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Overview

The ms 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. The ms Volendam also houses the Greenhouse Spa and multiple dining venues, including the Pinnacle Grill steakhouse. 

In 2018-19, ms Volendam departs from Anchorage, Lima, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver for sailings in Alaska, the Caribbean, the Pacific Coast, the Panama Canal and South America

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The ms 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. The ms Volendam also houses the Greenhouse Spa and multiple dining venues, including the Pinnacle Grill steakhouse. 

In 2018-19, ms Volendam departs from Anchorage, Lima, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver for sailings in Alaska, the Caribbean, the Pacific Coast, the Panama Canal and South America

Ship Size
M
Price
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Year Built
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Pros & Cons

  • Larger Inside cabins than other ships in the fleet

  • Ship caters to more mature travelers

3.85Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.8Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

ms Volendam ranks #12 out of 15 Holland America Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

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

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Deck Plans

ms Volendam contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each ms 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 206 guests have reviewed ms Volendam, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.8 out of 5(206 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples54.9%
Singles/Friends10.2%
Families w/older children9.7%
Families w/young children4.9%
Groups4.9%
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Ship Photos

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