140 Years Young: Welcome Veendam

140 Years Young: Welcome Veendam

May 1996: HAL’s fleet grew to eight as ms Veendam IV entered service. The 55,451-ton, 1,627-passenger vessel embarked on its maiden voyage on May 15, 1996 after being christened by actress Debbie Reynolds who served as Godmother.


ms Veendam


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  1. Penny May 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I was on the Veendam when I was 13. I’m now 71!

  2. Phyllis Sinnott May 19, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I have never been on a ship and would so love to be able to sail somewhere.

    Phyllis Sinnott

  3. Citron May 20, 2012 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Oh how I love that grand old lady! I grew up on her and will always have a special place in my heart for her! Bring her back home to Tampa Bay!

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