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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
  • Steve Ramm

    60 1 Alaska

    I delayed in posting this awaiting a response from Holland America re: a situation you will read about later in this review but didn’t want to delay the post much longer since there more

    40 users found this review helpful.
  • Ian and Elaine Hill

    51/59 3 Alaska

    Our Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Alaska onboard Holland America's VOLENDAM was wonderful. We flew out of Calgary Alberta the morning of Wednesday, August 3, and arrived in Vancouver more

    25 users found this review helpful.
  • Jessi Howard

    15 one Alaska

    Dear Fellow Cruisers, Just this past summer I enjoyed my first cruise. It was spectacular and a dream come true! My Grandma decided that I was old enough to go on a cruise with her. more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Cyndi

    31 to 40 3 to 5 10-Day Caribbean Wayfarer

    Embarkation:         Boarding started at 1:00.    We were told that HAL no longer provides priority boarding for repeat customers, as over ½ more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Patricia Ibbotson

    51 to 60 21 to 49 NOT FOUND

    S hip:   Volendam The Volendam is a new ship and it is a very attractive ship with light woods and a floral theme.   There were many fresh flowers on the ship more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Lynn Talbot

    46 to 55 3 to 5 Southern Caribbean Wayfarer

    46 to 55 2000 We sailed January 5, 2000 on the Southern Caribbean Wayfarer.   Overall, it was a wonderful trip. Embarkation: Very smooth.   We were more

  • Darina Reynolds

    33 1 Alaska

    This was my first Cruise; I had built it up so much, I was afraid I would be disappointed. I was not! It was the most wonderful vacation I have ever been on. The Volendam, is Spacious, more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • Pierre Parent 65 4 New Zealand - Australia

    We boarded our cruise with great expectations and the efficiency used during the check in process was impressive. We handed our luggage over, filled in the paperwork and wandered up to our more

    39 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