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Veendam has sadly been retired from service and sold. However, Holland America Line still has a fantastic choice of ships waiting to take you on your dream voyage.

Grandly proportioned and designed to carry fewer guests than others in her class, Veendam cruise ship offers guests an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort. Enjoy the two-tiered Rotterdam Dining Room with its grand sweeping staircase and suites with private verandah for private dining, relaxing and sunning. Multiple lounges provide choices for leisurely evenings, while a wide range of teak deck afford ample room for strolling and deck chairs for those who wish to sit and watch the sea roll by.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/02/1996
Tonnage 55451
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 8
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 8
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 3
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 1350
Crew 560
Refurbished 2016

Ship Facilities


Make the most out of your cruise by taking advantage of the impressive range of cuisine available at both included and speciality restaurants.

Included dining:
  • The Dining Room - the main restaurant on the ship, guests can enjoy a sit-down, three course meal with all their favourite classic dishes
  • Lido Market - for anyone who struggles to know what they fancy, this buffet restaurant is perfect as you don’t have to settle for just one dish
  • Dive-In - if you find yourself craving a burger or hotdog, this is the place to go
  • New York Pizza - for thin-crust pizzas and Italian salads, look no further than this pizzeria
Speciality dining:
  • Pinnacle Grill - a more intimate setting, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic mealtime
  • Canaletto - enjoy a taste of Italy no matter where in the world you are at this authentic restaurant


No night has to be the same when you choose to go on a cruise with Veendam. Offering everything from a quiet drink to vibrant live entertainment, you’re sure to find something that’s exactly to your tastes.

  • Extravagant Las Vegas-style production shows
  • Talented performances including vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts
  • Casino for you to test your luck and try and hit the jackpot
  • Crow's Nest nightclub and late-night disco
  • Film screenings

Things to do

Spa and Fitness

For the ultimate in pampering and relaxation, look no further than the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, where you can enjoy an indulgent few hours in the treatment rooms, steam room and hydrotherapy pool, safe in the hands of experienced professionals who know exactly how to make your stresses melt away.

In addition, guests will find a state-of-the-art gym, as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, ideal for any cruisers who like to stay as fit and healthy as possible (or for those who feel like they’ve enjoyed the delicious food a little too much!).


The onboard pools are always a popular spot for guests to gather, do some lengths or lay back and relax as the world floats by. Alternatively, the luxury duty-free shops make for the perfect opportunity to pick up some treats for yourself or your loved ones. Other options include:

  • Demonstrations at the Culinary Arts Centre
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Explorations speaker series with lectures on a range of fascinating topics
  • 24-hour email and Internet