In alphabetical order, Holland America's Veendam starts her season with a cruise from Boston to Quebec City, with waypoints such as Halifax. The Statendam class ship has been a frequent visitor. Its September 20, 2012 visit was under a bit of a cloud with twenty passengers exhibiting the notorious "flu-like symptoms".
Built in 1996 by Fincantieri-Venezia, it was modified in 2009 with additional upper deck cabins and other improvements.It will make about 18 more calls in Halifax before the end of the season.Passenger capacity is listed as 1266 on the Port of Halifax web site, although company information shows a capacity of 1350.
Next is Silver Whisper: