Moderate Mid-Size SET SAIL 1996
A full hot breakfast delivered by room service
Free hands-on computer classes
Getting anywhere on the ship in less than five minutes
Gorgeous fresh-flower displays throughout the ship
Nightly turndown with chocolates and surprise towel animals

Do you crave off-the-beaten-path itineraries, informative lectures and good old-fashioned cruising? How about lots of extras, such as movies, cappuccinos, galley tours and room service, at no extra charge? The friendly, easy-to-navigate ms Veendam will feel like home sweet home from your first day onboard.

ms Veendam OVERVIEW

Being a smaller ship in terms of the 21st century, Holland America Line's ms Veendam provides a classic cruising experience where the ocean takes center stage.

Promenade deck strolls are for many the No. 1 outdoor pastime. Indoors, guests can read in the ocean-view Crow's Nest lounge or watch the waves from a spot in the Explorations Café's Internet station/library/coffee house. The cruise ship itself is decorated with traditional maritime paintings, ship models and European antiques.

During a 2009 refit, Holland America Line upgraded and updated The Retreat aft-deck lounging area, Mix cocktail bar and Canaletto restaurant. Unique Lanai Staterooms, which open onto the wraparound deck, were created at the same time.

With longer cruises the norm, the international mix of guests tends to be of baby-boomer age and up. Though Americans might find themselves outnumbered, English is the ship's first language.

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She spends winters on voyages to Hawaii, the Panama Canal, Mexico and the Mexican Riviera. Spring and summer the ship travels the Caribbean, New England and Canada and Europe.