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.
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.
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!
Pease advise on fees for the retreat on the Oosterdam
Is the Retreat adult only?
What are the operating hours?
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.
How many guests/chairs per cabana?
Are there a limited number of family cabanas on the Koningsdam?
Do you book the retreat in advance of sailing?
Hi! Regarding the prices mentioned, are they per person or per cabana? Thanks!
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.
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?
On the zuiderdam is there a smoking area when you rent a cabana
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
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?
Thank you Julie. It will be hard NOT to enjoy this special trip.
If you book a cabana on the Oosterdam for the whole cruise are you assigned a certain cabana? Can you pick?
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.
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)
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?
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.
So for the Alaska cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam how do I book a cabana? Can’t seem to find any details. Thanks
Hi. When you reserve before the sailing by calling Ship Services, can you reserve particular days, or just the entire cruise?
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.
Is there a retreat area on board the Noordam? Someone earlier said it was being changed to just a sun deck.
Will my Mariner discount apply to rental of the cabana?
Are there any cabanas on Koningsdam other than in the retreat areas?
Hi what is the daily rate for a family cabana on the Nieuw Amsterdam please.
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
Hi Julie, is there an elevator on Zuiderdam that that rises to the the retreat section.
Can you direct me to the web page where I can reserve a cabana for my upcoming cruise on the Zuiderdam?
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.
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?
Just returned from a week on the Oosterdam. The Retreat was a game changer! Great service, lunch served, beverages, fabulous experience!
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?
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
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.
What hours can you use the retreat cabanas?
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.
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Are the drinks included with the cabanas
Wondering if the prices are per cabana or per person?
Are there cabanas on the Lido deck near the pool?
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?
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.
Have used the retreat on the Westerdam and Eurodam… cannot think of a better amenity to offer! Great staff and service on both occasions…
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?
Is the basketball court on the Koningsdam enclosed by a net so the balls don’t go overboard?
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.
Just read retreat hours are 9-5. Is this correct? Watching sunrise and sunsets are not possible in cabanas/retreat?
I was told today that children are now allowed in the cabanas on the Oosterdam. Is this correct? 6yr and 8yr Mariners with Holland.
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.
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?
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.
Besides the family ones, are there popular cabanas? Specifically a number on the Konsingdam?
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.
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.
Is there a self service laundry on Noordam
How can I reserve a retreat cabana , i don’t see it on my app??
What is the cost for a retreat for six people on the New Amsterdam Feb 29th 2020 sailing?
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.
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?
Is the retreat on the Noordam closed? If so will it ever reopen?
Is there a table in the family cabana? Maybe to play cards
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?
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
The Noodam retreat cabana up top are not available until 2022. They are under repair
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.
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?
Where do you go once onboard to book The Retreat on a daily basis?
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?
“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?
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
How much would a cabana be for the 21 day cruise on the Rotterdam over the holidays?
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.
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)?
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.
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?
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?
We just booked The Retreat for a cruise in December, 2022. What procedure will we follow to gain entrance to this area?
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?
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.
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!
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