Holland America Line

Veendam

Sailing Dates:

Veendam

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest amenities. Guests aboard Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms many with private verandahs but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck.

Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.

The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service.

Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues:

  • Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations
  • Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights
  • Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates

The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment.

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Veendam Facts
  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,350
  • Crew Members: 580
  • Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt.
  • Length: 719 feet
  • Beam: 101 feet
  • Maximum speed: 22 knots
  • Dedicated: January 1996, by actress Debbie Reynolds
Dining & Activities

Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chefs selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.

Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Fitness Center: for rejuvenation through exercise, we offer fitness classes in yoga, Pilates and more, as well as a professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Two refreshing outdoor pools also await, along with basketball and tennis courts on deck.

Thermal Suite: Natural light floods through floor-to-ceiling windows in the Thermal Suite, which invites you to treat your entire being to the pinnacle of relaxation. Decorated in intricate mosaic using a soothing color palette, this facility features a whirlpool, chaise lounges, a sauna, and spacious sundeck.


Services


On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill

Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing - in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.


Entertainment

Close your eyes and open your mind to all of the thrill seeking entertainment alternative that you'll have the opportunity to venture. No matter how you plan on spending your night, the Veendam remains well equipped to accommodate each and every one of your desires. If you're looking for the relaxed scenery of a lounge, you'll find plenty. If you're in the mood for the mingling bar atmosphere, you'll feel completely comfortable in our bars.

  • Crow's Nest Lounge: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

  • Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations; Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights; and Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates.

  • Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment.

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