going on this cruise for a few years, and finally booked it this summer. We live in South Florida, so it was a great break from the summer heat. We flew into Montreal on Friday, got an uber to the ...
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Sail Date June 2018

dengel2955 avatar


3 Reviews Written

77 Helpful Votes

Just too many issues

The Problems with this cruise began about 2 months prior to sailing. The itinerary was changed. What we were told there was a problem with the Coast Guard, whales, the speed the ship could travel. Stops at ...
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Sail Date October 2017

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Dottie Clougherty

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, dining experience terrible

SilverSea is always our cruise line of choice and we wanted to be on the new ship.The ship is beautiful but the dining experience was awful. All restaurants had to be pre booked, a first for Silver Sean and we were ...
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Sail Date September 2017

rachelfran avatar


2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in cruise but ports are great and staff works hard

We chose this cruise because it fit our available date parameters, included ports we were interested in exploring and had accessible ports of departure and return from our home. We did not know much about HAL other ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Trotter13 avatar


3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, so so food

We chose this cruise for the interesting itinery. We have cruised 20 times, mostly in the Caribbean. The itinery lived up to and exceeded our anticipation. the ship is an older ship but well maintained. The spacious ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very poor cabin quality known to the company prior to the cruise & not disclosed

Good ports of call but will not sail with Holland America again for the reasons below. No ship should be permitted to sail with this type of indoor air quality issue. Specifically, our room was dirty. Specifically, ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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1 Review Written

82 Helpful Votes

Nonresponsive Service

Traveling is my passion, but my dream vacation with Regent Cruses turned into a nightmare. If you are thinking about cruising with Regent you need to read about the series of unfortunate events that happened to me ...
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Sail Date October 2016

trudylynne avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote


We wanted a change from the usual cruise ports. Also was hoping to see the leaves change color. We have sailed on a Holland America ship before (Noordam) so I knew what to expect. I was sorely disappointed in the ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Very Special Voyage!

This was a Girls' Cruise. I took my two daughters and a treasured niece. All, but me, of course, are in their late 40s. My niece was a newbie, but my daughters and I have cruised with Silversea many times. ...
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Sail Date September 2016

drneal avatar


5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

A great time was had by all

This was my 10th cruise on my 5th cruise line. We usually go on Mega ships in the Caribbean. I didn't know what to think about Holland America or the Veendam from the other reviews. I was pleasantly ...
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Sail Date August 2016

kdub24 avatar


3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

SS Navigator is still my favorite ship.

Sailed through the pretty fall colors, and loved every minute of it. I am quite partial to Regent because of the smaller ships, the friendly, excellent service, and the all-inclusive nature. Navigator is my ...
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Sail Date October 2015

ajscott avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Good Relaxing Cruise

This was my 7th cruise, first with Holland America. Overall I enjoyed myself on this cruise. Holland America seems to be a step up from Carnival, in terms of class and you can definitely tell that their clientele ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Alialio avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Great Cruise from Montreal to Boston

We recently traveled to Canada to embark on the Maasdam for a 7 day cruise to Boston via Qubec, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax and Bar Harbour, then on to Boston. We are in our 40's and took our two ...
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Sail Date July 2015

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2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Maasdam Holland America review

This is my 12th cruise on several different lines so I feel qualified to review our trip. We are a family of four including two young teens. Overall it was wonderful! Holland America (HA) went out of their way to ...
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Sail Date July 2015

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2 Reviews Written

Maritimes and New England - July 2013

Who Are We: My husband and I are both in our early 40s and we have a daughter who is 9. We live in Ontario. We'd been on one prior cruise but this was our first time on Holland America or cruising Eastern Canada and ...
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Sail Date July 2013

Mquan10 avatar


1 Review Written

Canada New England

I am a Canadian, sailed on the Maasdam from Montreal on the back to back Canada / New England. Sail dates Aug 10 to Aug 24. This review expands on the pointers I posted in the HAL forum This is not a large ship and ...
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Sail Date August 2013

looloo66 avatar


1 Review Written

Experience of our life

We do not consider ourselves an experienced cruisers, but this cruise exceeded our best expectations. It was our best vacation ever, this is how we liked it. Maasdam is not a brand new ship but she was recently ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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1 Review Written

Great Cruise on Maasdam

We are loyal, but not typical HAL cruisers, parents in their 40's, traveling with a teenager. Embarkation was painless, and the room steward staff was exceptionally responsive. We tried an inside cabin for the first ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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