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ms Veendam

ms Veendam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,350
Crew Members:
580
Gross Tonnage:
57,092 grt
Length:
719 feet
Maximum Speed:
22 knots
Dedicated:
January 1996
Godmother:
Actress Debbie Reynolds

Latest Post

Why Choose a Summer Cruise to Canada/New England with Holland America Line

Why Choose a Summer Cruise to Canada/New England with Holland America Line

Summer will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start planning your next Holland America Line cruise! While for some travelers summer may conjure up images of beaches and tropical islands, others may want to opt for a more unique destination. Typically considered for Fall Foliage cruises, our Canada/New England itineraries…   read more of “Why Choose a Summer…”

Recent Posts

2015 Pacific Ocean Pilot Rescue Earns Holland America Line an AMVER Award

2015 Pacific Ocean Pilot Rescue Earns Holland America Line an AMVER Award

The captain and crew of Holland America Line’s ms Veendam were honored by the Association for Rescue at Sea with a prestigious AFRAS AMVER Award for the 2015 rescue of a pilot who ditched his aircraft in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System was implemented by the U.S. Coast…   read more of “2015 Pacific Ocean…”

Thinking About a South America Cruise in 2016/17? Check Out These HAL Options

Thinking About a South America Cruise in 2016/17? Check Out These HAL Options

South America is known for its diverse landscapes and radiant culture where one minute you’re climbing Machu Picchu to pose with llamas and next you’re at the Falkland Islands hanging with penguins. The country has a magnitude of adventurous and cultural activities, and the hardest part is choosing which cruise to take. Holland America Line…   read more of “Thinking About a…”

Cruise to Carnaval: Veendam Bookings Include a Four-Night Hotel Stay in Rio

Cruise to Carnaval: Veendam Bookings Include a Four-Night Hotel Stay in Rio

The 2016 Olympics are set to kick off tonight with athletes from all over the world heading to the South American hotspot of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, to represent their countries. If you’re watching at home, there’s a good chance you’ll be swept away by Rio’s beautiful scenery, exciting sites, famous monuments and vibrant flare….   read more of “Cruise to Carnaval:…”

From Beaches to Bergs: Two Extremes on a Cruise to South America and Antarctica

From Beaches to Bergs: Two Extremes on a Cruise to South America and Antarctica

Lively and tropical, yet also remote and ice-capped, South America is all about contrast. From fall 2016 through Spring 2017, Holland America Line will offer a comprehensive South America deployment, featuring four of our premium ships sailing itineraries from 14- to 48-days. We will be the only major line to cruise this region in the…   read more of “From Beaches to…”

Ring in 2017 on a New Year’s Cruise to Australia, Asia, the Caribbean and More

Ring in 2017 on a New Year’s Cruise to Australia, Asia, the Caribbean and More

If you’re looking for something unique and exciting to do next New Year’s Eve, celebrate onboard a Holland America Line cruise. With options in Australia, Asia, South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Panama Canal over the holiday, you can be sure you’ll welcome 2017 in grand style. When guests break into “Auld Lang Syne” at…   read more of “Ring in 2017 on a…”

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Holland America Line Mariners and frequent cruisers Jan and Dick Yetke set sail July 25 on Veendam’s “Voyage of the Vikings” Collectors’ Voyage that cruises from Boston, Massachusetts, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and back. Collectors’ Voyages combine back-to-back itineraries into one, longer cruise, and this is one of our most popular. Come along with Jan…   read more of “Cruise Diary from a…”