1,258 passengers (double capacity)
The present day
Veendam is the fourth Holland America Line ship to bear the name;
Belfast shipbuilders Harland & Wolff built the first Veendam in 1881
and Holland America acquired her in 1889.
An art and history tour is scheduled on every
Veendam cruise to offer information about the vessel’s art and
antiques, which are worth approximately two million dollars.
Trays of mints, dried fruits, and candied
ginger can be found outside the dining room on Veendam.
Passengers on Veendam are presented with a
complimentary cotton canvas carryall bag imprinted with the Holland
America Line logo.
A favorite dessert on Veendam is the famous
Holland America Line Bread and Butter Pudding.
Shoeshine bags are provided in every Veendam
stateroom for complimentary shoeshine service.
The all-natural products in every Veendam
bathroom have been carefully evaluated and found to be healthy as
well as good for the environment.
The organic/vegetable-based bath products use no animal
If requested in advance, Veendam guests with
babies may obtain a complimentary supply of baby food, diapers, and
an in-stateroom refrigerator.
A highlight of a Holland America Cruise on the
Veendam is the crew show, produced by either the Indonesian or
Filipino crewmembers and spotlighting songs and dances from their
The Veendam has an on board infirmary staffed
by a licensed physician and three registered nurses. The Veendam
infirmary is equipped with emergency medical facilities and a
On Veendam’s wrap-around promenade deck passengers can walk, jog, or
stretch out in the shade on a lounge chair.
Youngsters participating in the Club HAL program receive a daily
list of scheduled age-appropriate youth activities; there is at least
one morning activity, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening.
HAL Kids Culinary Workshops now offer children a unique and fun
learning experience. Kids will learn basic cooking techniques,
kitchen safety, new ingredients and how to follow recipe