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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


Shore Excursions

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Our carefully crafted Journeys Ashore™ (Shore Excursions) help you connect deeply with the people and places you’ll visit and offer a level of comfort, care and convenience you won’t find anywhere ...

Future Cruises

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This cruise won't be your last one, will it? So here you can get all the information you need and plan your bright cruise future!
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Lido Market

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Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern market with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curat...

Art Gallery

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We take great pride in our onboard art collections. And we offer you to enjoy their masterpieces!
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Pinnacle Grill

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Enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and choice, responsibly raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. Complement your meal with a selecti...
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New York Pizza

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Served up poolside: crisp Italian salads and personal pan pizzas made with a thin crust and a sauce so savory it does New York-style pizza proud.

Wine Tasting Bar & Gourmet Shops

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Here's a real paradise for all connoisseurs. You'll find here not only exclusive drinks, but also some special atmosphere.

Queen’s Room

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This is a meeting room, which offers flexible and functional meeting facilities including full audio/visual capabilities. The room provide the ideal private settings for group meetings and other ga...

Bar at the Retreat

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Guests in search of their own private outdoor haven need only visit the Observation Deck Retreat and its bar, a private, outdoor oasis located high above the lower decks.
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Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Center

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Guest chefs from along the route add local flavor to cooking demonstrations and hands-on class at the Culinary Arts Center. In the evening, the Culinary Arts Center transforms into a new dinner con...

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