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Spaceous comfort will all those up-to-date touches

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.

She entered service in May 1996, being the fourth in the 121-year history of the company to bear the name Veendam, and is a sister ship for Statendam, Maasdam and Ryndam.

veendam of Holland America Line

Individual features of the ship include a tall glass sculpture as the centrepiece to its three deck atrium, a magnificent challenge themed after the painter Rubens, a selection of comfortable and spacious lounges and a state-of-the-art Ocean spa health and fitness centre.

Guests will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2m 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; and Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates
  • The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking

  • Vital statistics

    Operated by Holland America Line
    Built at Fincantieri, Italy
    Entered service: May 1996
    Refurbished: April 2009
    Registered: Netherlands
    Gross tonnage: 57,092 tons
    Cost: $215m
    Passengers: 1,350
    Passenger decks: 10
    Lifts: 8
    Crew: 580
    Officers: Dutch
    Stateroomss: 633 including

    Length: 719ft
    Width: 101ft
    Draught: 25ft
    Engines: Diesel-electric


    One two-leveldining room (four sittings), casino, cinema, library, two outside swimming pools (one with magradome), fitness centre, beauty salon, self-service launderette.

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