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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.

  • Mark Herrett

    Our next cruise is on the ms Volendam in a Lanai stateroom. My mom is disabled and I’m hoping that our lifeboat station is right outside our sliding glass door. She will be in a wheelchair or her scooter. Looking forward to seeing Alaska again for a fourth time on HAL.

  • Natalie Boos

    Are there screen doors, preferably ones that lock so that we can have security AND some ocean breeze in the evenings? Thanks

  • Julie

    Not on the Lanai staterooms.

  • Sherlyn

    Are most of the lanais mid ship?

  • Julie

    Yes, due to them opening on to the deck.

  • Michael Harless

    I have a question, How many electric outlets are in the room, and what news channels are available and is there a decent internet service? Our recent cruise with another cruise line left us desperate for all three.

  • Julie

    Hi Michael, there are four in the stateroom near the desk for standard cabin and one in bathroom for razors. In the suites there might be a few more. As for news, World: MSNBC; Europe-Based: ESPN 2 Caribbean, ESPN U; Caribbean, Central America, South America & some New England: ESPN Caribbean, ESPN 2 Caribbean; Alaska, Hawaii, Canada/New England: ESPN, ESPN 2; Pacific Rim: ESPN International; Australia/NZ: MTN Australian Package including News, Sports and Financial channel.

  • barbara merritt

    will there be deck chairs on the lower promenade deck for passengers who do not have a lanai cabin ??

  • Julie

    Yes, there are chairs all around.

  • Flo

    Hi, Re: Lanai 346 on Maasdam
    Electric outlets, I am not clear from your response, we have 1 CPAP machine that will use the outlet close to his bed. Are there 3 others I can use for my computer and camera chargers? Do they need adapters? Thanks.

  • Beth

    Just reserved 34 days on Maasdam from Auckland to San Diego in Lanai room. Are the deck chairs and pads there all day into the evening? We enjoy using the chairs mostly in the evening and on other cruises we have seen these chairs removed late in the day.

  • Julie

    The deck chairs are there all day and night. They do remove the pads in the evening but you can still sit on the chairs. You will have a lovely time!

  • Julie

    It’s U.S. voltage and there should be at least two other outlets for you to use. Another tip I like to give it to pack a powerstrip so you have multiple outlets.

  • Bonnie

    Do the cabins on ms Amsterdam come equipped with upgraded TVs and improved programming?

  • Julie

    Hi Bonnie, the TVs have yet to be upgraded on Amsterdam.

  • KWinSC

    My wife and I upgraded to the Lanai room on the MS Amsterdam 12/16-12/23. It was well worth the money. It was our most enjoyable and relaxing cruise yet. I highly recommend it! Yes you should close the drapes at night. LOL no doubt about. Daytime is all good.

  • Fran

    We had a Lanai stateroom on the Rotterdam in August2018. Our first as we usually get a balcony suite, and it was wonderful. Great for people watching, access to the promenade and the view was wonderful for taking photos without the balcony partitions. There is a lot of activity if the tenders are used, but I found it interesting to see how well the staff got things done. No refrigerator in the room, but we requested one at a small fee. We would like the same accommodation on our next cruise.😍

  • Carol

    Hi we are going on the Volendam in a lanai cabin I was wondering what deck they are on , and do they have the bath or shower. thanks

  • Julie

    Hello, they are on the Lower Promenade and have a shower only.

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