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MS Veendam

Capacity
1350
Crew
588
Tonnage
57,092
Length
719 ft (219 m)
First voyage
1996
Decks
13

MS Veendam is one of Holland America Line's cruise ships and is named for the capital of Northern Netherlands's peat colonies. Features on the vessel include the two-tiered Rotterdam Dining Room, suites with private verandas, multiple lounges, and a wide teak deck.

Service history

Signature of Excellence Program

During April 2009, Veendam underwent a refit in Freeport. During the extensive refit, two decks of balcony... Read more

MS Veendam

Capacity (DO): 
1350
Crew: 
588
Tonnage: 
57,092
Length: 
719 ft (219 m)
Beam: 
101 ft (31 m)
First voyage: 
1996
Decks: 
13

MS Veendam is one of Holland America Line's cruise ships and is named for the capital of Northern Netherlands's peat colonies. Features on the vessel include the two-tiered Rotterdam Dining Room, suites with private verandas, multiple lounges, and a wide teak deck.

Service history

Signature of Excellence Program

During April 2009, Veendam underwent a refit in Freeport. During the extensive refit, two decks of balcony cabins were added to the rear of the ship, and the rear pool area was restyled with 4 hot tubs set onto a raised platform. Due to the change in weight, a new duck-tail stern was fitted to the ship to provide stability. The refit also included the introduction of some new Lanai cabins on the Promenade deck. The cabins have mirrored glass doors which open onto Promenade deck.

Pilot rescue

On January 20, 2015, Veendam began a seemingly normal 18-day cruise in the Hawaiian Islands. Five days later, on January 25, 2015, 5:21 PM Hawaii–Aleutian Time, Veendam was called by the United States Coast Guard to rescue Pilot Louis Morton who had ditched his plane after he experienced a mechanical failure approximately 225 nautical miles off the coast of Maui. Coordinating with the U.S. Coast Guard, Veendam launched Lifeboat 2 in a successful rescue operation, much to the excitement of her passengers.

Current cruises

Today Veendam sails around South America during the winter based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and during the summer is based in New York City, New York sailing to Bermuda as well as Atlantic Canada & New England.

Veendam currently sails out of Boston Harbor alternating with her twin, Maasdam.

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Attractions on MS Veendam


Launderette

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The Showroom at Sea Balcony

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Talented performers take to the stage nightly in the ship’s magnificent theatre or in The Showroom at Sea, a contemporary take on a classic nightclub featuring state-of-the-art theatre technology.

Thermal Suite

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Overlooking the ocean through a wall of picture windows, the Thermal Suite presents an oasis of tranquility where relaxation is the rule. After an invigorating massage, soothe your muscles with a s...

Basketball Court

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Playing tennis or basketball right in the oceans? That sounds alluring! Come here and give a taste of quality!

Cruise Director

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Photo by Holland America Line

Shop

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Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.

Aerobics

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You can attend aerobics classes on the ship - and your voyage will be not only interesting, but also healthy!
Photo by Holland America Line

Club HAL

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Kids ages 3 to 17 can enjoy an array of exciting activities, supervised by full-time staff with professional degrees.

The Atrium

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This is the very heart of the ship, where you can admire masterpieces of art, relax, and fall in love with this magic cruise world.
Photo by Holland America Line

Ocean Bar

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Enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live string music, and dancing, dancing, dancig...

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