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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
  • Adam Walton

    25-30 1 Western Caribbean

    We sailed aboard the ms Veendam, on a Western Caribbean cruise, embarking April 10, 2004 through April 17, 2004. For my wife and I, this was our honeymoon as well as our first more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • Philip M. Haggerty

    71 11 Western Caribbean

    I am Phil Haggerty and my wife is Edith Goble. I am a retired city attorney and Edith is a homemaker and retired health service provider. This would be our 11th cruise, but the first more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Ari Patel

    12 First Cruise Western Caribbean

    Excellent cruise! The staff were the nicest people I have ever met in my life. They were so nice I miss them! I want to go on the same cruise and same ship again, just different ports. more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • 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, 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 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 ( more

    9 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 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 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, 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 more

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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