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Overview

Volendam maintains an almost 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, with 1,432 passengers and 604 crew members. Originally launched in 2000 and last updated in 2017, the cabins are a big selling point for the ship. Its Inside staterooms are larger than those on the rest of the fleet (ranging from 182 to 293 square feet), and they come equipped with flat-panel TVs and 100 percent Egyptian cotton towels. Upgrade to a Neptune suite for a private balcony and access to the private Neptune Lounge.

The ship's other features are similar to the rest of Holland America's fleet; you can take cooking lessons in the Culinary Arts Center or photography classes in the Digital Workshop. While the ship does cater to more mature passengers, kids ages 3 to 17 can participate in Club HAL programs. In the evenings, cruisers can enjoy live performances at the Mainstage or drinks in the Crow's Nest lounge. Volendam also houses the Greenhouse Spa and multiple dining venues, including the Pinnacle Grill steakhouse. 

In 2019-20, Volendam departs from Anchorage, Buenos AiresFort Lauderdale, San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver for sailings in Alaska, the Caribbean, the Pacific Coast, the Panama Canal and South America

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Volendam maintains an almost 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, with 1,432 passengers and 604 crew members. Originally launched in 2000 and last updated in 2017, the cabins are a big selling point for the ship. Its Inside staterooms are larger than those on the rest of the fleet (ranging from 182 to 293 square feet), and they come equipped with flat-panel TVs and 100 percent Egyptian cotton towels. Upgrade to a Neptune suite for a private balcony and access to the private Neptune Lounge.

The ship's other features are similar to the rest of Holland America's fleet; you can take cooking lessons in the Culinary Arts Center or photography classes in the Digital Workshop. While the ship does cater to more mature passengers, kids ages 3 to 17 can participate in Club HAL programs. In the evenings, cruisers can enjoy live performances at the Mainstage or drinks in the Crow's Nest lounge. Volendam also houses the Greenhouse Spa and multiple dining venues, including the Pinnacle Grill steakhouse. 

In 2019-20, Volendam departs from Anchorage, Buenos AiresFort Lauderdale, San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver for sailings in Alaska, the Caribbean, the Pacific Coast, the Panama Canal and South America

Ship Size
M
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1998

Pros & Cons

  • Larger Inside cabins than other ships in the fleet

  • Ship caters to more mature travelers

3.90Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.9Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

Volendam 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

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

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Deck Plans

Volendam contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each Volendam 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 217 guests have reviewed Volendam, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(217 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples59.4%
Families w/older children10.6%
Singles/Friends10.6%
Groups6%
Families w/young children4.6%
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Ship Photos

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