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MS Veendam

As soon as you step aboard MS Veendam, you’ll be impressed by the contemporary yet traditional décor, outstanding array of artworks and fine flower arrangements. Some of the MS Veendam’s most impressive features include a full wrap-around teak promenade deck, comprehensive children’s facilities, the Crow's Nest observation lounge, a three deck high atrium and a Lido Deck with a sliding glass roof. Plus, the friendly, welcoming and attentive staff aboard always help to make your holiday extra special.

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At a glance
Tonnage

57092

Length

719 feet

Capacity

1350

Total Crew

580

Avg Cruising Speed

22 knots

Maiden Voyage

1996-01-01

Beam

101

Guest Decks

9

Last Refurbishment

April 2011

Good to know

accessibility
account
dress code
gratuities
laundry
medical
power
smoking
wifi

Life Onboard Overview

Dining

Useful things to know when it comes to dining.

Shopping

Shop 'till you drop with the following choices.

Bars & Lounges

Enjoy cocktails, international beers and more besides in the plethora of onboard bars and lounges.

Spa & Wellness

Relax, rejuvenate and radiate health and beauty with these onboard spa and wellness options

Leisure & Activities

There's plenty to occupy your leisure time here, just take a look at what's on offer.

Family

No member of the family is left out here with lots to choose for every age.

Entertainment

Your options for entertainment know no bounds.

As soon as you step aboard MS Veendam, you’ll be impressed by the contemporary yet traditional décor, outstanding array of artworks and fine flower arrangements. Some of the MS Veendam’s most impressive features include a full wrap-around teak promenade deck, comprehensive children’s facilities, the Crow's Nest observation lounge, a three deck high atrium and a Lido Deck with a sliding glass roof. Plus, the friendly, welcoming and attentive staff aboard always help to make your holiday extra special.

At a glance
Tonnage

57092

Length

719 feet

Capacity

1350

Total Crew

580

Avg Cruising Speed

22 knots

Maiden Voyage

1996-01-01

Beam

101

Guest Decks

9

Last Refurbishment

April 2011

Life Onboard

From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.

Good to know

accessibility
account
dress code
gratuities
laundry
medical
power
smoking
wifi

Explorations Café

A comfy coffee house environment awaits you at Explorations Café alongside one of the most extensive libraries of audio and video programming you'll find on a cruise. Alternatively, just relax with a book, newspaper or a good old browse of the internet at one of the workstations or wireless hotspots. There's even a large jigsaw puzzle table should you be so inclined. Oh, and there's free access to The New York Times online edition.

The Loft

This one's just for the teens to hang out. All those aged 13-17 can enjoy a haven of late-night sporting competitions, dance classes, cooking demonstrations and teens-only nightclub events.

Lido Pool

The ship's largest pool is flanked by cabanas and features three Jacuzzis. The entire area is covered by a retractable magradome so is great for year-round relaxing.

Lido Restaurant

Enjoy relaxed dining and impeccable service in the centre of the Lido deck. The bountiful breakfasts include cooked-to-order omelettes, fresh fruits and pancakes. Lunches boast of international delights including Asian and Italian offerings and dinner options are always extensive and impressive. Casual dress code.

Explorer’s Lounge

The sounds of the Adagio Strings backdrop this comfortable lounge where various beverages including coffees and liqueurs are served.

Crow’s Nest Lounge

The Crow's Nest Lounge offers sweeping 270° views in the daytime and is perfect for night-time dancing.

Practice Tennis Court

Perfect your tennis game or just play for fun on courts on deck 9 in the shadow of the ship’s funnel surrounded by views of the ocean.

Club Hal - Kids

Lots of activities for 3-7-year-olds including pirate treasure hunts, arts and crafts, storytelling and even a farewell pyjama party.

Rembrandt Dining Room

The Rembrandt Dining Room is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch and unforgettable five-course dinners in the heart of sophisticated elegance. Choose from classic favourites, vegetarian options and regionally inspired selections prepared by chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rotisseurs, an international food and wine society.

Mix

A fusion of music and drink where three distinct bars offer wide selections of champagne and beer from around the globe.

Greenhouse Spa and Salon

This is the place to relax and rejuvenate on your Holland America Cruise with its private treatment rooms, massage therapy, skin, body and hair treatments and knowledgeable therapists.

Neptune Lounge

A private lounge for guests in Neptune and Pinnacle suites with services of a personal concierge.

Culinary Arts Center

Presented by Food & Wine® magazine with hands-on cooking classes, appearances by special guest chef's, wine-tasting and mixology, regionally inspired workshops and workshops for 3-7 and 8-15-year-olds.

Slice

Enjoy poolside gourmet pizza by the slice or pie in a multitude of classic and innovative options. Inspired by the small pizzerias of Southern Italy, these delights are also included in your cruise fare.

Winetasting Bar

This cosy little bar is easy to miss as it’s tucked away just aft of the atrium but is definitely worth visiting for its excellent range of wines which can be enjoyed by the glass, bottle or special offer package.

The Retreat

Enjoy one of 14-16 private cabanas at The Retreat located on the Observation Deck where you can also enjoy light breakfast options, healthy refreshments and award-winning service.

Art Gallery

Exclusive onboard gallery and fine art experience from Park West Gallery with thrilling live auctions, intimate champagne events and dazzling exhibitions also par for the course.

Showroom at Sea

Enjoy a nightly contemporary take on a classic theatre style nightclub with state of the art technology and talented performers in the ship’s magnificent theatre.

Basketball Court

Shoot some hoops on deck 9 in the shadow of the ship’s funnel and surrounded by amazing views of the ocean.

The Photo Gallery

Let professional photographers from The Photo Gallery onboard capture your entire cruise holiday.

The Pinnacle Grill

Luxury, refinement and exceptional dining are yours to enjoy for lunch and dinner at The Pinnacle Grill. Its innovative and creative menu choices incorporate premium seafood and sustainably raised beef. Special event dining here includes a taste of Sirio Maccioni’s legendary New York restaurant, Le Cirque and a taste of three-star Michelin cuisine of Culinary Council® member Jonnie Boer's "Taste of De Librije” once per cruise. Formal dress is required for dining in MS Amsterdam's Pinnacle Grill.

An Evening at Le Cirque

Be dazzled by this recreation of the legendary and award-winning Le Cirque dining experience which Holland America's Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has worked with Le Cirque's Executive Chef Craig Hopson to bring you in the Pinnacle Grill. You absolutely must try Le Cirque's famous crème brûlée on your visit.

Canaletto Restaurant

Adjacent to the Lido Restaurant dining area, families and groups of friends will love this authentic Italian restaurant designed around sharing dishes.

Ocean Bar

A great place to make friends while savouring delicious cocktails and enjoying selections from the Great America songbook, courtesy of the dance band.

Casino

Offers games for every level of player alongside complimentary lessons from friendly dealers and tournaments for veteran players.

Merabella Luxury Collection

Enjoy a luxury shopping experience at this exclusive jewellery boutique with stunning designs from Forevermark, Le Vian, Effy Couture, Tara Pearls and so many more.

Your home on board

Relax into a world of comfort and easy elegance with accommodation options designed for maximum comfort. In addition, you’ll enjoy ample storage space and generous sitting and sleeping areas as standard in all cabins.

Included as standard

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lighted magnifying mirrors
  • Hairdryers
  • Massage showerheads
  • Bathrobes
  • Bath amenities
  • Flat-panel TV with DVD player
  • Complimentary DVD library
  • Safe
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary ice service

Ocean-View Stateroom – Large

Offers a bathroom with both a tub and shower while two lower beds can be converted into one queen size bed.

  • 13-29sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Sea view
  • Outside
  • Bathroom with tub & shower

Ocean-View Stateroom – Large with portholes

Two lower beds can be converted into one queen size bed while the bathroom offers a tub and shower. These rooms give views of the sea through portholes instead of windows.

  • 13-29sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Sea view
  • Outside
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
  • Phone
  • Multichannel music

Ocean-View Stateroom – Large partial sea view

Offering partial views of the sea and two lower beds that convert into a queen size bed.

  • 13-29sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Partial sea view
  • Outside
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
  • Phone
  • Multichannel music

Ocean-View Stateroom – Large fully obstructed view

Two lower beds convert to one queen size bed and the bathroom features both a tub and shower.

  • 13-29sqm (15-25sqm on MS Eurodam) 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
  • TV with DVD player
  • Phone
  • Multichannel music

Vista Suite

Offers a teak-lined private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and a queen bed converted from two lower beds.

  • 26-35sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Sea view
  • Outside
  • Bathroom with whirlpool tub & shower
  • Sitting area
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Minibar & fridge
  • Phone
  • Multichannel music
  • Verandah

Pinnacle Suite

Bedroom with one king size bed and dressing room. There’s a living room with a sofa bed, minibar and refrigerator, a separate dining room and pantry and a bathroom with an oversized whirlpool tub and separate guest toilet. The floor-to-ceiling windows and private balcony with outdoor seating finish off this lovely suite.

  • Bedroom with king size bed
  • 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath & shower
  • Guest toilet
  • Dressing room
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Pantry
  • In-suite coffee & espresso machine
  • Minibar & fridge
  • Phone
  • Multichannel music
  • Complimentary laundry
  • pressing & dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Verandah
  • Neptune Lounge access
  • Complimentary mimosas with in-suite breakfast
  • One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service
  • Personalised service of a concierge
  • Laundry
  • pressing & dry cleaning throughout cruise
  • Sparkling wine & bottled water in Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
  • Corsages & boutonnieres for first formal night
  • Cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars & umbrellas
  • Cocktail party with ship officers
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining & seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • Personalised cruise stationery
  • Fresh flowers

Neptune Suite

Enjoy exclusive amenities such as one-touch 24-hour concierge service and access to the Neptune Lounge where comfy sofas and refreshments are available to you throughout the day. The suite itself offers a whirlpool bathtub and a private verandah among its many benefits.

  • 47-66sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king size bed
  • 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath & shower
  • Dressing room
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Large sitting area
  • Minibar & fridge
  • Phone
  • Multichannel music
  • Neptune Lounge access
  • Verandah
  • Complimentary mimosas with in-suite breakfast
  • One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service
  • Personalised service of a concierge
  • Laundry
  • pressing & dry cleaning throughout cruise
  • Sparkling wine & bottled water in Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
  • Corsages & boutonnieres for first formal night
  • Cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars & umbrellas
  • Cocktail party with ship officers
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining & seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • Personalised cruise stationery
  • Fresh flowers

Large or Standard Interior Staterooms

Comfortable and uncluttered with two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed. Also includes a shower.

  • 13-26sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Inside
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Sitting area with sofa & coffee table
  • Phone
  • Multichannel music

Verandah Spa Stateroom

The Verandah Spa Stateroom features two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed. Its floor-to-ceiling windows and private verandah give great views of the sea while the sitting room is a great area to just relax. This room also features yoga mats and easy access to the Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

  • 19-39sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Sitting area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Yoga mats
  • Easy access to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Binoculars & umbrellas
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Personalised cruise stationery
  • Fresh flowers
  • Video on demand interactive TV system

Lanai Ocean-view Stateroom

Two lower beds conveniently convert into a queen size one while sliding doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck. The bathroom facilities include a tub and shower.

  • 17-24sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
  • Sliding glass doors to Lower Promenade Deck
  • Video On Demand Interactive TV System

Wheelchair Accessible Ocean-view Stateroom

Enjoy plenty of space with wide interior and exterior doors alongside the convenience of a roll-in shower.

  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Video On Demand Interactive TV System

Accessible Ocean-view Lanai Stateroom

Two lower beds can be converted into one queen size bed while sliding doors give you access to the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck. Wide interior and exterior doors and a roll-in shower make this room easy to navigate.

  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with roll-in shower
  • Wide interior & exterior doors
  • Direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck

Modified Accessible Ocean-view Stateroom - Large

This room has been modified to include a shower with only a small step and a step into the bathroom. It also features standard size interior and exterior doors rather than wider ones.

  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Sitting area

Modified Accessible Large Interior Stateroom

This room has been modified to include a shower with only a small step and a step into the bathroom. It also features standard size interior and exterior doors rather than wider ones.

  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Sitting area

Standard Interior Spa Stateroom

Enjoy easy access to the Greenhouse Spa and Salon as well as fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure. Two lower beds conveniently convert into one queen size bed and you’ll even find some yoga mats in your room should you want to enjoy some relaxing exercise while away.

  • 13-20sqm
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Interior
  • Sitting area
  • Yoga mats
  • Fragrant soaps
  • lotions
  • shampoo & other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Easy access to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Modified Accessible Vista Suite

Excellent benefits of the regular Vista Suite including two lower beds that convert into one queen size bed but with the modification of a shower with only a small step and a step into the bathroom. The interior and exterior doors are standard size and there is a sitting room and private verandah for relaxation.

  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Sitting area
  • Binoculars & umbrellas
  • Minibar & fridge
  • Verandah
  • Personalised cruise stationery
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers

Modified Accessible Neptune Suite

Excellent benefits of the regular Neptune Suite including two lower beds that convert into one king size bed but with the modification of a shower with only a small step and a step into the bathroom. The interior and exterior doors are standard size and there is a sitting room and private verandah for relaxation.

  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen size bed
  • 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar & fridge
  • Complimentary mimosas with in-suite breakfast
  • In-suite coffee and espresso machine
  • Access to Neptune Lounge
  • One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service
  • Laundry
  • pressing & dry cleaning throughout cruise
  • Sparkling wine & bottled water in Neptune Lounge upon embarkation
  • Corsages & boutonnieres for first formal night
  • Cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars & umbrellas
  • Cocktail party with ship officers
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining & seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • Personalised cruise stationery
  • Fresh flowers
  • Verandah

Explore your Holland America Line ship, deck by deck

What's on Deck 4

  • Wheelchair Accessible Ocean-view Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Modified Accessible Ocean View Staterooms
  • Infirmary
  • Doctor's Office
  • Reception

What's on Deck 5

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Modified Accessible Ocean view Staterooms
  • Modified Accessible Interior Staterooms
  • Launderette

What's on Deck 6

  • Lanai Staterooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible Ocean view Staterooms
  • Cruise Director
  • Atrium
  • Launderette

What's on Deck 7

  • The Showroom at Sea
  • Photo Gallery
  • Hotel Manager
  • Purser
  • Photo Lab
  • Atrium
  • Front Office
  • Art Gallery
  • Shore Excursions
  • Winetasting Bar
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Center
  • Hudson Room
  • Half Moon
  • Lower Rotterdam Dining Room

What's on Deck 8

  • The Showroom at Sea
  • Ocean Bar
  • Atrium
  • Shopping Arcade
  • Mix Champagne
  • Mix Martini
  • Mix Spirits & Ales
  • Casino
  • Art Gallery
  • Merabella Luxury Shop
  • Explorations Café
  • Explorer’s Lounge
  • Future Cruises
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Queen's Room
  • Rotterdam Dining Room

What's on Deck 9

  • Verandah Suites
  • Vista Suites
  • Interior Spa Staterooms
  • Verandah Spa Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Modified Accessible Verandah Suites
  • Launderette

What's on Deck 10

  • Verandah Suites
  • Pinnacle Suite
  • Neptune Suites
  • Vista Suites
  • Modified Accessible Verandah Suites
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Neptune Lounge

What's on Deck 11

  • Observation Deck
  • Fitness Center
  • Thermal Suite
  • Aerobics
  • Men's Locker
  • Beauty Salon
  • Massage
  • The Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Women's Locker
  • Dive-In
  • Whirlpools
  • Lido Pool
  • Bar
  • Canaletto Restaurant
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Slice
  • Bar at The Retreat
  • The Retreat

What's on Deck 12

  • Crow's Nest
  • Practice Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Club HAL
  • Club HAL Gameroom
  • The Loft

What's on Deck 13

  • Sky

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