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ms Veendam

ms Veendam

About ms Veendam

Enjoy the cruise experience on the stunning Veendam, boasting both a sophisticated yet intimate atmosphere. Nicely sized, with an intimate feel, enjoy a low-key sophisticated feel. Diverse activities, fabulous entertainment, luxurious accommodations, fabulous casual and elegant dining options are offered. Combining white-gloved service with both classic and modern features, you will know why everyone loves the Veendam. Boasting special amenities and service, The Retreat is a private resort-like pool area for adults, perfect for peace, quiet and relaxation. Like all Holland America ships, Veendam boasts an incredible art collection. Showcasing the stunning three-story Atrium is a breathtaking cut-glass sculpture depicting the biblical Jacob's Ladder.

Foodies will flock to the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, has a state-of-the-art kitchen for cooking presentations and classes. Bring out your inner techie at the complimentary Digital Workshop, offering classes in such topics as photo editing and blogging. Enjoy stunning views from the popular Crow's Nest and savor the fabulous selections at the Winetasting Bar and Gourmet Shop. Ideal for families, lots of fun activities are available for kids at their Club HAL, while The Loft and The Oasis, including their own pool, was designed for teens.

Rejuvenate at the famous Greenhouse Spa & Salon, offering top-rate beauty and wellness treatments. Workout at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center and take a yoga class or do nothing at all. Shop at duty-free stores and bring home a trinket from the luxury jewelry boutique, Merabella. Head outdoors for the two pools, basketball and practice tennis courts.

Featuring everything from casual outdoor eateries to elegant formal dining, including the stunning two-level Rotterdam Dining Room, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a dramatic double staircase, Veendam is perfect for culinary cruisers. Savor delicious five-course dinners, including spa selections, as well as cuisine from an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu. Dine in elegance on exquisite cuisine at the Pinnacle Grill, with luxurious appointments, including Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. Family-style Canaletto, serving delicious Italian dishes. Indulge in afternoon tea and enjoy complimentary in-room dining. Relax at the popular coffeehouse-like Explorations Café that is a combination of coffee bar and Internet center. Savor nightly delights on the Lido deck including the decadent "Chocolate Extravaganza."

Providing a private retreat, the Veendam boasts spacious staterooms and Verandah Suites are sure to make you feel right at home. Surround yourself in the utmost of comfort with lovely cheerful color schemes and Mariner's Dream Beds. Designed to off the utmost in comfort, staterooms and suites are your "home at sea," standard cabins are some of the largest at sea. Innovative Lanai Staterooms boast sliding glass doors that open directly onto the Lower Promenade Deck, making it easy to go strolling any time and Spa Suites offer special related amenities. There are accommodations to meet everyone's needs.

Entertainment is exciting, with lots of fabulous choices, from a production show to a fun sing-along at the Piano Bar. Dance the night away at Northern Lights disco and watch amazing performances at the Queen's Show Lounge. Try your luck at the casino and relax at a bar. You will love your cruise experience on the delightful Veendam.

Veendam cruises to exciting worldwide destinations, including South America, US & Canada Eastern, Mexico — Roundtrip, Caribbean — Eastern, Coastal Cruises, Panama Canal and Central America, Transcanal/Panama Canal, Hawaii, Antarctic Cruises, World & Exotic and Transatlantic & Repositioning.

ms Veendam

Sanitation Rating 98/2009
Attire Casual
Crew Size 580
Crew Nationality International
Regular Capacity 1350
Total Capacity 1930
Registry Netherlands
Year Built 1996
Year Refurbished 2009
Beam 101
Draft 25
Length 720
Tonnage 57,092
Passenger Space Ratio 44.1
Speed 22
Tipping (p/p per day) Up to $13.50
Beauty Salon Yes
Spa Yes
Casino Yes
110 Electricity Yes
Pools (Outside) 2
Jacuzzi 2
Laundry Yes
Verandas 149
Cabins inside 128
Cabins outside 352
Wheelchair Cabins 6
Elevators 8
Ship Type Premium
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Vista Suites (Verandah Suites)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Vista Suites (Verandah Suites)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Vista Suites (Verandah Suites)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Vista Suites (Verandah Suites)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Vista Suites (Verandah Suites)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Large Ocean-view Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Lanai Ocean-view Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck. Approximately 181–256 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms (Porthole)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All G-category staterooms have portholes. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms (Partial View)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All H-category staterooms have partial sea views. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141-226 sq. ft.

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Standard Interior Spa Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 130 sq. ft. Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141–226 sq. ft.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141–226 sq. ft.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141–226 sq. ft.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141–226 sq. ft.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141–226 sq. ft.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141–226 sq. ft.

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Pinnacle Suite (Penthouse Verandah Suite)

Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,273 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Neptune Suites (Deluxe Verandah Suites)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Neptune Suites (Deluxe Verandah Suites)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Verandah Spa Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 244 sq. ft. including verandah. Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

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Canaletto Restaurant

Deck: Lido

Named for the famous 18th-century Venetian artist, the award winning Canaletto Restaurant, adjacent to the Lido Restaurant dining area, serves classic Italian fare with tableside service for dinners only.

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Lido Restaurant

Deck: Lido

Located in the center of the Lido deck, our Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining, extensive menu selections and as always, impeccable service from our attentive, yet unobtrusive staff. Bountiful breakfasts feature fresh-squeezed orange juice, cooked-to-order omelets, pancakes, fresh fruits, natural cereals and yogurts. For lunch, cuisine from around the world, including Asian stir-fry, sushi, pizza, pasta, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. At dinner time, the Lido features waiter service and entrees from both the Lido and main Dining Room menus. Dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy the fresh salt air on deck.

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Neptune Lounge

Deck: Navigation

Guests of the Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suites are presented with an extra measure of luxury in the exclusive Neptune Lounge, where a stylish atmosphere sets the perfect tone for daily breakfast buffets and evening receptions with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

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Pinnacle Grill

Deck: Upper Promenade

The Pinnacle Grill offers a level of elegant sophistication unmatched anywhere on the seven seas. Beautifully appointed with Bvlgari® china, Riedel stemware and Frette® linens, the intimate Pinnacle Grill is ideal for a romantic dinner for two or a special group celebration.

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Rotterdam Dining Room

Decks: Upper Promenade Promenade

Dine on five-course menus with offerings from classic preparations and regionally inspired cuisine to vegetarian options, all in a luxurious setting with fine art and antiques.

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Terrace Grill

Deck: Lido

Located outside on the Lido Deck, the Terrace Grill features portable buffet bars offering pizza, nachos, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings, sandwiches and gourmet sausages.

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Showroom At Sea

Decks: Promenade Upper Promenade

Glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment.

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Casino

Deck: Upper Promenade

Zingy and thrilling, the Casino offers slots, blackjack, roulette and poker for your evening's entertainment. New to the lively pulse of casino action? Start with a workshop to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs, and the friendly staff will show you to the games when you're ready.

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Hudson/Half Moon/Queen's Rooms

Decks: Promenade Upper Promenade

The Hudson, Half Moon and Queen's Rooms are the usual venues for shipboard meetings, classes, seminars and arts and crafts events.

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Atrium

Decks: Upper Promenade Promenade Lower Promenade

The lavish three-story atrium, which features a towering sculpture handcrafted from Venetian stained glass, is a popular passenger gathering spot.

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Explorations Cafe

Deck: Upper Promenade

A comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.

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Lido Pool

Deck: Lido

The Lido Pool is sheltered beneath a retractable glass-domed roof and features a delightful commissioned sculpture of fve leaping dolphins cast in bronze.

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The Retreat

Deck: Lido

A private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service.

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Art Gallery

Deck: Promenade

Holland America Line is known for the extensive art collections onboard each ship. Now, fine art goes high tech when you sail with Holland America Line. We invite you to enjoy the self-guided walking tour for each ship which highlights the art onboard an eclectic collection that is valued at tens of millions of dollars.

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Wajang Theater and Culinary Arts Center

Deck: Promenade

The Culinary Arts Center program, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is a groundbreaking program that integrates guests' love for fine food and wine with a unique and entertaining experience. Immerse yourself in the unique traditions and tastes of the ports of call you will visit. Sample fine wines from around the world or learn to make a new gourmet dish in a hands-on cooking class taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

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Merabella Luxury Shop

Deck: Upper Promenade

This exclusive jewelry boutique offers a luxury shopping experience paired with unprecedented designs. Selected for their beauty and timeless elegance, our collection includes stunning styles from Le Vian, Chimento, Haytayan, Tara and Sons plus many more. Guests can meet with the Merabella Manager on board to learn about these exquisite jewelry pieces.

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Shopping Arcade

Deck: Upper Promenade

A world-class shopping experience is just steps away. The Signature Shops on board offer a great selection of fine jewelry, watches, fragrances, premium liquor, exclusive Holland America souvenirs and more all at tax and duty free savings.

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The Loft

Deck: Sports

Designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

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The Oasis

Deck: Sky

Designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

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Fitness Center

Deck: Lido

Holland America Line makes it easy for you to stay fit and trim while on your journey with fully equipped fitness centers and sports courts. Fitness centers aboard each ship include exercise and weight training equipment, and sports courts may include tennis, volleyball or basketball.

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The Greenhouse Spa and Salon

Deck: Lido

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.

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Club HAL

Deck: Sports

Dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.

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Dolphin Bar

Deck: Lido

Need a drink while relaxing by the pool, come by for a treat.

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Mix - Champagne

Deck: Upper Promenade

The bubbly flows at Champagne, offering a variety of 20 different champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world. Indulge by the flute or by the bottle served in traditional silver buckets. Throughout your cruise delight in unique events such as our late champagne breakfast, pre-lunch Mimosa and Bellini hour, champagne tea time and pre-dinner champagne hour with caviar canapés.

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Mix - Martinis

Deck: Upper Promenade

Martinis serves up 19 Grey Goose martinis elegantly offered in individual shakers as well as a full range of cocktails.

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Mix - Spirits and Ales

Deck: Upper Promenade

At Spirits & Ales choose from an international selection of beers and premium whiskeys and brandies sure to entice even the most selective connoisseur. Drop by to enjoy a wide selection of beers on tap and watch a sporting event or relax after some shopping in the nearby boutiques.

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Ocean Bar

Deck: Upper Promenade

Enjoy cocktails and dancing in this luxuriously appointed lounge with views of the sea, intimate tables for two and classic banquettes for larger groups. Providing tunes from the Great American Songbook, The Neptunes - Holland America Line's resident three-piece music combo – create a sultry and sophisticated atmosphere. During the day, take advantage of the Ocean Bar’s dance floor to learn new moves or brush up on your ballroom dancing skills with lessons given by Holland America Line's experienced staff.

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Slice Bar

Deck: Lido

Pizzeria/Pool Bar.

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Crow's Nest

Deck: Sports

Inviting observation lounge by day, dazzling dance club by night – the Crow’s Nest offers a wealth of opportunities for enjoying the camaraderie of your friends and shipmates. With its panoramic views off the bow of the ship you can toast your next port of call as it comes into view, share cocktails as you watch the sun drop over the horizon and in the evening, return to dance the night away while stars twinkle through the windows.

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Explorers Lounge

Deck: Upper Promenade

Reminiscent of the golden age of cruising, our Explorer’s Lounge is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the intimate luxury of a Holland America Line ship. Serenaded by the gentle sounds of a string quartet, settle into a plush chair with a favorite book and glass of wine or gather with friends to share after dinner drinks surrounded by stunning pieces from our world class art collection.

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Sports Court

Deck: Sports

Basketball/Tennis Court.

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