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Holland America Oosterdam

Holland America’s Oosterdam is the second of 4 directionally named Vista class ships, representing East. Her sister ships are Westerdam, Noordam, and Zuiderdam for west, north, and south. Built by Fincantieri of Italy, Oosterdam was christened by Princess Margriet of … 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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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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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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Cruise Ship Cabins on Holland America Veendam

Although the Veendam is one of the smaller ships from a major cruiseline that I have sailed on, you would not know it from the size of the cabins. I stayed in an ocean-view cabin and it felt quite spacious. … Continue reading

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Holland America Veendam

Holland America ships are easily recognizable on the horizon by the dark blue color of their hulls, which sets them apart from other mostly white cruise ships.  They also tend toward smaller size.  While some cruise lines build bigger and … Continue reading

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Best Posts of 2014

Happy New Year! On New Year’s Day people tend to recap what they did over the past year.  With bloggers, that often means reviewing the past year’s blogs or highlighting the best of.  This year I decided to let the … Continue reading

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