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Overview

Launched in 1996 and last updated in 2016, the 1,350-passenger Veendam's smaller size caters to more mature R&R-seekers, with features like Lanai and Spa staterooms. Lanai cabins feature direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck, while Spa cabins grant more space (including private balconies) and exclusive spa treatments in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Travelers on a budget should look to Inside cabins, which offer 141 to 226 square feet and standard amenities like Euro-Top mattresses and premium massage showerheads.

The ship also boasts onboard amenities like the new America's Test Kitchen and the BBC-sponsored Earth Experiences. More active pursuits include a fitness center and sports courts. When it's time to dine, passengers can choose from dining venues ranging from the casual New York Pizza venue to the more formal Italian restaurant, Canaletto.

In 2019-20, Veendam departs from Rome, Fort LauderdaleVenice, Tampa and Amsterdam for itineraries in the Caribbean and Europe.

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Launched in 1996 and last updated in 2016, the 1,350-passenger Veendam's smaller size caters to more mature R&R-seekers, with features like Lanai and Spa staterooms. Lanai cabins feature direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck, while Spa cabins grant more space (including private balconies) and exclusive spa treatments in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Travelers on a budget should look to Inside cabins, which offer 141 to 226 square feet and standard amenities like Euro-Top mattresses and premium massage showerheads.

The ship also boasts onboard amenities like the new America's Test Kitchen and the BBC-sponsored Earth Experiences. More active pursuits include a fitness center and sports courts. When it's time to dine, passengers can choose from dining venues ranging from the casual New York Pizza venue to the more formal Italian restaurant, Canaletto.

In 2019-20, Veendam departs from Rome, Fort LauderdaleVenice, Tampa and Amsterdam for itineraries in the Caribbean and Europe.

Ship Size
M
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1996

Pros & Cons

  • Onboard activities include partnership programs with BBC Earth Experiences and Windows

  • Not best-suited to children

3.90Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.8Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

Veendam ranks #11 out of 14 Holland America Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Veendam offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Veendam contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each Veendam deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 0 guests have reviewed Veendam, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

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Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples64.3%
Singles/Friends13.1%
Families w/older children9.6%
Groups5.5%
Families w/young children2.4%
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