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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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  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Peggy Kim

    27 1 Western Caribbean

    My ENTIRE family took our FIRST EVER cruise with Holland America. from January 3rd to 10th for the Western Caribbean with stops at Grand Cayman Islands, Montego Bay, and Puerto Maya,...read more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Elise Ross

    55 8 Western Caribbean

    From the moment we boarded the ship we were underwhelmed. The decor is bland, the food was blah, the service was not up to usual HAL standards. Our waiter barely spoke to anyone at our...read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Pauli Moss

    48 37 Vancouver to Los Angeles - Repositioning Cruise

    EMBARKATION The Canada Place Pier is adjacent to the Pan Pacific Hotel where it is far more relaxing to wait (while...read more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Laurie Zahar

    40 4 Western Caribbean

    Everything on this cruise was perfect. It was a diverse population of all ages. Service was fantastic, as was the food. Nice dining options if you don't care to go formal in the...read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Steve Johnson

    66 7 Alaska Glacier Discovery

    In early June 2002, my wife, favorite grandson Philip, and I embarked on a two-week Alaska cruise aboard Holland America’s (HA) ms Veendam. We chose back-to-back cruises between Vancouver...read more

    14 users found this review helpful.
  • Phil Comeau

    40's First December 22, 2001

    "It's good to be on a well run ship." So says the little card placed on our pillows each night by the cabin steward aboard the MS Veendam. The Veendam is without question a well-run ship,...read more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Neal A Berkowitz

    48 1 Eastern Caribbean

    We took our first cruise last year on the Holland America Veendam. Our overall impression? We want to do it again. From the moment we arrived at the Ft. Lauderdale airport until we...read more

  • Steve Johnson

    66 5 Eastern Caribbean

    M/S Veendam, Eastern Caribbean Nov 24 – Dec 1 Embarkation/Disembarkation: Departed Houston, TX for Fort Lauderdale the Friday after...read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Mick Bettesworth

    51 5 Eastern Caribbean

    Review of Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard MS Veendam 10th November 2001. We live in England. We cruised in 2000 aboard the Maasdam on a Western Caribbean cruise and...read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • B Emanuel

    31 to 40 6 to 10 Eastern Caribbean

    I have read several books where "The Critics" score her down for entertainment and food compared to other premium lines such as Celebrity.   Please ignore this nonsense.   The food...read more

    14 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