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Veendam

Stylish comfort with attentive service

With 13 passenger decks and many spacious public rooms, this recently enhanced, mid-sized ship features 21st-century facilities yet still retains a friendly, yet intimate atmosphere.

Cabins

Holland America Line's graceful, mid-sized ships are known for their generous amount of personal space. All staterooms feature luxurious, quilted pillow top mattresses, fine linens and towels, premium massage showerheads and Elemis Aromapure bath products.

All Suites & Staterooms include:

  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining (some menu selections at extra cost)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Generous storage
  • Safes for your valuables
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary ice service.

There are also a limited number of staterooms for sole occupancy. Wheelchair accessible staterooms may be available on request, subject to availability.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length219.15 m (719 ft)

Length

A ship's width, known as beam30.78 m (101 ft)

Breadth

A champagne bottle on a string1996

Maiden voyage

A passenger1,350

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board560

Officers & crew

A ship with decks13

Passenger decks

A cabin with arrows indicating size13.09-118.26 sq m (141-1,273 sq ft)

Approx. twin cabin size

Life on board

Look forward to meals in the main dining room, the intimate grill or the informal Lido buffet; while away the hours playing games, attending demonstrations, browsing the library or developing your skills at the digital workshops; spend evenings watching dazzling shows, listening to live music, watching a film or sampling cocktails. There are also two pools, a fitness centre, spa and salon to help you fill your leisure time!

Amenities

Bars, restaurants and lounges
  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In – for tasty burgers and hot dogs
  • Dine at the Culinary Arts Centre – and watch the chefs at work
  • New York Pizza & Deli
  • Pinnacle Grill (extra cost)
  • Canaletto – Italian (extra cost)
  • Rudi’s Sel de Mer (extra cost)
  • Tamarind (Pan Asian) (extra cost)
  • Grand Dutch Café (extra cost)
  • Gelato (extra cost)
  • Ocean Bar
  • Notes Whisky bar
  • Pinnacle Bar
  • Afternoon tea on port days
  • High tea dance on sea days
Sports, activities and entertainment
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • BBC Earth Experiences
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Club HAL and The Loft
  • Two swimming pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Basketball & Volleyball courts
  • The Shops of Holland America Line
  • B.B. King's Blues Club
  • Casino
  • Movies poolside
Also…
  • Wi-Fi and internet centre
  • Health and beauty salon
  • Extensive Library
  • Shops
  • Laundry service (extra cost)

Cuisine

With nine restaurants plus snack bars and ‘pop up’ selections, you'll have plenty of choice of where to dine… Grab a signature burger by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambience in the elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill, an Asian-themed evening at Tamarind or enjoy in-room dining any time of day.

For included breakfasts, lunches or an unforgettable dinner, the elegant Dining Room is your destination, with menu selections from classic favourites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

A typical dinner menu in The Dining Room

Appetizers
  • Honey Pineapple with toasted coconut and strawberries
  • Orange Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with melon trio skewer and lemongrass aioli
  • Escargots Bourgignon with herb garlic butter and Burgundy
Soups and salads
  • Creamed Artichoke and Heritage Carrot Soup with rocket pesto and creme fraiche
  • Chicken with Soba Noodles shiitake mushrooms and scallions
  • Salad of Arugula and Frisee with Williams pear, mandarins and pistachios
Entrees
  • Cracked Pepper Tenderloin with Grilled Shrimp and caramelised pineapple and balsamic reduction
  • Rack of Lamb with Tomato Couscous and Garlic Pearls roasted red pepper and artichoke
  • Maple-lacquered Duck Breast with corn cranberry pudding and braised Swiss chard
  • Yellowfin Sole Fillet with potato crab gallette and sauce vierge
  • Baked Ricotta Stuffed Shells with garlic-basil-tomato sauce and Parmesan
  • Truffled Mushroom Risotto with parmesan and mascarpone cheese
Desserts
  • Chocolate Souffle with warm dark chocolate sauce
  • Balsamic Strawberries with white chocolate mousse
  • Lemon Meringue Cheesecake with blueberry sauce and crushed amaretti
  • No-sugar Black Forest Cake with cherries and chocolate shavings