ms Veendam

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The grandly proportioned Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks, and spacious staterooms, but also new and exciting venues.
All-Travel

Onboard Features

Rotterdam Dining Room

Rotterdam Dining Room


Pinnacle Grill

Pinnacle Grill


Explorer's Lounge

Explorer's Lounge


The Showroom at Sea

The Showroom at Sea


Mix

Mix


Crow's Nest

Crow's Nest


Culinary Arts Center

Culinary Arts Center


Pool

Pool


Explorations Caf?

Explorations Caf?


Club HAL? ? Kids (Ages 3-7)

Club HAL? ? Kids (Ages 3-7)


Club HAL? ? Tweens (Ag

Club HAL? ? Tweens (Ag


The Loft and The Oasis (Ages 13-17)

The Loft and The Oasis (Ages 13-17)


Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center Program

Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center Program


Special Needs

Special Needs


Activities & Services

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many ? or as few ? as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Whether you choose to workout in the Fitness Center, pamper yourself with a massage at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, or listen to music while checking your email in the Explorations Caf?, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

To ensure that the efforts of all crew members are recognized and rewarded, a daily Hotel Service Charge is automatically added to each guest?s shipboard account. The amount of the daily Hotel Service Charge* for suites is US$12.00 per guest, per day; and US$11.50 per guest, per day for non-suite staterooms. Guests are free to adjust this amount at the end of each segment and/or voyage, should the service received exceed or fail to meet guests' expectations.

A 15% Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges, dining room wine purchases, and for spa and salon services.

Please note: this charge is subject to change without notice.


  • Television / Radio
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Private Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • DVD Player
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Pillow-Top Mattresses
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Sitting Area
  • Suites

  • Library
  • Conference Room/Conference Center
  • Internet Caf?
  • Show Lounge
  • Casino
  • Card Room
  • Game Arcade
  • Movie Theater
  • Art Gallery
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Piano Bar
  • Sports Bar

  • Classes and Workshops
  • Dancing
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Live Music
  • Wine Tasting Seminars

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Full Service Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Weight Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Jogging Track
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping Pong
  • Tennis / Paddle Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Fitness Center
  • Personal Training
  • Yoga and/or Pilates Instruction

  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Culinary Arts Center
  • Laundry Room
  • Tuxedo Rental

  • Traditional Assigned Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Caf?/Coffee Bar
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Traditional Dining

  • Dedicated Children's Center
  • Outdoor Children's Play Area
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Youth Counselor Staff
  • Babysitters Available
  • Youth Programs

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required -

    Special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, diabetic or gluten-free meals, are easily accommodated with advance notice. Kosher meals and a Health Conscious Dining option are also available. To arrange special meals, please contact the Ship Services Department at 1-800-541-1576 at least 90 days prior to departure.

    Food Allergies

    For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are NOT life-threatening, please contact the Ship Services Department at (800)541-1576.

    For guests with life-threatening food allergies, guests are asked to provide detailed information to the Access & Compliance Department by completing a Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form. Guests should indicate on this form which foods may potentially cause a severe reaction. Guests with a variety of severe food allergies sail with Holland America Line regularly. The galley staff on board is accustomed to and experienced in dealing with these types of needs. The galley itself has many different areas of food preparation, which can help reduce the possibility of cross-contamination. It is important to note, however, that meals are prepared in mass quantities on board, thus there is always the possibility of some cross-contamination. As such, Holland America Line cannot guarantee that a guest will not come in contact with those items. Although the Access & Compliance Department will provide the ship with an advance notice of all food allergies detailed on an SRI submitted to them, it is recommended that guests also contact the Dining Room Manager upon boarding to review the details of these special dietary needs.

  • Internet Access -

    Guests can connect to the internet via satellite link 24 hours a day, satellite conditions permitting, either by accessing a 24/7 wireless connection "hotspot" or by utilizing the resources of the Explorations Caf? on board.

    Wireless Internet Service
    Each Holland America Line vessel offers wireless internet service in most public lounges throughout the ship. Guests may use their laptop computer or other wireless internet-enabled device to connect to the wireless internet service on board. IPhone and Android phone users will enjoy easy-to-navigate mobile friendly login. Internet Plans vary in price to accommodate individual needs and are interchangeable between the private computer terminals available 24-hours a day in the Explorations Caf? and your wireless device.

    Explorations Caf? or Internet Caf? Internet Service
    The Explorations Caf?, powered by The New York Times offers a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can access the internet via the onboard computers or via your own wireless internet device, such as a laptop computer, iPad or iPhone.

    Explorations Caf? or Internet Caf? pricing is subject to change without prior notice. Please inquire on board for current prices.

    • One-time Activation Fee of $3.95 applies to each user
    • Basic time charge = $0.75 per minute, pay as you go, or purchase a Discounted Time Plan
    • 250 minutes for $100.00, $0.40 per minute
    • 100 minutes for $55.00, $0.55 per minute

    Time Plan minutes can be used anytime throughout the cruise.

  • Medical Emergencies -

    If passengers become ill or injured during the voyage and the diagnostic and/or care needs exceed the capabilities of the infirmary, passengers will be transferred to medical facilities ashore.

    Please note: Medicare and many health insurance plans DO NOT cover the cost of medical care at sea, in foreign countries, or for air evacuation. Guests are encouraged to obtain travel medical insurance prior to travel in order to be reimbursed for services rendered.

  • Pregnancy Policy -

    Women cannot have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise.

    If you are pregnant, a physician?s letter must be provided stating the expected due date, medical fitness to travel, and the pregnancy is not high risk. Please also include your name, booking number, ship and sailing date.

    Please fax letters to Holland America's Access & Compliance Department at 800-577-1731. Or they can be mailed to:

    Holland America Line
    Attention: Access & Compliance Department, 2nd floor
    300 Elliott Avenue West
    Seattle, WA 98119

    Guests are urged to have their letter mailed or faxed in as soon as possible after making a reservation.

  • Smoking Policy -

    For the comfort of all guests, smoking is prohibited in all staterooms, showrooms, and most other indoor areas. While smoking is not permitted in staterooms, guests are allowed to smoke on stateroom verandahs. Smoking is also permitted on certain other designated, outside decks. The designated smoking areas for all ships are as follows unless otherwise noted.

    • Stateroom verandahs
    • Casino (Active players only)
    • Seaview Bar
    • Outside Decks
    • Sports Deck

    Cigar and pipe smoking is NOT allowed anywhere inside the ship; it is only permitted on the outside decks where smoking is allowed and on stateroom verandahs.

    Electronic cigarettes are permitted in staterooms but not in other public areas of the ship other than on outside decks designated as smoking areas.

    Any guest caught smoking inside their stateroom will be considered in violation of Holland America's smoking policy, and will be charged a US$250 cleaning fee per day of violation.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs -

    Holland America Line is committed to providing safe, easy, and accessible accommodations for all persons with disabilities, to the extent that is feasible. However, some needs require adequate time to prepare for a guest's arrival. It is recommended that guests make every effort to contact the Access & Compliance Department and submit a Special Requirements Information (SRI) Form well in advance of the departure of their cruise and/or cruisetour. It is recommended that an SRI form be submitted immediately upon booking, or a minimum of 45 days prior to departure.

    Guests who are unable to care for their basic needs (e.g. dressing, eating, and attending safety drills) MUST have a capable traveling companion. The medical staff on board is not available for daily care unless an individual is hospitalized in the ship's Medical Center. In limited situations (either on board or ashore), Holland America may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements, such as if an individual with a disability is unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services.

    Wheelchair-Accessible Staterooms

    Holland America Line vessels have specially designed staterooms for guests who use wheelchairs. If you have not booked a wheelchair accessible staterooms, but instead will be using a standard stateroom, it is important to know about some limitations that adversely impact maneuverability, especially ingress and egress into bathrooms. For example, bathroom dimensions, doorsills, and the height of bathtubs in standard staterooms are often difficult to negotiate for guests who have limited mobility. Additionally, standard stateroom doors and hallways may be too narrow for a wheelchair or scooter* to maneuver into and out of the stateroom.

    *Note: For safety reasons, these mobility devices must be stored and charged in the guests' staterooms.

    Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms offer features such as wider entry doors, roll-in showers with grab bars and benches/seats, and hand-held shower nozzles, as well as lowered closet and towel rods.

    • Wheelchair accessible stateroom entry doors measure 32 inches wide.
    • Wheelchair accessible bathroom doors measure 32 inches wide.

    Accessible stateroom locations are noted on the Deck Plans for each ship.

    Ship Transfer Options

    For individuals with limited mobility, the use of a wheelchair will be the primary mobility assistance aid for getting on and off the ship. Certain ship transfer operations (i.e. during tendering and at the gangways) may not be fully accessible to wheelchairs or scooters. When a ship is unable to dock, guests are taken ashore on smaller boats called tenders. Some guests with limited mobility may find it difficult to embark or disembark the ship at certain times while tendering or while docked due to steep gangways and steps, particularly during low or high tide. Also, please note that scooters and wheelchairs which are more than 100 lbs. (without the battery) are not allowed to be transferred from the ship to tender and/or from tender to shore.

    Most Holland America Line vessels have been retrofitted with a tender-lift system that enables guests to roll directly on and off tenders while remaining in their wheelchairs. However, please be advised that adverse weather conditions such as wind, swells, or extreme tide levels may prohibit the use of the ship's tender lift equipment. Additionally, some port facilities may not be able to accommodate the lift equipment. If you require the use of this equipment, please speak with the Guest Relations Manager upon embarkation for further details or to coordinate specific arrangements.

    Situations may occur in which guests with limited mobility may not be able to go ashore at the time they desire or are unable to go ashore at all in certain ports. For the safety of all concerned, the Captain shall make the final determination regarding whether or not it is advisable to provide assistance to guests with mobility impairments, or to carry their mobility assistance device (wheelchair, scooter, walker, etc.), taking into account all appropriate matters including, but not limited to, weather conditions, ship's location, weight of the guest or their mobility device, etc.

    Personal Mobility Equipment

    For the safety of all guests and crew, and to enhance accessibility, Holland America Line strongly recommends that all personal electric mobility equipment meet the following criteria:

    • Width: 23" maximum (in order to be accommodated in a standard stateroom), unless collapsible to a width of 23" or less
    • Weight: 100 lbs. maximum (without battery)
    • Batteries: Must be gel or dry cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only

    Holland America Line recognizes that for some people, a larger scooter may be essential. If you believe you need a larger scooter, please contact the Access & Compliance Department to discuss your requirements.

    For the safety of all guests and crew, scooters and other mobility equipment need to be securely stored and charged in the guest's stateroom, not in hallways or elevator lobbies. Scooters left in hallways and elevator lobbies could restrict people needing to travel through these areas in an emergency, particularly other guests using mobility aids, since they would have no way of getting by a scooter left in a hallway.

    Holland America Line is no longer able to provide complimentary wheelchair assistance for any purpose other than embarkation, disembarkation, and emergency situations. Holland America Line wheelchairs are not available for shore excursions or for use on board. If you will require regular use of a wheelchair, it is recommended that you bring your own wheelchair with you. You may also make advance rental arrangements prior to your sailing and have a wheelchair delivered directly to the ship for use on board and in ports of call.

    Special Needs at Sea and CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist are the vendors that Holland America Line has approved for delivery of mobility devices. Please contact these vendors directly for pricing and availability.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: www.specialneedsatsea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: www.cruiseshipassist.com

    Please be advised that all pre-arranged mobility equipment rentals must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

    Shoreside Wheelchair Assistance

    Because facilities in ports around the world vary significantly, wheelchair accommodations may not be available for some land tours and/or shore excursions. Furthermore, many transportation vehicles around the world do not have wheelchair lifts. Thus, it may be necessary for Holland America Line to make alternate transportation arrangements such as a sedan vehicle. This requires that a guest who uses a wheelchair be able to transfer from his/her wheelchair to the front or back seat of a sedan. Due to the limited number of lift-equipped vehicles in foreign locations, guests may incur additional costs for transportation related to airport transfers, shore excursions, and tour/hotel packages. Please note, lift equipped transportation within the United States may be arranged without additional costs. For information on alternative transportation arrangements and associated costs please contact the Access & Compliance Department . Please advise Holland America Line as far in advance as possible of any special needs for transfers. This will help to ensure availability of the appropriate vehicle(s) and for Holland America Line to provide an estimate of additional associated costs.

    Guests should be aware that certain third party shore excursion facilities may not be fully accessible to guests with disabilities. Although Holland America Line endeavors to make sure these companies comply with legal requirements, they cannot guarantee that all are able to provide facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For detailed information on accessibility of shore excursions, it is strongly recommend that guests contact the Shore Excursions Department prior to embarkation at 1-888-425-9376 (or locally at 206-626-7320) or visit the Shore Excursions Office on board.

    Wheelchair assistance that is requested for airports or train stations must be done directly through the airline or rail station. Holland America Line is not able to arrange for wheelchair assistance at airports or train stations.

    Options For Deaf or Hard of Hearing Guests

    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, Holland America Line has made the following items available:

    • Stateroom kits that include a visual and tactile alert for someone knocking at the door, the phone ringing, or an alarm.
    • Stateroom televisions capable of showing closed captioning (some satellite feeds do not transmit with captioning, so this feature is available only when the signal the ship receives has captioning).
    • Telephones with amplified sound for staterooms.
    • Assistive Listening Systems with portable receivers in the show lounges to assist guests who are hard of hearing to hear the shows.
    • Written safety information and a copy of the lifeboat drill safety speech.

    Options For Guests Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision

    To help maximize the cruise experience for guests who are blind or have low vision, Holland America Line has made the following items available:

    • Window-Eyes? computer software in the Explorations Caf? that allows guests to navigate the web by listening to the text.
    • Downloadable daily activities, news, and menus for guests with laptops with screen reader programs. These items may also be downloaded to the Window-Eyes? enabled computer in the Explorations Caf?.
    • With 45 days notice, large print or Braille menus describing the inspired cuisine offered across a myriad of venues, from the elegant Dining Room to the casual Lido Restaurant.
    • A familiarization tour of the vessel upon arrival.

    Service Animals

    Holland America Line only permits service animals on board, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Guests are not permitted to bring pets, therapy/companion animals, and other animals that do not meet the definition of service animals. If you have any questions about whether the animal you wish to bring on board is, in fact, a service animal, you may contact the Access & Compliance Department.

    Your itinerary may include ports of call that have very specific and strict requirements that need to be met prior to your service animal being allowed off of the ship. Please be sure you understand the requirements for a service animal to disembark in each port of call. The best places to obtain specific information on required documentation and immunizations for your service animal are the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website, local customs offices in the specific ports, and from your service animal's veterinarian. All documentation and immunization requirements are established by government authorities and not by Holland America Line. Should you need assistance in locating this information, please contact the Access & Compliance Department.

    To board the ship, your service animal must have current vaccinations. Records confirming the vaccination status should be provided to the Access & Compliance Department prior to your departure. It is also recommended that you carry the immunization records with you in case they are required at any port of call. If you do not have the proper documentation and proof of vaccinations for your service animal required at a port of call, or if there are local quarantine requirements, your service animal will be denied the right to leave the ship. If your service animal is denied the right to leave the ship in a specific port of call, the staff and crew will work with you to determine what actions may be possible to allow you to visit the port without your service animal. Please note that in your absence, you will need to provide for the care and supervision of your service animal. Except in those circumstances where your service animal has been denied disembarkation, you may not leave your service animal unattended on the vessel or in your stateroom at any time.

    Oxygen Deliveries On Board

    Guests requiring continuous or intermittent oxygen for chronic conditions must make their own arrangements prior to travel. Holland America Line ships are not equipped to provide guests with these services other than on an emergency basis in the Ship's Medical Center. For security and safety reasons, Holland America has selected CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist and Special Needs at Sea as the only outside vendors permitted to deliver oxygen supplies to Holland America ships.

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
    Website: www.specialneedsatsea.com

    CareVacations/CruiseShipAssist
    Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    Email: csa@carevacations.com
    Website: www.cruiseshipassist.com

    Note: Oxygen and/or oxygen equipment deliveries will not be accepted from any other companies.

    Please be advised that all oxygen and oxygen equipment rental arrangements must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

    Guests are also welcome to bring their own oxygen and/or oxygen equipment from home. Please note that the ship's staff and crew are not permitted to handle oxygen and/or oxygen equipment during the embarkation and disembarkation process. Thus, you must be able to handle your supplies if you bring your own. Please contact the Access & Compliance Department prior to sailing if you will require oxygen while on your cruise.

    Please Note: In accordance with FAA regulations, airlines have restrictions concerning traveling with oxygen and oxygen containers. It is the traveler?s responsibility to be familiar with and comply with the regulations of the airline they are traveling on.

Ship Staterooms

Enjoy refined amenities, such as fragrant Elemis Aromapure bath products, flat-panel TVs, finely woven cotton linens and Holland America's signature Mariner's DreamTM bed, which grace every elegant stateroom. Most of the spacious rooms aboard are ocean-facing, allowing you to enjoy expansive views as you sail to each new destination. Many have private, teak-lined verandahs, perfect for sunbathing or dining al fresco.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Ship Deckplans

Sports Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Sports Deck

Lido Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Lido Deck

Navigation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Navigation Deck
Navigation Deck

Verandah Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Verandah Deck
Verandah Deck

Upper Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Upper Promenade Deck

Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Promenade Deck

Lower Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Lower Promenade Deck
Lower Promenade Deck

Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
Main Deck
Main Deck

A Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite - BB
  • Vista Suite - BC
  • Large Interior Stateroom - MM
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DD
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - HH
  • Vista Suite - BA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - DA
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - EE
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom - VQ
  • Lanai Stateroom - CA
  • Standard Interior Spa Stateroom - IQ
  • Neptune Suite - SB
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Neptune Suite - SA
  • Vista Suite - A
  • Vista Suite - B
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - C
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - D
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - E
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - F
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - FF
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Porthole View - G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View - H
  • Large Interior Stateroom - I
  • Large Interior Stateroom - J
  • Large Interior Stateroom - K
  • Large Interior Stateroom - L
  • Large Interior Stateroom - M
  • Large Interior Stateroom - N
A Deck
A Deck

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Experience
Ship Staff
Dining/Food
Entertainment
Activities
Staterooms
Itinerary/Ports
Value

Ship[ service & ship condition

| Canada & New England Discovery
Some staterooms were reporting climate control issues. Pool Deck area was not always clean..

Holland america Line -Veendam

| Ft.Laud. to San Diego
Not happy about skipping 2 ports, both in Mexico. Don and marlene

Sailed the Veendam twice!

| St. Thomas. St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Martin, Martinique, - the nice islands.
This is a nice ship and the staff are friendly. Mostly an older crowd but they cater to people with disabilities. The Neptune Lounge is open to all who have a suite. Get as many perks as possible and some come with a suite. Very easy to get on the ship and off at the end of the cruise. There private island may be closed if the weather is bad.

Canadian maritime Cruise

| Canada
My travel agent is one in a million. I’ve worked with her for many many years now and you just couldn’t find anyone who handles every detail so.

(What does this mean?)

| Cuba
Needs some touching up in conspicuous places like elevator doors and locations of other superficial damage and wear.

Hawaiian Islands, Ensenada

| Hawaiian Islands
Enjoyed late ports Lahaina & Honolulu

Panama Canal Cruise

| Panama Canal
Great trip.

Good Value

| Canada
For some reason, waitstaff doesn't compare with RCL,

Cuba experience

| Cuba and Caribbean.
Would go back and liked the ship.

Great Cruise

| Burmuda
We are four star HAL passengers with over 25 cruises. This is one of the most interesting.

15 night cruise to S. Carribean

| S Carribean
Great cruise over all but the ship lacked a polished finish. Many little things were showing it's age.

Nice, but not as good as Rotterdam

| New England/Canada
We enjoyed our trip to New Englang/Canada. Just got back from a wonderful week. Service, food were good. Rooms were a little small. Wife needed to travel with a walker and there was no room to use it in the room. Couldn't even get it beyond the bed and had to be carried past the foot of the bed to store it. This was our second time to enjoy this area. First time was on the Rotterdam and it was much nicer!

Variety

| Eastern Canadian Provinces
This was my first cruise & Veendam was just the right size for me!

Panama Canal Trip

| Panama Canal
We like Holland America because they are well run and the Veendam is the size ship we prefer. Our multiple dinner partners were all very pleasant.

Canada/New England

| Quebec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston
We saw four shows. The Beatles tribute was fantastic. The one that we thought was going to be step dancers turned out to be a lecture on the Citadel and was very boring. Why that was scheduled on the showtime is a puzzle. The theater seating was less than optimal. It wasn't tiered adequately, so if we sat in the back, we had to strain sometimes to see clearly. I think the Veendam is a bit older ship than we've been on in the past, but we'd never seen a showroom laid out quite like that. I would advise the Titanic/Peggy's Cove excursion to be an hour longer, at least the one we went on. The guide was excellent and a wealth of information. Unfortunately, he had to talk so fast in the amount of time we had that a lot of it was lost on us. We had to wait at the cemetery because there was another group ahead of us, so we got maybe 10 min. there and had to rush back to the bus to go to Peggy's Cove. Peggy's Cove is a quaint and beautiful place, but so many tourists and not a lot of time to look at everything or buy much because of the long lines. As I said, it's an excellent tour -- just not enough time. The Price Edward Island Anne of Green Gables excursion was great, and Donalda, our tour guide, was the best ever (and the driver as well)!

Mexico getaway

| Mexico
Enjoyed the cruise. Friendly staff,very accommodating

Ms Veendam Cruise Review

| Costa Maya, Belize, Cozumel, Havanna
I would not recommend this ship. Due to the age, the ship was not stable as the newer ships. There was no entertainment to speak of or activities. The little entertainment that they did have was very poor. The only plus that they had going for them was the staff. They were very pleasant. We have traveled on many cruise ships and have had quality entertainment and activities. If this is the normal for Holland America they we have no desire to travel on any of their ships again. Our travel agent did an amazing job with the itinerary but the overall experience on the ship was poor.

Voyage of the Vikings

| Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland ,Amsterdam, Belgium,Faroe Isl
The Veendam is not as well maintained as the Amsterdam but overall it was a very pleasant experience and the ports were wonderful

Older Ship But Great Service

| Cuba, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman
We loved the fact that there was so much room on the ship, it never felt crowded. The staff was amazing and attentive, they learn your name right away and remember your favorite drinks.

Canada and new england

| Canada
Good cruide

Cruising on the Veendam

| Quebec, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlotteown,Glouster
The service on the Veendem was excellent from all the dining areas, stateroom maintenance and front desk services. We especially enjoyed the calm but efficient dining room experience at dinner.The ports were very visually pleasing, offered excellent shore excursions, the experience to explore the port and return for a late afternoon light meal. The cruise was a totally enjoyable experience. Service and a pleasant atmosphere is high priority on the ship.

Historical Ports of NE US

| Boston, Halifax, St John, Sydney, Portland, Bar Harbor
We have cruised with HAL many times (18) This cruise we would rank as third behind Alaska and Panama Canal. Interesting ports, great smaller ship, super food and service and intersting fellow travelers.

Birthday Celebration

| Mexico
We have cruised many times and always come back to Holland America. Their staff & crew are excellent and work hard to provide great customer service at every level.

Veendam cruise

| Nova Scotia, Boston, Bar Harbor,Quebec, Charlottetown
Staff was so friendly and always knew your name.

Holland America review

| New England
Front desk cancelled our Pinnacle Grill reservation without telling us. We had inconsistent information from different staff on the policy of the beverage package.

Great ports of call

| Boston, Halifax, Sidney, Charlottetown,Quebec, Montreal
If you can't control your eating, count on adding about 5 pounds.

Viking trail cruise

| New foundland, Lab., Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Holland, Norway, Shetland isles and Faroe Isles
Tendering takes too much time away from port. It can be dangerous when slippery. At times the tender system does not work well.

Review of Holland Am Veendam Canada cruise

| Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston
Some spa services were great (facial) but others were poor (mani/pedi) Some food was great (most dinners in dining room) but others were just adequate (breakfast in Lido)

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms 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.

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