Holland America Veendam Review

Holland America Veendam

From its impressive $2 million art collection to its newly designed spa cabins, the Holland America Veendam is one cool customer. With room for 1,350 passengers, this ship brings 5-star dining and beautiful views to life, with a splash of innovative fun along the way.

Like her sister ships in the Holland America cruise ship family, the Veendam is tasteful and opulent offering the largest staterooms at sea, with her specialty Lanai cabins and spa rooms being added in a 2009 upgrade. Lanai cabins are an industry first because instead of a window, you have a glass door that takes you right onto the teak deck outside, where you have chairs and a beautiful view but with special glass to ensure no one can see in. Holland America Veendam’s new spa rooms have added spa amenities like organic bathrobes, wooden bathmats, and iPod docking station, waterfalls, yoga mats and pedometers to each room as well as allowing occupants exclusive spa deals.

Now you can enjoy your Bermuda cruise vacation in added elegance when you experience the Retreat, which is on deck 11 and offers cruisers a resort like pool area with hot tub, lounge chairs in a wading pool and a large screen with movies playing daily. The Wajang Theater doubles as a Culinary Arts Center as well as a theater for the live shows, and introduces passengers to something new like a private cooking class or a presentation on how to make artistic bread. Those who wish to learn more about electronic media will love the Digital Workshop and who doesn’t like a good auction? Tai Chi, bingo and bridge are also offered as are casino tournaments or lounging in the library-coffee bar-internet cafe addition called Explorers Lounge.

Veendam offers cruises to South America as well as Bermuda and Panama Canal tours among its extensive itineraries where guests can dine at the Rotterdam main dining room or the Terrace Grill among other fine eateries. Also offered onboard the Holland America Veendam is the Mix, an interesting meeting place that offers 3 specialty venues, champagne, martini or spirits & ales. Perfect for whatever you are celebrating or for just having a drink with new friends.

With all of this attention to detail and interesting activities to do both night and day, it is no wonder Holland America Veendam is the vessel of choice for so many cruisers. Savings on cruises to the aforementioned destinations or Canada cruise deals can be found online or through your favorite travel agent.

Please also watch this informational video about this cruise ship that might help you with your decision: