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The Lanai: A Unique Stateroom Experience on a Holland America Line Cruise

Holland America Line is known for graceful mid-sized ships with a generous amount of personal space for guests as they cruise the world. Some cruisers might be surprised to learn that Holland America extends this roomy cruise experience to the promenade deck on five of our ships: Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam, Veendam and Volendam with our Lanai staterooms.


Lanai Stateroom on Deck 6 on Veendam

Along with being spacious, what makes these staterooms unique is a sliding glass door that leads directly onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck for instant access to reserved deck chairs that make it easy to enjoy the gorgeous, panoramic views. Plus, privacy is not sacrificed with one-way mirrored glass.


Lanai stateroom on Deck 3 on Rotterdam.

So now you know that in addition to traditional inside, outside, verandah and suite stateroom categories, Lanais offer a unique option on your next cruise. If you’re interested in enjoying this special experience, book a Lanai stateroom directly on the Holland America website or through your preferred travel professional.

  • Barbara Harrleson

    I’ve cruised with Holland American several times. Will be on the Veendam on Dec.22,2017. Just wondering if there was any vacant cabins left for a up grade. Have never been upgraded before in all my 26 cruises. I book with Cruise Web (Rashell O’Neal) for all my Cruises. Just asking.

  • Julie

    Barbara, you will need to contact or 1–877–932–4259 for more information on an upgrade. Enjoy your cruise!

  • Elizabeth Marian Sloane

    I was once honored to receive an upgrade to the Lanai category. It was a long time ago before the Lanai staterooms were so popular. I was very grateful for the experience which was wonderful. If you can afford it, go for it.

  • Catherine

    Had a Lanai cabin on the Veendam and loved the convenience of it….just be sure to close your drapes!!

  • anton slijk

    lanai cabin description incorrect . sliding doors suggest more than one

  • Julie

    Thanks for pointing that out, Anton.

  • Sharon Howe

    Hello: I will be sailing on the Amsterdam in one of their Lanai cabins. I was able to search to see what my cabin looked like last year, but it appears that lanai cabin pictures have not been taken yet as I believe they were only made when the Amsterdam was refurbished. I would love to see my cabin. Love HAL and especially The Amsterdam

  • Julie

    Hi Sharon, we’re delighted that you’ll be cruising with us again! Please contact Reservations to see if they have the images you seek. Unfortunately we don’t have a full library at the blog. Bon voyage!

  • Julie

    The lanai staterooms describe “reserved deck seating”. Is deck seating reserved for each lanai cabin? If so, is it one or two chairs for each lanai cabin? My other experience with HAL was a cabin with private verandah so would like to clarify the “outside” situation with a lanai stateroom. Thank you!

  • Julie

    Hi Julie, yes, it is reserved seating right outside your Lanai. There are two deck chairs per Lanai stateroom with “reserved” on them. Since it’s an open deck other guests might sit in them when not in use, but you can ask them to kindly find other seating as they are reserved for you.

  • Isabella

    If sliding door is mirrored glass, why is closing drapes needed.

  • Julie

    Hi Isabella, it is mirrored glass, but sometimes when the lights are on or people get interested, the drapes prevent anyone from trying to peek in since it’s along the promenade. Also, to keep the sunshine out so you can have a darker room. All of our staterooms have drapes.

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