ms Veendam

Holland America Line
Former Names:  None

Veendam is a distinctive black hulled ship that offers sophisticated interiors and an outstanding display of art throughout the ship as well as a three deck high atrium.  Veendam passengers tend to be 40-60, some families and Mainly American. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 43.8 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.3 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 34.1 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.9 passengers.
Size Medium
Rating
Built 1996
Refit 0
Tonnage 55451
Passengers (Min/Max) 1266/1627
Crew 560
Officers British/Dutch
CABINS
Total  633
The cabins are a good size and are well equipped with convertible beds to queen size, separate living area with sofa and table. The closet area is limited but there is ample drawer space. Bathrooms are compact and outside cabins feature a small bathtub. 
Balcony  149
Ocean View  352
Inside  132
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  1/1
Onboard the ship offers a sports deck with tennis courts, table tennis, shuffle board, volleyball, health spa and pool. The second swimming pool has a magradome for indoor/outdoor use.
Jacuzzis  2
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Average
RESTAURANTS
A dramatic two level stern (Rotterdam) dining room with sweeping staircase provides adequate food and service. Informal dining is offered in the Lido Buffet and at a poolside grill. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  2
 ENTERTAINMENT
There is a large exterior wrap around teak promenade deck. Entertainment is provided in the two level show lounge, films in the Wajang Theatre and nightlife in the Crow's Nest Lounge. This ship also features a large library and cyber café.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino Yes
DRESS CODE
Casual and comfortable during the day. Evenings -from smart casual to semi formal (jacket for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies) depending on the restaurant. Formal nights require a suit or dinner jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies.
TIPPING
US$12.50 (£8.50) per day is automatically added to your shipboard account to cover waiter, assistant and cabin steward. An additional 15% service charge is made on all bar purchases.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 6
Wheelchair access is acceptable.
Lifts 8
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Acceptable. There is a video arcade and a children's club for 5-17 year olds and facilities vary dependant on child numbers per cruise. 

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