MS Veendam

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1996 (refurbished in 2016)
219 m / 719 ft
Gross Tonnage
57092 gt
30 m / 98 ft
Cruising Speed
21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph

Ship Overview

The grandly proportioned ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks, and spacious staterooms, but also new and exciting venues.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Promenade Deck, Walking Track (jogging is not permitted)
  • The Showroom at Sea (600-seat theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Queen’s Room (40-seat meeting room, hosts digital workshops via Microsoft partnership, computer classes, social networks, blogging, photo editing)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Wine Tasting Bar, Gourmet Shops (bottles available for purchasing, wine sampling)
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre (203-seat cinema; offers culinary classes and cooking shows presented in demonstration kitchens)
  • Atrium Terrace with boutiques; Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Ocean Bar (121-seat Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Hudson Room (40-seat meeting room; used as Cards Room)
  • Half Moon Room (60-seat meeting room)
  • MIX Lounge (has 3 parts, with live music and trivia games)
  • Explorations Cafe (88-seat specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (60-seat lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Neptune Lounge (24-seat club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 2 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar
  • The Retreat (sun deck area, adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (250-seat observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Tennis Court; Basketball Court; Shuffleboard
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)
  • The Oasis (40-seat teen-only outdoor area)

Staterooms / Suites

  • Pinnacle Suite 1,273 ft² /118 m²
  • Neptune Suite 575 ft² / 53 m²
  • Vista Suite 283 ft² / 26 m²
  • Verandah Spa Stateroom 244 ft² / 23 m²
  • Lanai Stateroom 181-256 ft² / 17-24 m²
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom 174-255 ft² / 16-24 m²
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom - Port Hole
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)
  • Large Interior Spa Stateroom 141-226 ft²/13-21 m²
  • Large Interior Stateroom 141-226 ft² / 13-21 m²


  • Cat. PS
  • Navigation Deck
  • 4 guests
  • Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Private bath with oversized whirlpool & shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Dressing room
  • Floor to ceiling windows that open to private balcony
  • Living room with sofa bed
  • Dining room
  • Pantry
  • Guest bath
  • Refrigerator, television, DVD player
  • Safe, multi-channel music, phone

Deck Plans

Deck Plan
Deck Plan
Deck 4 - A
Deck 4 - A
Deck 5 - Main
Deck 5 - Main
Deck 6 - Lower Promenade
Deck 6 - Lower Promenade
Deck 7 - Promenade
Deck 7 - Promenade
Deck 8 - Upper Promenade
Deck 8 - Upper Promenade
Deck 9 - Verandah
Deck 9 - Verandah
Deck 10 - Navigation Deck
Deck 10 - Navigation Deck
Deck 11 - Lido
Deck 11 - Lido
Deck 12 - Sports
Deck 12 - Sports
Deck 13 - Sky
Deck 13 - Sky


Veendam's restaurants include the Rotterdam Dining Room, the Lido buffet, and the intimate Pinnacle Grill. There is also a casual poolside option for hot dogs and burgers, a coffee bar, and complimentary room service round-the-clock (from hot breakfast choices to dinner selections). The Lido buffet is efficient and has great sea views through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The buffet serves continental breakfast from 6:30 a.m., full breakfast (7-11 a.m.); lunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.); and dinner (6-7:30 p.m.) Hours are adjusted during embarkation/debarkation and on port days. There are extended hours for ice cream, sandwiches or late-night offerings. Tea and coffee are available at the Lido at all times. The lines are manageable, even at peak times, with lots of available tables.

  • Pinnacle Grill (62-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant
  • Rotterdam Restaurant (696-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (372-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)
  • Slice (poolside Pizzeria)