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The first in a new series of Holland America Line ships, the Volendam entered service in 1999. She is deployed in the Caribbean during the winter months and in Alaska during the summer season.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Linda Arye

    50 5 Eastern Caribbean

    The sister ship the Zaandam was newer and more up to date. I understand the Volendam goes into dry dock in Dec. for a total re-do. It needs it. The rugs are stained, the menu at more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Cathy Cole

    40 something 5 Eastern/Southern Caribbean

    Day minus One - Leave The Artic Cold of Michigan! My cruise partner (best friend Joan) and I set off for Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, January 14. My ever patient boyfriend Joe (also know more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Valerie

    47 2 Alaska

    All in all it was a wonderful cruise. The service (dining as well as cabin) was excellent. Not sure if ours was the typical cruise, but most passengers were of the 70+ age bracket. more

    20 users found this review helpful.
  • Luke Rodine

    teens 2 Alaska

    Best for people who want: A laidback, relaxed environment with not to many children around, midsized ship, excellent service, impeccable d├ęcor and a small splash of fun! more

    25 users found this review helpful.
  • Sharon Neville

    57 1 Alaska

    We took a Wednesday to Wednesday cruise to Alaska from May 26th to June 2nd. The best thing about this cruise was it was midweek and the school year had not ended so there were more

    18 users found this review helpful.
  • Irene Steinman

    40s 2 Southern Caribbean

    The cruise was especially disappointing since we planned it at least 6 months in advance and ordered A minisuites. My mother, husband, 12 year old son and I traveled together. We more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Ralph Walker

    58 4 Southern Caribbean

    01 December 2003 Departure from Fort Lauderdale 02 December At sea 03 December At sea 04 December Willlemstad Curacao 05 December Isla Margarita Venezuela 06 December Port more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • H Plotkin

    55 20+ Southern Seafarer

    We were a group of 15 friends and relatives taking our first Holland America cruise, Nov 1st to 11th 2003, on the Southern Seafarer itinerary visiting Bonaire, Isla Marguereta, St. Lucia, more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Robert Waring

    58 9 Southern Caribbean

    Like a Cruise out of a Steven King Novel, let the fun begin. From limited hours and food rationing in the Lido Buffet, to lack of service in the beautiful Rotterdam Dining Room, more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Linda

    59 15 Alaska Inside Passage

    This was our 6th Hal cruise. The Volendam is beautiful and well designed. Our ocean view cabin was spacious and very comfortable. We had plenty of storage space and loved the more

    11 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1440
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:1850
  • Inaugurated:1999
  • Space Ratio:42.3 / 32.9
  • Gross Tonnage:60,906gt
  • Crew:560
  • Length:781 ft. / 238 m