We recently were asked if the Lanai sliding doors that open onto the deck also have an electronic key lock. Veendam’s Hotel Manager Frank Ulbricht sent us this answer:
We will have two keys for the Lanai cabins. One is the standard cabin key, the second one is for the sliding doors. It’s the same electronic key that Holland America Line uses in the head office. These keys are used to open the doors from the outside of the cabin.
The sliding doors will shut automatically after 30 seconds, so don’t forget your key in your cabin and steer clear of the doorway.
The door will automatically lock once it shuts. The doors will reopen once they sense a resistance when closing. I tried it with my hand and after a quick pressure on the hand, the door opened again. It didn’t hurt.