Veendam Overview

With two-tiered show lounges and dining rooms, deluxe staterooms and suites with spacious verandahs--and more staff members per guest than on any other major cruise line, the Veendam is sure to please. Art and antiques displayed throughout the ship-over a million dollars' worth-provide a sense of luxurious warmth. Escape depends on leaving a world of routine, regimen and restrictions behind and entering a carefree, graceful world where everything seems to exist for you alone. Such is the world of Holland America, recognized time and again as the "best premium cruise line in the world"-and for 18 years running, "best overall cruise value.

Veendam Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: M
  • Total Passengers: 1,350
  • Total Crew: 580
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.33
  • Built: Jun 1996
  • Refurbished: Jan 2011
  • Number of Decks: 10
  • Total Cabins: 675
  • Cabin Categories: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 57,092
  • Length: 719
  • Beam: 101


675 cabins and 29 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(16 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 184 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $100/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(78 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 221 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $113/night
Balcony Balcony
(5 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 244 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $192/night
Suite Cabin Suite
(28 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 480 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $207/night

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Rotterdam Dining Room Rotterdam Dining Room
(5 Reviews)
Terrace Grill Terrace Grill
(2 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Main Show Lounge Main Show Lounge
(2 Reviews)
Ocean Bar Ocean Bar
(3 Reviews)
Explorer''s Lounge Explorer''s Lounge
(1 Review)
Boutiques Boutiques
(1 Review)

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492 Veendam Reviews

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Loved the small ship. Veendam is older but well kept. As always on Holland America the service and staff are excellent. Our Suite was always clean and well stocked. Food was great along with the presentation and servers. Shows were great. by silver1234

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We decided the smaller ships are easier for us. Holland America does meet our needs. Love the attitude of the crew members. The drink package is a good deal.

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Sun, Sand and Sea by richardnorris16

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Outside of not being able to stop at Half Moon Cay, due to mechanical issues to one of the generators, it was an excellent trip.

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Disappointing Cruise by flscorpio71

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Very disappointed in the cruise itself due to the lack of activities for someone that is middle-aged and younger. Even my 74 year old mother was bored. Holland security broke an item I purchased in Puerto Rico, after asking them to be careful with it. There goes over $100. I seriously doubt I would ever book another Holland trip. I have been on four cruises and this is the only one that has been disappointing and a waste of my money.

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185 Veendam Tips

May 27, 2014

Order room service, they steak sandwich was better than the filet they serve in the dining room as is their breakfast

Jul 18, 2014

Order breakfast in your room or go to the main dining room – anything is better than being jostled in the eggs benedict line at the Lido.

Jul 18, 2014

Don't miss the formal nights, there are always great choices for food those nights.

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