Category Archives: Holland America

Cruise Ship Loyalty Programs

Want to know how your favorite cruise line’s loyalty program stacks up against the rest? Compare a variety of major lines here and see what each one has to offer. Continue reading

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Quebec City

Holland America Veendam cruised down the St. Lawrence river to Quebec City, where the ship spent a night before disembarkation. It was nice to have a port stop with no concerns over hurrying back to the ship before it left … Continue reading

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Food on Holland America Veendam

Food on a cruise ship is always plentiful and almost always available. Like most cruise ships, the Holland America Veendam has a number of food choices each meal. For breakfast passengers can fill out the handy card in the room, … Continue reading

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Prince Edward Island

We stepped off the Holland America Veendam into a fierce wind on Prince Edward Island. A short walk across the dock brought us to the shops at the pier. Security guards herded passengers away from the inviting doors under fancy … Continue reading

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Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney seems to be a popular thing to name a city.  There’s Sydney, Australia of course, and on the west coast of Canada, Sidney B.C. on Vancouver Island.  Maybe Canada has a thing for Sydney on islands because they also … Continue reading

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How To Get Free Spa On A Cruise

All the major cruise ships have spas. For the most part, nothing at these spas comes cheap. While some passengers can afford to enjoy the spa services, cruisers on a budget tend to spend their limited dollars elsewhere. If you … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Decor on Holland America Veendam

Launched in 1996, and with some recent upgrades added, Holland America’s Veendam has a timeless decor with some old-fashioned accents. I don’t know if it has an official theme, but if I had to name it I’d call it old … Continue reading

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our first Canadian stop on the Canada/New England cruise on Holland America‘s Veendam came at Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Everywhere on this cruise was new to me as I had never been to the northeast before and to me going to … Continue reading

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor (pronounced Bah Habah by the locals) may have its prime tourist season when people come to see the trees in their glorious fall colors, but it is a nice place to visit earlier in the season as well. … Continue reading

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Navigating Yourself Around A Cruise Ship

No doubt cruise ships are big, and getting bigger all the time as cruise lines build increasingly more extravagant ships with bigger and better attractions and more of everything.  It’s no wonder passengers often get lost trying to find their … Continue reading

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