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News Release: The Suite Life Will Be Even Sweeter with Upgrades on Holland America Line’s Signature- and Vista-Class Ships

The Suite Life Will Be Even Sweeter with Upgrades on Holland America Line’s Signature- and Vista-Class Ships

Suites to get cosmetic enhancements, refreshed décor and new amenities

Seattle, Wash., Nov. 2, 2015 – As part of a $300-million brand enhancement initiative, Holland America Line is planning exciting enhancements to its top staterooms with new furnishings, décor, amenities and upgrades for all suites on the line’s Signature-, Vista- and R-Class ships. The first ships to undergo the suite transformation will be ms Eurodam and ms Oosterdam, followed by ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam and ms Noordam. Additionally, ms Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam, ms Volendam and ms Zaandam will receive the suite enhancements as they head into their scheduled dry docks over the next few years.

Eurodam is scheduled to go into refit Dec. 7-20, 2015, at Freeport, Bahamas, and Oosterdam will head into dry dock April 3-18, 2016, at Fincantieri’s yard at Palermo, Sicily.

“Our suites are the epitome of luxury and pampering, and the new amenities and upgrades will ensure that our suite guests will continue to enjoy the finest in cruise accommodations,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “We have an ongoing program in place to keep our ships looking fresh, but dry-docking gives us an opportunity to take enhancements to the next level to ensure we deliver the elements that make up the Holland America Line cruise experience.”

The main living area in each suite will be refreshed with a new sofa, lounge chairs and desk chair. A stylish new headboard, new carpet and wall coverings will bring a contemporary feel to the suites, while new soft goods — including a privacy curtain, drapery, bed runner and bed skirt — add a touch of elegance. A new quartz stone top on the desk, dresser, nightstands and makeup vanity, along with new vanity lighting, enhance the cosmetic transformation.

Electronic upgrades include a new USB outlet added to the bed’s headboard, bedside LED lights that facilitate late-night reading, upgraded electrical outlets and a lighted closet rod that makes it easy to select the day’s attire. A fully new interactive television system also is set for installation, with complimentary movies on demand, as well as easy access to the daily program and shipboard information including restaurant overviews, spa services and guest billing.

Suite bathrooms also will receive a makeover. A wall of designer glass tile serves as a backdrop to the new vanity area that includes new stone tops, modern faucets and under-mount sinks. Other enhancements include new contemporary mirrors with integrated side-by-side LED lighting, stylish floor tiles, as well as a nightlight which enables guests to easily find their way in the dark.

More Suite Amenities for the Entire Fleet
Starting in January 2016, all suites across the fleet will receive new amenities to complement the strong offering of amenities that already includes priority embarkation, disembarkation and tender service; exclusive use of the Neptune Lounge for Pinnacle and Neptune Suite guests; private breakfast service in the Pinnacle Grill; and complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services. New additions feature a premium duvet, superior bathrobes and slippers, Bose docking station, binoculars for use during the voyage, complimentary mimosas with in-suite breakfast and an in-suite coffee and espresso machine.

For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit

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  • Richard Dush

    Has the Rotterdam undergone her suite upgrade?

  • Julie

    She is undergoing part in May 2018, part later.

  • Anne

    Which ships have a suite that can sleep 3? The Signature Suite sounds like what we want — 3 separate beds.

  • Julie

    Hi Anne, all ships except Prinsendam have triple staterooms. Please contact your travel professional or reservations for assistance. 1–877–932–4259

  • Georgiana Ide

    We are considering booking the Rotterdam’s 14-day November 4 – 18 departure in a Neptune Suite. We do not want to book it, however, unless the suite upgrades have been completed. What does “She is undergoing part in May 2018, part later.” mean? What part is done and what time frame is later?

  • Georgiana Ide

    Are all the suite transformations done on the Eurodam, Oosterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Westerdam, Zuiderdam and Noordam, as of today – June 10, 2018?

  • Julie

    Hi Georgina, the suites are completed on Eurodam, Oosterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Zaandam and Volendam. Noordam is October 2019.

  • Julie

    The renovation of the living area of the suites is complete. The bathrooms and interactive TVs will be done at a later time.

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