MS Veendam, Holland America Line

As soon as you step aboard MS Veendam, you will be impressed by the ship’s contemporary yet traditional décor, with an outstanding array of artworks and fine flower arrangements. Some of the MS Veendam’s most impressive features include a full wrap-around teak promenade deck, comprehensive children’s facilities, the Crow's Nest observation lounge, a three deck high atrium and a Lido Deck with a sliding glass roof.

The friendly, welcoming and attentive staff helps to make your premium cruise holidays extra special.

Spend Your Days By The Pool

Fill your days at sea with fun-filled activities or relax and do nothing at all. Whatever your preference you will find something to suit your mood aboard MS Veendam. The two outdoor pools are superb areas and with a sliding dome cover over the Lido Pool, you can still use the pool if weather conditions do occur.

Alfresco Dining

There’s no better place than Dive-In at the Terrace Grill for alfresco dining by the pool where you can choose from burgers, French fries, sandwiches and more. Discover the gourmet shops and wine tasting bar for a relaxed and slow paced afternoon. Opt for a spot of retail therapy in Merabella the luxury jewellery boutique or head over to the Signature shops and find duty free gifts for yourself or family back home. Savour the taste of custom espresso drinks and pastries and enjoy a quiet moment alone with a book, crossword puzzles or travel guides available in the Explorations Cafe.


If your idea of relaxation is being pampered and primed, head over to the Greenhouse Spa and Salon and take advantage of the luxurious beauty treatments on offer. Let your worries fade away and feel like a whole new you afterwards. Perhaps you’d rather rejuvenate yourself through exercise and keep yourself fit at sea? The Fitness Centre is equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines with professionally trained staff and classes in yoga, Pilates and more to use at your pleasure. You can also keep fit outside of the gym you by going head to head with family and friends on the tennis and basketball court located on the Sports Deck.

Master New Culinary Skills

Join the resident Culinary Arts Centre Host for hand-on cooking classes and demonstration featuring regional recipes. This innovation concept blends guests’ love for food and entertaining into a unique and interactive experience with multiple video screens to capture the fine details up close. Take home new entertaining skills that will wow family and friends.

Family Features

Club HAL offers children between the ages of 3-17 to enjoy days of fun filled activities, tucked away in areas just for them. Teenagers have their own private area in The Loft and just steps away they can also enjoy the Oasis, the teens-only pool, where parents aren’t allowed.

Let the Music Lead the Way

Evening entertainment carries on late into the night with a host of venues and bars to suit all tastes. Begin the night by watching a musical and theatrical production at the Showroom at Sea. Alternatively head over to the Wajang Theatre and watch family-friendly films that are shown every night.

The panoramic views in the Crow’s Nest allow you to watch the sunset transform into a lively dance club after dark as the DJ spins the tunes. Enjoy live music and the classical sounds of Adagio in the luxurious Ocean Bar. Meet new friends and discover a lively mix of champagne, martinis, spirits and beers in Mix. End your night by flirting your luck with Lady Luck in the casino. Complimentary lessons offered for those who need a helping hand on the rules of play.

Food For All Occasions

Experience sophisticated five-star dining in Rotterdam, the main dining room on board, where the menu is full of diverse and regionally inspired cuisine, including vegetarian options and classic favourites.

Opt for Italian one night, grilled steak another night and seafood for the next night. Whatever your taste buds desire, there is food for all occasions on board. The Pinnacle Grill offers exceptional dining in a refined and luxurious setting that is open for lunch and dinner.  Dishes are inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest and guests can look forward to broiled Alaska king salmon and perfectly grilled steaks all complimented by boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest. For a taste of authentic Italian cuisine dine in Canaletto, savouring the delicious taste of classic Italian pasta in a wide range of shapes and sauces.

Found at the top of the ship, the Lido restaurant offers relaxed dining with panoramic views. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curated selection of delicious options from Gourmet pizzas to pies offered by the slice, to so much more.

Holland America Line Fleet

Please select a ship to find out more

MS Veendam Reviews

01246 819 819     Request a Callback     Sign up to our Newsletter