MS Veendam

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MS Veendam near Juneau, Alaska
MS Veendam in Juneau, Alaska, United States
Name: MS Veendam
Namesake: Veendam
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry: Netherlands
Builder: Fincantieri
In service: 1996
Refit: 2011
Status: in active service, as of 2015
General characteristics
Class and type: Statendam-class cruise ship Imported from Wikidata (?)
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 57,092 GT [1]
Length: 719 ft (219 m)
Beam: 101 ft (31 m)
Decks: 11
Installed power: 2x 12-cycle 8640kW, 3x 8-cycle 5760kW diesel generators
Speed: 20.9 knots (38.7 km/h; 24.1 mph)
Capacity: 1295 passengers
Crew: 568

MS Veendam is one of Holland America Line's Cruise ships and is named for the capital of Northern Netherlands's peat colonies. Features on the vessel include the two-tiered Rotterdam Dining Room, suites with private verandahs, multiple lounges, and a wide teak deck.

Signature of Excellence Program[edit]

During April 2009, Veendam underwent a refit in Freeport. During the extensive refit, two decks of balcony cabins were added to the rear of the ship, and the rear pool area was restyled with a new pool fitted. Due to the change in weight, a new duck-tail stern was fitted to the ship to provide stability.[2][3] The refit also included the introduction of some new Lanai cabins on the Promenade deck. The cabins have mirrored glass doors which open onto Promenade deck.[4]

Current Cruises[edit]

Today the Veendam sails around South America during the winter based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and during the summer is based in New York City, New York sailing to Bermuda as well as Atlantic Canada & New England.[5]

In 2013, she will be based in Boston, Massachusetts instead of New York sailing Atlantic Canada & New England; alternating with her sister ship the Maasdam.


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