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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
  • 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 more

    44 users found this review helpful.
  • Danny McGee 52 3 Alaskan Cruisetour

    My wife and I took our third cruise in late August, 2009. I was told by everyone since my wife and I started doing the cruise scene three years ago, that Holland America was the cream of the crop, more

    130 users found this review helpful.
  • Lars Nordstrom 52 2 Southern Caribbean

    Bad experience. Cruiseline allows smoking onboard in the Bars and Casino. Ports of call were Key West (good) Belize City (OK 15 min Tender into land), Santo Tomas de Castille (commercial port more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Linda Burnett

    58 6 Europe

    DISEMBARKATION: Venice is the hardest port to arrive in, and leave from. Getting to St Mark's Square or the maritime terminal from the airport involves knowing the Vaporetti system, more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • H. Ludwig & Katherine Reism

    80 35 Tampa Bay/San Diego

    Stein Kruse, CEO, Holland America Line Dear Mr. Kruse We have returned from a 17 day Holland America Cruise April to May 2006 on the Veendam from Tampa Florida to San more

    27 users found this review helpful.
  • Carol

    58 3 Western Caribbean

    My husband, 62, daughter, 26, and I, 58, spent 7 wonderful days on the Veendam. Our deluxe verandah suite was a joy! It was so roomy and the verandah was big enough for us to lounge more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • Ellen

    47 6 Western Caribbean

    The service was not like it used to be. Cabin attendant did not do the turn down every night and got our invitations to the cocktail party delivered incorrectly. ( wrong mail). We more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • P. Seebock

    52 8 Western Caribbean

    We took our very first cruise aboard the Veendam when it was just 9 months new. She is showing her years, but was clean. My Mother-in-law gave 11 of us our 2nd cruise on Holland. All more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Les Dawson

    57 3 Western Caribbean

    My wife and I had previously cruised on the Veendam on an Eastern Caribbean itinerary several years ago. We were informed that the ship had just recently come out of dry dock after more

    58 users found this review helpful.
  • Julie Massey

    43 4 Western Caribbean

    This ship seemed understaffed and the food wasn't as expected. On other cruises I was at least asked if I wanted something to drink by a waiter in the swimming pool area but wasn't more

    1 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