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 Veendam

Built in 1996, the Veendam completes Holland America's four-ship Statendam class. Deployed around the Americas, the Veendam offers a traditional premium-class cruise experience.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Kitty 60 7 Caribbean

    I wish I had seen Sherrill Alexander's review prior to our Holland America cruise to the Caribbean this year. We had the exact same experience with Holland America's Veendam. Ship was delayed in...read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Jenny McCutcheon 69 5 Boston to Quebec City

    Never again will my husband and I cruise with Holland America. My husband had 6 kidney stone attacks while on this ship. I had a horrible experience trying to get help to get him off the ship to...read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Helen Sladek 77 7 South America

    My experience on this ship was very good. My reason for writing my comments is on the shore excursions offered by Holland America on this ship. All of the excursion were grossly over priced and not...read more

    13 users found this review helpful.
  • Kurt 46 2 Bermuda

    The Good: The service on the ship was excellent with professional and friendly staff. When one of my daughters left dinner to go back to the room as she was a bit queasy, the waiter sent broth...read more

    16 users found this review helpful.
  • Terry Coggins 61 8 Bermuda

    We chose this cruise because of the destination, Bermuda. We were not disappointed. Bermuda is an incredibly beautiful island with the best beaches. Beware, however, the ship, the Veendam. We...read more

    46 users found this review helpful.
  • Alyse 60 1 NYC to Bermuda

    This was my very first cruise (a 60th birthday present!) and I absolutely loved it. I can't understand the negative reviews, as my experience with the food, staff, the ship activities, everything...read more

    21 users found this review helpful.
  • Sherrill Alexander 60 4 Bermuda

    The cruise itself was delayed one full day because the ship was still in dry dock, and Holland America offered each passenger $150 in onboard credit to offset the inconvenience. HA apparently did...read more

    18 users found this review helpful.
  • Henry Chmielnicki 62 1 Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro

    Together with a group of our friends we took a Holland America cruise on the Veendam from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. This was our first cruise with Holland America. We have taken cruises in...read more

    27 users found this review helpful.
  • Heidi styles 44 1 pleasure

    If you have never been on a cruise before go. Rather it is romance, fun alone or you want to take the kids. I wouldnt under ten. Everything was at my fingertips. They have everthing planned...read more

    26 users found this review helpful.
  • Marguerite Farber 68 1 Alaska Cruise Northbound

    It was the first cruise for my husband, Henry and I. We always wanted to see Alaska. In spite of the bad weather we encountered on the voyage, it was a dream of a lifetime. Living on a ship for...read more

    44 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1266
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:1627
  • Inaugurated:1996
  • Space Ratio:43.8 / 34.1
  • Gross Tonnage:55,451gt
  • Crew:560
  • Length:719 ft. / 219 m