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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.

Holland America Line

Veendam

Sanitation Rating 98/2009
Attire Casual
Crew Size 580
Crew Nationality International
Regular Capacity 1348
Total Capacity 1928
Registry Netherlands
Year Built 1996
Year Refurbished 2009
Beam 101
Draft 25
Length 719 ft
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
Suites 181
Verandas 12
Cabins inside 137
Cabins outside 344
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Large Ocean-view Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Lanai Ocean-view Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors leadonto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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Large Oceanview Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Standard Interior Spa Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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Large Interior Staterooms

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Canaletto

Deck: 11 - Lido

In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito! Including pasta made fresh daily. Buon Appetito!

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Dive-In

Deck: 11 - Lido

Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

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New York Pizza

Deck: 11 - Lido

Served up poolside: Italian salads and personal pan pizzas made with a thin crust and a sauce so savory New York Pizza* does its namesake city proud.

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Pinnacle Grill

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world.

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The Dining Room

Decks: 8 - Upper Promenade 7 - 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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Medical Center

Deck: 4 - A

Medical Center.

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The Main stage

Decks: 7 - Promenade 8 - Upper Promenade

The Main stage.

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Wajang Theater and Culinary Arts Center

Deck: 7 - Promenade

Wajang Theater and Culinary Arts Center

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Casino

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

Your Holland America Line ship’s Casino offers a wide array of gaming options. Whether you prefer slot machines or want to try your hand at blackjack or poker, our dealers and staff are available to provide instruction — and we offer many engaging tournament options. The Casino is only open at sea.

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Hudson/Half Moon

Deck: 7 - 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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Explorations Cafe

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

At Explorations Café, presented by The New York Times, relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink.

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Lido Pool

Deck: 11 - 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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Sliding Dome Cover

Deck: 12 - Sports

Sliding Dome Cover.

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Lido Market

Deck: 11 - Lido

Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

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Merabella Luxury Collection

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

Merabella Luxury Collection.

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The Shops

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

The Shops.

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Shore Excursion

Deck: 7 - Promenade

Shore Excursion.

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The Loft

Deck: 12 - Sports

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

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Future Cruises

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

Future Cruises.

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Fitness Center

Deck: 11 - Lido

Stop by the professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Try one of our classes on indoor cycling, Pilates and more or work out at your own pace. You can also head out for fresh air and exercise on deck, where you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and two refreshing pools (available on select ships). Some classes may have a nominal fee.

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The Greenhouse Spa and Salon

Deck: 11 - Lido

During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon®. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

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Art Gallery

Decks: 7 - Promenade 8 - Upper 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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Photo Gallery

Deck: 7 - Promenade

Photo Gallery.

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Club HAL

Deck: 12 - Sports

Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties. Club HAL is offered on board all ships except for ms Maasdam.

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Digital Workshop

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

Digital Workshop.

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Guest Services

Deck: 7 - Promenade

Guest Services.

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Bar At The Retreat

Deck: 11 - Lido

Bar At The Retreat.

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Lido Bar

Deck: 11 - Lido

Lido Bar.

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Mix

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

Mix

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Ocean Bar

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

Enjoy live music in this popular bar perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.

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Crow's Nest

Deck: 12 - Sports

Holland America Line offers you a wide selection of lounges onboard. The panoramic view takes center stage in The Crow's Nest at the top of the ship, where you can relax just about any time of day and enjoy your favorite drink.

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Explorers Lounge

Deck: 8 - Upper Promenade

The Explorer’s Lounge is an elegant and refined space to enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favorite liqueur.

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Neptune Lounge

Deck: 10 - 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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Observation Deck

Deck: 11 - Lido

Observation Deck.

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The Retreat

Deck: 11 - Lido

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

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Sports Court

Deck: 12 - Sports

Basketball/Tennis Court.

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Atrium

Decks: 8 - Upper Promenade 7 - Promenade 6 - 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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