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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.


An aerial shot of Koningsdam’s Retreat area.

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.

The Retreat on Eurodam.

The corner cabana at the The Retreat on Eurodam has stunning sea views.

The Retreat on Westerdam.

The Retreat on Westerdam.

Service at the Retreat

We’re ready to serve you at The Retreat!

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!

  • Julie

    Hi Roshell, on Eurodam the Retreat Cabanas are different from Lido Cabanas in cost. For a 20-day cruise, the Retreat would be $699 for two adults, the family cabana would be $999 for four adults. The Lido Cabanas are $499. Please call ship services: 800–541–1576

  • Maureen

    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.

  • Julie

    Hi Maureen, the sun chairs are reserved for guests in the cabanas only.

  • Marc Harry

    Is there a self service laundry on Noordam

  • Julie

    Hi Marc, there isn’t self-service laundry on Noordam, but we do offer full laundry service.

  • Jennifer Peterson

    How can I reserve a retreat cabana , i don’t see it on my app??

  • Eric Nygaard

    What is the cost for a retreat for six people on the New Amsterdam Feb 29th 2020 sailing?

  • Julie

    Hi Jennifer, you can call ship services at 800-541-1576 or visit Guest Services if you are on board already.

  • Julie

    Hi Eric, the Family Cabana is $549 for the week for up to four adults. If it’s six adults, you’ll also need a regular cabana for two people at $399.

  • Diana Cowden

    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.

  • Julie

    Hi Diana, you can try to book for just the sea days once you are on board, and it’s $85 per sea day. However, priority is given to guests booking the whole cruise. The lounge chairs in The Retreat are for the exclusive use on the guests in the cabanas and cannot be booked. Please call ship services to see if you can book prior to departure, but I believe it’s on board: 1–800–541–1576

  • Dick Alpert

    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?

  • James Mockenhaupt

    Is the retreat on the Noordam closed? If so will it ever reopen?

  • Peggy Bowman

    Is there a table in the family cabana? Maybe to play cards

  • Julie

    There is a small table in the cabana for drinks. Depending on the ship there are tables outside the cabanas exclusively for use of guests in The Retreat.

  • Chris

    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?
    Thank you

  • Julie

    Hi Chris, the cabana hours are typically 9 am – 5 pm, when they are staffed.

  • Bill Wilke

    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

  • Julie

    Hi Bill, the Retreat cabanas can be booked for the entire voyage or at a daily rate. The entirety can be booked pre-cruise, however the daily booking can only be made on board. You can book all six days, pending availability, at one time once you board. So you can select what six days you would like. But you must select the days so others can book as well.

  • Robert

    The Noodam retreat cabana up top are not available until 2022. They are under repair

  • Linda

    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.

  • Julie

    Hi Linda, unfortunately furniture cannot be swapped out due to safety constraints. But we can shift things around so please speak to The Retreat hosts. Please note if you booked the cabana with a promotion that includes beverages or extras, there might be a charge for the additional two guests.

  • Shelley

    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?

  • Julie

    Hi Shelley, yes, you can have two kids. As long as you don’t book with a package that includes beverages, there shouldn’t be an extra charge.

  • Richard Goodnight

    Where do you go once onboard to book The Retreat on a daily basis?

  • Julie

    Please visit Guest Services.

  • Robert B

    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?

  • Brent

    “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?

  • Julie

    Lunch is included, mixed cocktails are not.

  • Linda Porter

    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

  • Julie

    Hi Linda, yes the ship has The Retreat on Observation Deck. Please call ship services to see about reserving a Cabana: 1–800–541–1576

  • Connie watson

    How much would a cabana be for the 21 day cruise on the Rotterdam over the holidays?

  • Julie

    Hi Connie, for cruises over 20 days it’s $49 per day (over 20 is a daily rate, not an overall fee). Please call ship services to book: 800–541–1576

  • William T Massie

    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.

  • Rob

    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)?

  • Julie

    Hi Rob, you can, however the cushions and covers do get pulled at some point. And you might be asked to vacate for cleaning at some point, but otherwise you can lounge longer.

  • Edith

    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.

  • Julie

    Hi Edith, there aren’t cabanas on Noordam, unfortunately.

  • Julie Springer

    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?

  • Julie

    Yes, it does!

  • Jenn

    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?

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