MS Volendam takes her name after a fishing village north of Amsterdam, drawing on the cruise lines Dutch heritage ties. MS Volendam has a beautiful garden theme that is reflected in the artful floral motifs throughout the ship’s spacious public rooms and staterooms. At the heart of the ships lies the elegant sculpture by Luciano Visosi which greets passengers in the soaring three-story atrium. Guests embarking upon cruise holidays aboard MS Volendam can expect a premium standard of service. Explore the thrilling cities of Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific on a voyage with MS Volendam.
If you lack confidence using computers take advantage of the Digital Workshop, powered by Windows, for fun, free and informative advice with their stand-alone 50 minute sessions. Alternatively, join the resident Culinary Art Centre Host in the Theatre for hands-on cooking lessons and demonstrations so you can discover a whole new range of entertaining tips.
Equipped with all the latest cardio and weight machines, work up a sweat in the gym, or take advantage of the fitness classes that are on offer. If you find that the gym and fitness classes aren’t for you, get your heart racing and blood pumping on the basketball or tennis court and challenge new friends to some rivalry action.
Spend a few hours, or the whole day, in the relaxing Greenhouse Spa & Salon with a thermal suite, sauna, massage room and beauty salon to use at your leisure, you’ll never want to leave. Meander round the duty free shops or wanderlust after luxury jewellery and noted designer pieces in the luxe shopping abode of Merabella. Finish off your day with a hot chocolate, coffee or tea in the comfortable coffee house of the Explorations Café, sinking back into one of the comfortable leather sofas that line the window and watch the world go by.
Club HAL provides younger guests aged 3-17 with a wide variety of exciting activities to enjoy supervised by full-time staff with degrees in related fields. Kids ages 3-7 can enjoy treasure hunts, pizza making, storytelling and crafts with whilst tweens ages 8-12 can take part in video tournaments, culinary workshops, karaoke danced parties and more. Last but not least, teenagers get their very own space in The Loft and The Oasis for late night sporting competitions, dance classes, cooking demos and teens-only nightclub events.
Nightly shows in the two-tiered Frans Hans Lounge provide diverse entertainment for all to enjoy. Enjoy wonderful stage productions from Broadway veterans to ignite your excitement or participate in ‘Dancing with the Stars at Sea’ with a final showdown on the last night of sailing. By night the Theatre becomes a movie theatre where family-friendly films can be enjoyed.
Enjoy a game or two of poker, blackjack or roulette in the lively surrounds of the Casino, find your lucky seat on the slot machines and see if you come away with a big win.
Classical musical notes from Adagio can be enjoyed in the refined area of the Explorers Lounge, enjoy live music from the comfortable Ocean Bar with a menu full of exotic cocktails or choose to spend your evening in the aptly named Mix Bar which is made up from three distinct bars serving all things from martinis to champagne and a selection of beers. Dance the night away as the DJ plays your favourite songs as you watch the sunset transform in the magnificent Crow’s Nest.
In the two-tiered main dining room of Rotterdam you can enjoy sophisticated five-star dining of breakfast, lunch and dinner with sweeping sea views and sophisticated table settings. You’ll find classic favourites, vegetarian choices and regionally inspired cuisine that has all been prepared by professionally trained staff. You can dine at a set seating time of your choice every evening or be spontaneous with ‘As You Wish Dining’.
Dishes inspired by the Pacific Northwest can be enjoyed in the Pinnacle Grill with broiled Alaska king salmon and steak on the menu. Share a taste of Italian classics with family and friends in Caneletto, and finish your meal off with a delightful dessert of chocolate tortas, gelato or a trio of tiramisu. You will find are more relaxing dining venue with panoramic views in the Lido restaurant, where you can choose form a huge selection of delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.