Holland America Line has announced the news that ms Volendam will receive 21 new Lanai Staterooms and a new Mix Bar Area when she heads for dry dock at the end of the year.
The unique lanai staterooms will provide passengers direct access to the Lower Promenade wrap around teak walking deck. The staterooms feature large sliding glass doors and include reserved deck chairs. The sliding doors have a one way mirrored coating so as to ensure guest privacy. Three other ships currently have the lanai staterooms in place. These ships include ms Maasdam, ms Rotterdam and ms Veendam.
Along with the additions of the new staterooms, during the dry dock spell, ms Volendam will also receive a refurbishment to all suite bathrooms. The newly revitalised bathrooms will feature whirlpool bathtubs, stone vanities, lighted mirrors and Grohe fixtures, floors, walls and sinks.
Mix: The New Bar Area On Board
Volendam’s bar areas on board will receive a new addition in the form of Mix, a public space that incorporates three themes; Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales. Martinis will serve a choice of 19 Grey Goose martinis, each elegantly served in individual shakers, along with a wide variety of other appealing cocktails. The featured cocktail will be Holland America Line’s signature martini, The Yellow Tip. This signature drink is a mixture of Grey Goose vodka, lychee juice, pineapple juice, guava juice, coconut cream and fresh lime juice.
Champagne is where the bubbly will flow and here you will find 20 different selections of champagne and sparkling wines to choose from. This venue will not just be a bar for an evening occasion but will also host many events on board such as a late champagne breakfast, pre-lunch Mimosa and Bellini hour, champagne teat time and of course pre-dinner champagne hour with caviar canapés.
Spirits & Ales will offer guests a great selection of beers along with premium whiskeys and brandies that are sure to impress even the most discerning connoisseur. The venue will be a hot spot for sporting events or a perfect relaxation spot after you’ve sampled the shopping at the nearby boutiques on board.
“Volendam’s itineraries in Alaska and other scenic parts of the world are ideal for direct promenade deck access and the enhanced views of the popular lanai layout,” said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line’s executive vice president of sales, marketing and guest relations. “We’re also making other exciting enhancements to the ship, and adding Mix presents a stylish multi-themed venue for our guests to mingle and enjoy themselves.”