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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

Veendam Dry-Dock Update: March 30, 2009

Veendam Dry-Dock Update: March 30, 2009

After a successful transit from Tampa to Freeport, the Veendam arrived at the Grand Bahama Shipyard last Saturday. She will be out of service for 35 days, and in this time some major changes will be carried out. Presently the Veendam is alongside a pier in anticipation of the move to the actual dry-dock, but…   read more of “Veendam Dry-Dock…”

Recent Posts

Shooting Hoops on Veendam

Shooting Hoops on Veendam

This entry and photo were submitted by Veendam crew purser Kateryna Bannikova During February the Veendam team held a basketball tournament organized by the PEP committee and crew purser. Eight teams participated including crew members from deck, engine, food preparation, entertainment, security, food service, beverage, concessionaire and front office departments. The winners received cash prizes…   read more of “Shooting Hoops on…”

Doing Good in Guatemala

Doing Good in Guatemala

We received this heartwarming post from a guest, and we’re thrilled that the blog sparked her idea to make donations to locals in Guatemala. My family and I just returned from an excellent cruise on the Veendam! I would like to share a little about one of the highlights: In February, I read a blog…   read more of “Doing Good in…”

Veendam Helps Isolated Villages in Guatemala

Veendam Helps Isolated Villages in Guatemala

During the winter cruise season, several representatives from Veendam go on a weekly car or boat trip in Guatemala to visit distant villages to distribute donations. Clothes, shoes, toys, books and electronics are donated by crew members and given to the children and their parents living in the small communities. Some of the families can…   read more of “Veendam Helps…”

Veendam, FCCA Brighten Costa Maya Holidays

Veendam, FCCA Brighten Costa Maya Holidays

Veendam’s visit to Costa Maya, Mexico, Dec. 19th was designated for the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s Holiday Gift Project. Since Mexican law prohibits the offloading of U.S.-purchased gifts in a Mexican port, organizers in Costa Maya purchased gifts for 200 children locally and FCCA reimbursed them. Volunteers from Veendam assisted with gift distribution and interacted…   read more of “Veendam, FCCA…”

Bringing Gifts to Boca de Valeria

Bringing Gifts to Boca de Valeria

While cruising on the Amazon River, Veendam called at Boca de Valeria, Brazil, a small village about 500 miles upstream from the ocean. The small port is only accessible via the river, and the locals greeted the ship on the pier. The crew, especially the Security Department, had been collecting toys and clothes over the…   read more of “Bringing Gifts to…”