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I would always ask to book again with Sarah as she was awesome, the problem is we don't go on many family holidays and neither does our close friend group!! This was our first trip away in nearly 6 years!!"
- Gwynne H

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Veendam has an overall score of 2.7 out of 5
based on 6 guests we surveyed after their cruise.

Category Overall Cabin Dining Entertainment Service
Average rating

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Browse all Veendam cruise reviews and ratings below.

Reviewed by Overall Cabin Dining Entertainment Service
David N
13 Nov 2016
David N
13 Nov 2016
Berenice D
3 Nov 2014
Glenis M
6 Jun 2014
Glenis M
6 Jun 2014
Lynette kay J
25 Jun 2013
Veendam — Ship Review Rating: 2.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
Veendam

Holland America Line

Ship facts

Star rating: Veendam star rating
Maiden voyage: 1996
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 57092
Cabins: 674
Passenger capacity: 1348
Number of crew: 561

What's onboard? ▼

  • Navigator personal device planner (for meals, excursions, activites)
  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections with audio tour
  • Curated shore tours, talks, maps, guides
  • Shops duty free
  • Lanai staterooms (open to promenade deck)
  • Spa suites/staterooms
  • Pinnacle & Neptune Suites Lounge & Concierge
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Culinary Council Dinner
  • Fixed seating/time, or flexible dining
  • Gala attire (once per week)
  • Lido Market
  • In-room dining menu 24h
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Canaletto (Italian)
  • Pinnacle Grill (beef, seafood: lunch, dinner)
  • Pinnacle – Le Cirque
  • CASUAL DINING
  • New York Deli & Pizza
  • Dive In at Terrace Grill (lido snacks)
  • Explorations Café (Internet, NY Times)
  • Neptune Lounge with concierge (suites)
  • Multiple bars, lounges (pay drinks)
  • Special diets (60 day notice)
  • In-room dining complimentary
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar complimentary
  • Beverage packages
  • Afternoon Teas, one High Tea/cruise
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Mainstage (comedy, song, dance)
  • BBC Earth productions with live orchestra & film
  • Explorers Lounge (library, Internet)
  • Explorations Speakers (longer voyages)
  • Nightclub, dancing
  • In-cabin movies 1000 titles
  • BBC Earth stateroom entertainment
  • Movies On Board (theatre)
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (2)
  • Sliding deck pool roof
  • Whirlpools (2)
  • Sauna, steam rooms
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon (pay)
  • Fitness Centre (some pay)
  • O, the Oprah Magazine activities (select cruises)
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Digital Workshop (camera/computer)
  • Explorations Central (onboard program about ports)
  • America’s Test Kitchen (cooking shows, workshops)
  • Sports court, table games
  • Zodiac inflatables
  • Photo gallery
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Pre/post cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Library
  • Religious services
  • Conference facilities
  • Single guests program, dance partners on most sailings
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (3-6, 7-12, 13-17y)
  • Special needs program
  • Port days, after-hours care (pay)
  • The Loft (13-17 y) activities
  • The Oasis with pool (13-17 y) activities
  • After hours 3-13 y 10pm-12 (pay)
  • Babysitting on sea days for Under 6s (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Weddings (check details)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators
  • Laundry, dry-cleaning (pay)
  • Laundry self-serve (coin)
  • Mini-bar (verandah & higher)
  • Internet hotspots, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Cabin telephone to shore (pay)
  • US 110/European 220V
  • Wheelchair access
  • Service animals allowed
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • All main meals on-board
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 y) (Prinsendam 5-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Concierge for Pinnacle & Neptune suites

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport, visa, vaccination fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases to any taxes, fees and port expenses
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • GRATIUTIES, SERVICE CHARGES
  • Gratuities USD 14.50 pp/night (suites USD 16.00).
  • Adjust with Guest Relations Manager if service inadequate
  • All charges are subject to change at any time
  • Service charges for bar and Dining Room wine 15%
  • Service charges for spa and salon 18%
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code: Formal, best black-tie look; Smart Casual, dress to impress; casual, shorts for b’fast & lunch
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone

Best Value Cruises

Azores & Normandy Cruise E030
Veendam - Azores & Normandy Cruise E030
17 nights from
$2,399
($141 per day)
Journey to the New World Cruise E055
Veendam - Journey to the New World Cruise E055
17 nights from
$2,399
($141 per day)
Eastern Caribbean Cruise E971
Veendam - Eastern Caribbean Cruise E971
7 nights from
$1,008
($144 per day)

Happy Customers

Bridget Little is the lady I communicated with and she was more than helpful, would definitely request Bridget again and have already gave her name to more friends."
- Steven A