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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!

  • Rodney Blalock

    Hi Julie, is there an elevator on Zuiderdam that that rises to the the retreat section.

  • Julie

    Yes, there is!

  • Linda G.

    Hello Julie,

    Can you direct me to the web page where I can reserve a cabana for my upcoming cruise on the Zuiderdam?

  • Julie

    Hi Linda, you need to call ship services to reserve: 800–541–1576

  • Lori

    Hi Julie, Is there (good) wifi access in the Retreat area? Looks like a great place to relax and get a little work done if needed.



  • Lori

    Hi Julie, one other question – I see in the pictures that there are regular lounge beds that aren’t in cabanas. Is there a fee for those also, or first-come first-served? Also, do you have a link or copy of the food and beverage menu or someone I could contact regarding those services?


  • Julie

    Hi Lori, those loungers are reserved for those in the Cabana area only, first come, first served. We do not have info to a menu, but you can call ship services and they can assist: 800–541–1576

  • Julie

    Hi Lori, there is Wifi throughout the ship. Depending on the ship’s location in the world will affect on the quality of Wifi, but it should be pretty good!

  • Deanna Eubank

    Just returned from a week on the Oosterdam. The Retreat was a game changer! Great service, lunch served, beverages, fabulous experience!

  • Andreas

    Hi Julie,
    is there limited access to the Retreat? Only for some cabin types? We have booked a Neptun Suite and would like to spend some time at the Retreat. Is it also open for teens (daughter, 14 years old) if they want to enjoy this area also 🙂 Is there a lift to the Retreat also on the Westerdam?

  • Debbie

    I am trying to figure out if you have to pay for those lounge beds in the Retreat area (not in the cabanas). our room is on the Observation Deck to the right of the Retreat area. Thanks

  • Julie

    Hi Debbie, yes, the loungers in The Retreat are for guests in the cabanas only.

  • Julie

    Hi Andreas, The Retreat is only for the use of those guests who rent a cabana. Your daughter is welcome to use the area if you reserve a Family Cabana, as the regular cabanas are for two guests only. There are elevators that reach The Retreat. Enjoy your cruise!

  • David Walker (Elite member)

    What is the 2019 daily charge (or complete cruise charge say 12 days) for a cabana for 2 people. We have used them some years ago on Nieuw Amsterdam and they can be a game changer.

  • Julie

    Hi David, the daily charge is $55 for a port day, $85 for a sea day. For the entire 12 days, it’s $599. They are pretty amazing!

  • Joy

    What hours can you use the retreat cabanas?

  • Julie

    From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Liz Attwood

    Hi, do you get many people using the Retreat Cabanas for Alaska. We are sailing July 2020 on the Eurodam to Alaska and have reserved a family retreat cabana. I’m hoping it won’t be too cool to be out there. But I’d be outside to view the glaciers, etc. anyway, so thought we might as well have a nice space to do it.

  • Julie

    Yes, they are very popular on our Alaska cruises! Enjoy!



  • Julie

    Please call ship services: 800–541–1576

  • Donna

    Are the drinks included with the cabanas

  • Julie

    Water is included and a glass of sparkling wine in the later afternoon. Along with breakfast and lunch, ice cream, chocolate-dipped strawberries and frozen grapes.

  • Jill Shields

    Wondering if the prices are per cabana or per person?

  • Julie

    Per cabana. Regular cabanas are for two people, family are for four.

  • Robert

    Are there cabanas on the Lido deck near the pool?

  • Julie

    Hi Robert, on Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam there are cabanas by the Lido!

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