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ms Veendam

Veendam Overview

Veendam Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Guests aboard the ms Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and new and exciting venues, but also spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs - and a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Dining

Rotterdam Dining Room

Rotterdam Dining Room
The Rotterdam Dining Room, graced with sophisticated Rosenthal china and crisp white linens, offers your choice of traditional pre-set seating and dining times or a flexible open schedule. Dine on five-course menus with offerings from classic preparations and regionally inspired cuisine to vegetarian options, all in a luxurious setting with fine art and antiques.

Pinnacle Grill

Pinnacle Grill
The intimate Pinnacle Grill is ideal for a romantic dinner for two or a special group celebration. Creative and innovative menus, drawing from regional ingredients of the highest quality, will delight the palate and ignite the senses.

Explorations Caf├ę

Explorations CafÚ
The Explorations Caf├ę, powered by The New York Times, offers a comfortable, coffee house environment where guests can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper, while enjoying fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink provided by Torrefazione Italia.

Entertainment

Explorer's Lounge

Explorer's Lounge
A maritime mural and subdued contrasts in black and rose -- these are the essential ingredients for the understated elegance of the Explorer's Lounge. This meeting place for friends old and new offers intimate seating for small gatherings.

The Showroom at Sea

The Showroom at Sea
What better way to cap off a perfect cruising day, than to take in a spectacular show in one of the beautiful theaters. Enjoy a cocktail as award-winning entertainers perform dazzling musical numbers, mind boggling illusions and uproarious comedy.

Mix

Mix
The newest shipboard venue, Mix, is an open and inviting space located in the heart of the ship featuring piano entertainment and three distinctly themed bars: Champagne, Martinis, and Spirits & Ales, each offering a wide selection of its namesake beverage.

Crow's Nest

Crow's Nest
Inviting observation lounge by day, dazzling dance club by night ┬ľ the Crow┬ĺs Nest offers a wealth of opportunities for enjoying the camaraderie of your friends and shipmates.

Other Areas of the Ship

The Retreat

The Retreat
The Retreat is a private, resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service.

Lido Pool

Lido Pool
Guests can go for a swim and cool off in one of the refreshing pools onboard, or simply soak up the sun in one of the many lounge chairs. The ample deck space and ocean views create the perfect setting for relaxation.

Culinary Arts Center

Culinary Arts Center
The Culinary Arts Center program, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is a groundbreaking program that integrates guests' love for fine food and wine with a unique and entertaining experience. Learn to make a new gourmet dish in a hands-on cooking class taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Digital Workshop (powered by Windows®)

Digital Workshop (powered by Windows«)
Guests can learn how to display and share their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Led by a Microsoft-trained techspert, the Digital Workshop offers many free, easy-to-use photo sharing tips and tools, and showcases state-of-the-art technology, including Windows7 computers, printers, scanners and a wireless network.

Greenhouse Spa

Greenhouse Spa
Choose the blissful pampering of a facial therapy or let the trained massage therapist soothe your sore muscles. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in herbs, all while cruising to exotic destinations

Youth Facilities

Holland America provides a wide variety of exciting youth- and teen- friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.

Club HAL*

Club HAL*
Young children (ages 3-7) can participate in story telling, fabric painting, indoor games, arts and crafts, pirate treasure hunts, and ice cream and pizza parties.

*Children in this age group MUST be toilet trained. Pull-ups or diapers are not allowed in the youth facilities, due to mandates from U.S. Public Health. No exceptions will be made.

Club HAL Gameroom

Club HAL Gameroom
Tweens (ages 8-12) will enjoy golf putting, disco and theme parties, competing in on-deck sports events, participatiing in scavenger hunts or simply playing Ping-Pong with a friend.

The Loft

The Loft
Teens (ages 13-17) will especially enjoy the teen disco, karaoke sessions, video games, sports tournaments, card games, trivia contests, movies and videos. When there are more than 100 children on board, a Talent Show is offered.

The Oasis

The Oasis
The name says it all. This outdoor area is the perfect oasis for teen guests who just want to swing on a hammock, or relax in a lounge chair, and hang out with their new-found friends enjoying the sun and sea.
Veendam
Ship Statistics
Year Built1996
Year Refurbished2011
Year Entered Present Fleet1996
Previous NameN/A
Country of RegistryThe Netherlands
Tonnage (GRT)57092
Passengers1,350
Max Passengers1,719
Passenger Decks10
Number of Crew580
Officers NationalityInternational
Cruise Staff NationalityInternational
Veendam
Staterooms
Total Staterooms675
Suites with balcony0
Suites without a balcony0
Oceanview without a balcony0
Oceanview with balcony0
Accommodations inside17

Select a deck to view the deckplan.

Sky Deck

Sky Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Sports Deck

Sports Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Lido Deck

Lido Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Navigation Deck

Navigation Deck Navigation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Verandah Deck

Verandah Deck Verandah Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Upper Promenade

Upper Promenade

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Promenade Deck

Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Lower Promenade Deck

Lower Promenade Deck Lower Promenade Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Main Deck

Main Deck Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

A Deck

A Deck A Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS
  • Pinnacle Suite - PS

Activities & Services

Activities & Services

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many ┬Ś or as few ┬Ś as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream ┬Ś do everything, or do nothing at all.

Tipping PolicyAdditonal for all guests.
Onboard AmbianceElegant

PS - Pinnacle Suite

Stateroom
  • Bedroom with 1 King-size bed
  • Oversize whirlpool bath & shower
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Dressing room
  • Private verandah
  • Pantry
  • 1 Sofa bed for 2 persons
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Guest toilet
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • A variety of firm, medium, and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
  • Cocktail party with ship officers
  • Priority boarding for tender ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length
  • Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

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S - Neptune Suite

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath & shower
  • Large sitting area
  • Dressing room
  • Private verandah
  • 1 Sofa bed for 2 persons
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
  • Cocktail party with ship officers
  • Priority boarding for tender ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only
  • High tea service in suite on request
  • A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length
  • Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

A - Vista Suite

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath & shower
  • Sitting area
  • Private verandah
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • A variety of firm, medium, and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

B - Vista Suite

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath & shower
  • Sitting area
  • Private verandah
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • A variety of firm, medium, and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

C - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

D - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

E - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

F - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

FF - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

G - Large Porthole Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

H - Large Porthole Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

I - Large Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

J - Large Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
Opt for the serenity of a Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon.
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

K - Large Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

L - Large Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

M - Large Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

N - Standard Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

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NN - Standard Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

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BB - Vista Suite

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath & shower
  • Sitting area
  • Private verandah
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • A variety of firm, medium, and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

BC - Vista Suite

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath & shower
  • Sitting area
  • Private verandah
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • A variety of firm, medium, and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

MM - Large Interior Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

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DD - Large Partial Sea View Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

All DD staterooms have partial sea views.

HH - Large Fully Obstructed View Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.

BA - Vista Suite

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath & shower
  • Sitting area
  • Private verandah
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • A variety of firm, medium, and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

DA - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Stateroom Images and Diagrams are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration. Room measurements are approximate. Please see deck plans for specific information.

EE - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Stateroom
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Room Amenities
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

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BQ - Vista Spa Suite

Stateroom
Opt for the serenity of a new Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon.
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Whirlpool bath & shower
  • Sitting area
  • Private verandah
  • Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • A variety of firm, medium, and soft pillows
  • No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
  • Personalized cruise stationery
  • Oversized bath towels
  • One-touch telephone concierge service
  • Fresh flowers
  • Complimentary DVD library
  • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
  • Shower
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
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    CA - Lanai Stateroom

    Stateroom
    • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
    • Bathtub
    • Shower
    • Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck
    • Direct access to the Lower Promenade Deck
    • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
    • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerheads
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
    • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
    • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

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    IQ - Standard Interior Spa Stateroom

    Stateroom
    Opt for the serenity of a Spa Suite or Stateroom, featuring modern spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and a countertop water feature in-room. Also available are exclusive spa treatments from the nearby Greenhouse Spa and Salon.
    • 2 Lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed
    • Shower
    • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy┬« Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
    • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
    • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
    • Premium massage showerheads
    • 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
    • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
    • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
    • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
    • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
    • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

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    Reviewer Ratings

    4/5

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    HAL Zuiderdam Panama Canal 12/9/2013

    Panama Canal - 12/2013

    This is a wonderful itinerary which includes some of the less traveled ports such as Aruba, Curacao & Cartagena, as well as Colon and Puerto Limon.

    Our weather was wonderful which contributed to lazy days on a beach for those who were so inclined. HAL's private island, Half Moon Cay, is perfect for lazing the day away or being as active as you choose with horseback rides, snorkeling or hikes around the island. I really recommend the rental of a Clamshell ($15 for two chairs) to give you some shade from the strong sun. Our only rainy day was the transit of the Panama Canal. It did impact our outdoors enjoyment somewhat because the rain was coming down in buckets. But it's warm outside and somehow you don't mind so much! We watched our ship being pulled through the locks from under a shelter. The vantage point from the ground was fascinating to be able to see the engines pulling the ship and being so close. An 11 day itinerary is an ideal length of time to be away.

    Pros: Friendliness and attitude of the staff and very good food & entertainment

    Cons: The ship is looking a little tired.

    Reviewer Recommended? y

    Reviewer Ratings

    5/5

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    HAL Oosterdam August/4/2013

    Alaska Inside Passage - 8/2013

    The Holland America Oosterdam sailing Inside Passage w/Tracy Arm is an excellent cruise option for those wanting a roundtrip Seattle Alaska cruise.

    With stops at Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, plus a day sailing Tracy Arm, the Seattle Inside Passage cruise on the Holland America Oosterdan is the perfect Alaska getaway for first timers and avid cruisers alike!
     
    Onboard venues offer the best in Culinary Arts presentations, Digital Workshops, port shopping talks, a movie theater, ship library, and so much more. Be sure to plan a stop at the spa, shopping at the onboard shops, an evening at the Vista Lounge or just reading good book. Your cruise vacation can be as active or relaxing as you choose.
     
    Whether exploring one of the ports of call or relaxing during an at sea day there is truly something for everyone on the Holland America Oosterdam!

    Pros: Roundtrip Seattle means no passport needed

    Cons:

    Reviewer Recommended? y

    Reviewer Ratings

    4/5

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    7-night Alaska cruise from Vancouver

    Alaska - 7/2013

    Sailing to Alaska is on the bucket list of many people, and a 7-night round-trip cruise from Vancouver works neatly for many schedules. Holland America provides transfers between Seattle airport and Canada Place in Vancouver, which is helpful for US domestic flights. The Holland America MS Amsterdam is not a large ship, which is very nice, and it never felt crowded at all, even for peak viewing moments, such as seeing Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord. There were also some prime viewing areas where guests could sit and be more comfortable than if they were standing on deck (the Crow's Nest and the area by the pool, which is enclosed). Having a retractable roof over the pool is a great thing for the Alaska itinerary, so families can make use of the pool and hot tubs in comfort. One of the food highlights of the sailing was the salmon BBQ buffet, held at the pool deck during the Tracy Arm cruising day. Staterooms are very reasonable-sized, with extremely comfortable beds, and plenty of storage space. Our room steward was incredibly efficient, and our room was always tidy. I especially liked the very large library area, which blended into an area for the internet cafe, next to a dedicated card room. I thought it was a great idea to have plenty of board games on the ship, and these games could be checked out by guests. There was also an impressive DVD list, which could be ordered in the guest's stateroom, and delivered; extremely convenient! Staff onboard was very pleasant and willing to assist. I enjoyed the 'club' venues with their musicians more than the stage shows. The room service menu is extensive, and here's the best hint of the cruise: Order the room-service chocolate cake! You can't get it in the dining rooms, and it's the best dessert onboard. The dining room service and selection was good, and I found the dining server's recommendations to always be the best choice for dinner. The breakfast buffet has a good selection, but the menu did not change any mornings (a little variety would have been nice but this is not a deal breakerŚthere's no variety in my own pantry every morning!)

    Pros: Great accommodations, friendly staff, smaller ship

    Cons: A little more variety in the breakfast buffet would be nice

    Reviewer Recommended? y

    Reviewer Ratings

    4/5

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    7-Day Alaska Round Trip Seattle Cruise

    Alaska - 7/2013

    Seattle is a great departure port. I suggest arriving a day early to explore Seattle. Taxi is about $40.00 from the city to Pier 91. Embarkation was slow, since there was a very large group on board. Sailing was very smooth and the captain was outstanding Glacier Bay. He made certain that we all saw the bears and little cubs. It was amazing. The port were nice, but the shore excursion rates were high. The busses & guides in Juneau and Ketchikan were very knowledgeable. We did the kayaking in Juneau and all the gear was provided. The Russian Heritage tour in Sitka was not our best choice. We were very lucky to see so many whales and wild life. I would highly recommend this cruise, specially for a first time cruiser.

    The Westerdam was very clean, loved the staff, the food was outstanding. The Lido Deck had BBQ's and an Alaskan Salmon Bake. It was a big hit with all cruisers.

    Pros: Overall one of the top cruises in this market.and category. Disembarkation was very smooth.

    Cons: Mediocre coffee and slow WiFi

    Reviewer Recommended? y

    Reviewer Ratings

    4/5

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    Eurodam, July 20, 2013

    Copenhagen, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Amsterdam - 7/2013

    This is a modern ship with all of the best features of cruising. Nice sized rooms and bathrooms, multiple dining venues, multiple entertainment venues and wonderful staff.

    I sailed on the Eurodam July 20, 2013 starting Copenhagen, sailing to Norway, Scotland and Ireland. This is a modern ship with all of the best features of cruising. Nice sized rooms and bathrooms, multiple dining venues, multiple entertainment venues and wonderful staff. Boarding was quick and easy. I checked in before our boarding time and found out our room was ready for me. I headed straight up to the Lido for lunch, lots of stations which helps with crowd control. Usually no more than a handful of people at any one station. The carpet in the Lido is a mess from the chairs digging holes into it. It is my understanding that the ship is being refurbished before the end of the year so this should be addressed at that time. I canĺt say enough about the crew. Everyone was extremely helpful, polite and friendly. The Blues club on board had the best entertainment, very talented musicians. The shows in the main lounge were not to my taste but other people on board were happy with them. Pinnacle Grill had the absolutely best food on the ship. I also tried Le Cirque, also located in Pinnacle Grill on select nights and just as good but with a more gourmet presentation.

    Pros: The wonderful staff

    Cons: Entertainment

    Reviewer Recommended? y

    Reviewer Ratings

    5/5

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    Wonderful Midsize Ship

    South East Asia - 3/2013

    The Amsterdam is the perfect ship for the World Voyage or segments of it. She carries just over 1200 passengers.

    If you want a near perfect cruise this is the ship. With her itinerary, onboard activities, wonderful crew, staff and officers, not to mention the outstanding cuisine, the Amsterdam is top of the line.

    Pros: Itinerary, cuisine, staff

    Cons: None

    Reviewer Recommended? y

    Reviewer Ratings

    5/5

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    World Cruise Segment One - Ft Lauderdale- Auckland

    Grand World Voyage - 1/2013

    Once again I was extremely pleased to be on board the Amsterdam on World Cruise Segment. Our Cabin (2646) was wonderful,service as always is superb. Yes, the ship could probably use refurbishment in some areas, but that is not a real issue in my opinion. The level of service by all crew and officers make this ship a special one.

    From the moment of check in at Ft Lauderdale pier, it was like a "High School reunion." So many familiar faces of both passengers and crew from last year. Made you feel WELCOME immediately. That feeling of "WELCOME HOME" prevailed throughout the voyage.
    The Captain Jonathan Mercer and his wife Karen, were a major factor in everyone LOVING the voyage. He was always available and speaking and socializing with the guests. Dining room and service were outstanding and every special request (in reason of course) was honored if possible.
     

    Pros: The service level and attentivness of the officers and ALL crew members cannot be matched anywhere in my opinion

    Cons: I think that the entertainment on a World Voyage should be of a higher level (as is Cunard's entertainment), There were some definitely highlights, but was not overly impressed by the quality of most of the entertainment in the show room.Cruise director is WONDERFUL though and knows every passenger.

    Reviewer Recommended? y

    Ratings

    5/5

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    Panama Canal cruise

    Panama Canal - 2/2014

    Staff was outstanding as usual on all our Holland America Cruises. Neptune Lounge concierge was the best! Good tours, good port stops. Only complaint was the air conditioning and closet doors. Sign of age of the ship as air conditioning in many parts was not up to par. Closest doors got stuck several times. Again an age problem with the ship.
    We did have an outbreak of norovirous on the ship. I estimate around 30 cases. The Captain and crew were very aggressive in containing. Hand sanitizers were everywhere, the rails and other surfaces were washed regularly, and meals were handled special. We were not affected and thought the whole crew did a wonderful job keeping it under control. It did not limit any of our activities. 
    One final note, we were somewhat disappointed in the entertainment for the evening shows. We like the big variety shows and they were not up to the standard we have previously experienced on previous cruises. 
    Overall, we had a wonderful time and would do it again! 

    Pros: Cabin;Food;Tours;Staff;Itin;

    Cons: Entertain;

    Reviewer Recommended? Y

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