Recharge in Secluded Luxury at The Retreat on Your Next Cruise

As many cruisers know, Holland America Line combines personalized service and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with innovative and engaging onboard amenities. One of the amenities that best shows Holland America Line’s unique ambiance is “The Retreat.”

Currently on Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam, The Retreat is an outdoor area that is perfect for guests looking for a quieter, more luxurious place to rejuvenate during their cruise. To make sure those at this prime location can enjoy the wonderful views and take in the relaxing atmosphere, The Retreat includes private cabanas, lounge chairs, sun beds and exclusive bar service. The cabanas are perfect for guests who love to be outside but seeking a secluded sanctuary where they can be pampered by a dedicated staff. Some of the cabanas overlook the sea; others overlook the pool deck — but they all provide unique views of the surroundings.


An aerial shot of Koningsdam’s Retreat area.

Imagine watching the glaciers of Alaska pass by, seeing the lakes and locks of the Panama Canal up close or simply enjoying the sunshine of the Caribbean in a private area where you know your cabana and deck chairs will be waiting.

Along with the luxurious amenities, a simple lunch is served at The Retreat each day, which can be enjoyed with a mixed drink from the exclusive bar for Retreat guests.

The Retreat on Eurodam.

The corner cabana at the The Retreat on Eurodam has stunning sea views.

The Retreat on Westerdam.

The Retreat on Westerdam.

Service at the Retreat

We’re ready to serve you at The Retreat!

Ready to experience The Retreat? Add Retreat reservations, which include a cabana, to your next cruise by calling ship services or through your preferred travel professional prior to your cruise. Relax, recharge and reach total rejuvenation at The Retreat today!


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  1. Peter Sokol September 7, 2022 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Good Afternoon,
    We booked for 11/12/22 on the Nieuw Statendam. I don’t see any options to book a private cabana. When you call the reservation line they state there are extended wait times. Is there a way to email an agent for upgrades etc.? Thank you!

    • Alain haggiag January 18, 2023 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Hello. I call ship services to my early cabana retreat for my 28 days cruise ,but we’re told that I needed to book for 28 days for that cabana at $1100,well I just wanted 10 days the rest is at port so that not logistical.I am not happy with that. Thank you

  2. margaret maybury August 28, 2022 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    We have cruise booked for week after Thanksgiving on Nieuw Statendam. Are there Cabana’s available?
    I didn’t see it listed or should I just call and find out size and cost. Thank you.

  3. Lily July 20, 2022 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Hi! Is there cabanas next to the swimming pool on the Westerdam? I loved it on the Eurodam. We’re cruising Asia in March. Will it be good weather for the Retreat?

  4. Lin June 27, 2022 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    We just booked The Retreat for a cruise in December, 2022. What procedure will we follow to gain entrance to this area?

  5. Jenn February 26, 2022 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Hi, I’m sailing on the Koningham this April San Diego, Avalon, Santa Barbara, San Fran Victoria Vancouver. Is it good weather to rent a cabana at the retreat?

  6. Julie Springer January 5, 2022 at 1:19 am - Reply

    We booked a cabana for the upcoming Ft Lauderdale to San Diego via the Panama Canal. We bought the drinks package. Does it apply in the Retreat?

  7. Edith December 13, 2021 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Hello, can you advise the status of the cabanas on the Noordam? I am told they are non-existent?
    Greatly enjoyed on my recent cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam.

  8. Rob December 2, 2021 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    We’ve booked a cabana at The Retreat on the Eurodam for the length of our cruise. The Retreat is staffed 9:00-5:00, but can we be in our cabana outside of staffed hours (before 9:00 or after 5:00)?

  9. William T Massie December 1, 2021 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Dick Alpert. Yes the “family” cabanas on the larger ships, including Koningsdam are significantly smaller than those on the Oosterdam. Two loungers and small round table with two chairs. Pretty full with four people.

  10. Connie watson November 26, 2021 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    How much would a cabana be for the 21 day cruise on the Rotterdam over the holidays?

  11. Linda Porter August 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Does the new Rotterdam have the retreat cabanas? Will they be available on the TransAtlantic in October of this year. We are booked on it and might like to try it out as never have in the past. thanks

  12. Brent August 12, 2021 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    “a simple lunch is served at The Retreat each day, which can be enjoyed with a mixed drink from the exclusive bar for Retreat guests.”

    Is this included in the Cabana fee?

  13. Robert B August 7, 2021 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    planning on a Panama Canal cruise from FL to CA in Feb 2022. Which oceanside cabana would have the most sun exposure : Port or starboard side? And if we have purchased beverage programs is there any additional charge for drinks in the Retreat?

  14. Richard Goodnight June 26, 2021 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Where do you go once onboard to book The Retreat on a daily basis?

  15. Shelley April 3, 2021 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    We have a group of 4 adults and 2 children. Can we book a family cabana and pay extra for the 2 children to be in the Retreat from time to time?

  16. Linda March 27, 2021 at 11:18 am - Reply

    We have reserved a family cabana for an upcoming cruise on Koningsdam. Is there any way to replace loungers with chairs and a small table? There are two new people traveling with us and we would like to have them join the four of us in our family cabana.

  17. Robert February 17, 2021 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    The Noodam retreat cabana up top are not available until 2022. They are under repair

  18. Bill Wilke January 17, 2021 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    If I get 6 day pass for the Retreat on a 18 day cruise to Hawaii in December, can I use it anytime on the cruise? Thanks Bill

  19. Chris October 25, 2020 at 3:47 am - Reply

    We have booked a family retreat cabana for our Oosterdam Sydney to Seattle in April 2022.
    Question: What hours is the retreat open, or are we able to be there any time?
    Thank you

  20. Peggy Bowman June 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Is there a table in the family cabana? Maybe to play cards

  21. James Mockenhaupt April 3, 2020 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Is the retreat on the Noordam closed? If so will it ever reopen?

  22. Dick Alpert January 28, 2020 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Hi there. We had a RETREAT FAMILY CABANAon the Oosterdam last year which had plenty of room for the 4 of us. A nice dining table, 4 loungers, some chairs…it was great. Next year, we are on the Koningsdam and I have been reading everywhere that the Family Cabanas on the Koningsdam are MUCH smaller than the Oosterdam and have trouble fitting 4 comfortably! Any advice from anyone on if this is indeed the case and what can be done about it?

  23. Diana Cowden January 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    We will be on Koningsdam Feb. 2 through 12th, 2020. Can you get a Cabana just for the 3 sea days? If so, how much for two people? Also, can you get just a lounge chair for the sea days? If so, how much for 2 people. Thank you.

  24. Eric Nygaard January 5, 2020 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    What is the cost for a retreat for six people on the New Amsterdam Feb 29th 2020 sailing?

  25. Jennifer Peterson January 2, 2020 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    How can I reserve a retreat cabana , i don’t see it on my app??

  26. Marc Harry December 26, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Is there a self service laundry on Noordam

  27. Maureen December 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Hello – is it possible to be in the retreat without a cabana? I’m traveling solo and wondering whether it is possible to just be on the sunchairs and not in cabana.

  28. Roshell December 1, 2019 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Hi. Can you please tell me if the Lido Cabanas on Eurodam are the same price as the Retreat Cabanas? Also what would be the cost of a Lido Cabana for a 20 day cruise? Thank you.

  29. Amy November 14, 2019 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Besides the family ones, are there popular cabanas? Specifically a number on the Konsingdam?

  30. Marilyn November 12, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

    how much would it be for a cabana for two for a 10-day cruise through the Panama canal(March 2020)? Also, if anyone has used these cabanas on a Panama canal cruise, would you advise to reserve the whole week for Cabana use or just at sea days? I just know I do want to use it when we are going through the canal. I think it would be fabulous viewing point.

  31. Joyce November 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Booked on 7 day cruise (Zuiderdam) over New Year’s. Can’t find weekly rate for Retreat cabanas anywhere. Can you direct me? Also, can you reserve on the website someplace or only by calling?

  32. David October 22, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    These are like a hidden secret. Opened the deck plan today – thinking I might find an area with cabanas – It’s been a few years since a HAL cruise. I don’t see these listed on any of the obvious areas for checked in guests – not that I’m complaining – happy to find an opening available – I’m going to surprise my wife with this once on board. Regarding the sunset question and 5pm close – must you leave your cabana – or is that simply when service stops.

  33. Machelle October 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I was told today that children are now allowed in the cabanas on the Oosterdam. Is this correct? 6yr and 8yr Mariners with Holland.

  34. Sharon October 15, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Just read retreat hours are 9-5. Is this correct? Watching sunrise and sunsets are not possible in cabanas/retreat?

  35. Ben Younce October 12, 2019 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Can three use a regular cabana?
    My Daughter, son in law will cruise Zuiderdam with me in March.
    Called to book and the family cabanas were already booked, there are only 2.
    I booked a regular for the entire cruise.

  36. Patti October 9, 2019 at 10:52 pm - Reply


    Is the basketball court on the Koningsdam enclosed by a net so the balls don’t go overboard?


  37. Scott October 9, 2019 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    My wife and I have a 18 month old. Can we rent the cabana for 2 or do we have to get the family cabana?

  38. Zeke September 24, 2019 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Have used the retreat on the Westerdam and Eurodam… cannot think of a better amenity to offer! Great staff and service on both occasions…

  39. Amy September 23, 2019 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Is there a map of the cabanas with the numbers on for when I call to reserve one?
    We utilized ate past cruise and know which ones we prefer.

  40. Leigh September 15, 2019 at 11:35 am - Reply

    We are a family of 5, but seldom are all 5 of us together (2 adults, 3 kids). How particular are you regarding the family cabanas being for 4 persons?

  41. Robert September 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Are there cabanas on the Lido deck near the pool?

  42. Jill Shields July 25, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Wondering if the prices are per cabana or per person?

  43. Donna July 14, 2019 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Are the drinks included with the cabanas

  44. JULIA July 6, 2019 at 9:59 am - Reply


  45. Liz Attwood June 24, 2019 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Hi, do you get many people using the Retreat Cabanas for Alaska. We are sailing July 2020 on the Eurodam to Alaska and have reserved a family retreat cabana. I’m hoping it won’t be too cool to be out there. But I’d be outside to view the glaciers, etc. anyway, so thought we might as well have a nice space to do it.

  46. Joy June 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    What hours can you use the retreat cabanas?

  47. David Walker (Elite member) May 30, 2019 at 9:22 am - Reply

    What is the 2019 daily charge (or complete cruise charge say 12 days) for a cabana for 2 people. We have used them some years ago on Nieuw Amsterdam and they can be a game changer.

  48. Debbie April 2, 2019 at 9:54 am - Reply

    I am trying to figure out if you have to pay for those lounge beds in the Retreat area (not in the cabanas). our room is on the Observation Deck to the right of the Retreat area. Thanks

  49. Andreas April 2, 2019 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Hi Julie,
    is there limited access to the Retreat? Only for some cabin types? We have booked a Neptun Suite and would like to spend some time at the Retreat. Is it also open for teens (daughter, 14 years old) if they want to enjoy this area also :-) Is there a lift to the Retreat also on the Westerdam?

  50. Deanna Eubank March 30, 2019 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Just returned from a week on the Oosterdam. The Retreat was a game changer! Great service, lunch served, beverages, fabulous experience!

  51. Lori March 26, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, one other question – I see in the pictures that there are regular lounge beds that aren’t in cabanas. Is there a fee for those also, or first-come first-served? Also, do you have a link or copy of the food and beverage menu or someone I could contact regarding those services?


  52. Lori March 26, 2019 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, Is there (good) wifi access in the Retreat area? Looks like a great place to relax and get a little work done if needed.



  53. Linda G. March 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Hello Julie,

    Can you direct me to the web page where I can reserve a cabana for my upcoming cruise on the Zuiderdam?

  54. Rodney Blalock January 15, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, is there an elevator on Zuiderdam that that rises to the the retreat section.

  55. Bill November 14, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

    There are 5 adults in our party. Would be all be able to use the family retreat at the same time on the Eurodam?

    Thank you, Bill

  56. Catherine Jones November 10, 2018 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Hi what is the daily rate for a family cabana on the Nieuw Amsterdam please.

  57. Muriel Davidson October 18, 2018 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Are there any cabanas on Koningsdam other than in the retreat areas?

  58. Fran September 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Will my Mariner discount apply to rental of the cabana?

  59. Sharon August 31, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Is there a retreat area on board the Noordam? Someone earlier said it was being changed to just a sun deck.

  60. Debbie August 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    When I called ship services they said they could only reserve it for the entire cruise, not just a day or two. They said if I wanted a day or two, I had to wait to see if they were available when I arrive on the ship.

  61. John August 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Hi. When you reserve before the sailing by calling Ship Services, can you reserve particular days, or just the entire cruise?

  62. Dan August 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    So for the Alaska cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam how do I book a cabana? Can’t seem to find any details. Thanks

  63. Jennifer May 7, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply


    We are traveling on the Westerdam in late May on the Northbound Alaska route from Vancouver. We have booked a Retreat Cabana and a Lido Cabana in the past on other ships in warm weather destinations. Since this trip is to Alaska, can you please tell me if there will be Retreat Cabanas or Lido cabanas? I’m not sure how the colder weather impacts everything.



  64. Barbara Fenton April 29, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Hello! We loved the cabana with the excellent service on the nieuw Amsterdam and koningsdam and are now looking at a cruise on the volendam. Does the volendam have the cabanas?

  65. Rimma March 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I booked a 2019 transatlantic cruise on currently being built ship Nieuw Statendam. Will it have ‘Retreat’ or any other (Lido?) cabanas? If yes, how much it would cost for 14-days cruise? Do you charge daily or for entire cruise? What is the terms of booking and payments for the cabana? Are all cabanas the same (size wise or/and price)

  66. Kathy March 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    If you book a cabana on the Oosterdam for the whole cruise are you assigned a certain cabana? Can you pick? Also before 9 and after 5 access would be important.

  67. Kathy March 14, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    If you book a cabana on the Oosterdam for the whole cruise are you assigned a certain cabana? Can you pick?

  68. Phoebe March 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Thank you Julie. It will be hard NOT to enjoy this special trip.

  69. Phoebe March 1, 2018 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Julie, my sisters and I have secured a family cabana on the Eurodam. When there is “no” service , before 9 am and after 5 pm, can anyone access our reserved space? Public access?

  70. Donna February 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Just curious it says the hours are 9-5. Is that “service” hours or is it actually locked off prior to and after hours. Only asking because I sometimes like to enjoy the quiet morning and head out a little early. Would be nice to be able to access my cabana. Thanks

  71. barbara ursillo February 14, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    On the zuiderdam is there a smoking area when you rent a cabana

  72. Gary February 14, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    I heard the cabanas on the Noordam aren’t available. When did they first go out of service and when will they be available again?

  73. Susan February 11, 2018 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Hello, we would like to inquire, please, on all of the cabana options for the 7-day Mexican Riviera Holiday cruise this December on the ms Eurodam. Thank you.

  74. Denise February 10, 2018 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Hi! Regarding the prices mentioned, are they per person or per cabana? Thanks!

  75. Kathy February 9, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Are there a limited number of family cabanas on the Koningsdam?
    Do you book the retreat in advance of sailing?

  76. Janet Kuras February 7, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    How many guests/chairs per cabana?

  77. Rosa January 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    My first lime in a long time….. with HAL, do you have something similar like The Retreat, with no charge, we are seniors but cannot possibly pay that kind of money for this very nice experience.

    I have travelled with Cunard four times and we do not have to pay for this experience, that is why I am asking.

    Thank you.

    The Coppola’s

  78. Anne January 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    What are the operating hours?

  79. Inga January 20, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Is the Retreat adult only?

  80. kathleen campbell January 7, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Pease advise on fees for the retreat on the Oosterdam

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