|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Holland America Line|
|Port of registry:||Netherlands|
|Route:||Canada/New England and Bermuda. Also South America in winter months|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2015[update]|
|Notes:||The current captain is Eric Van Der Wal|
|Class and type:||Statendam-class cruise ship (?)|
|Tonnage:||57,092 GT |
|Length:||719 ft (219 m)|
|Beam:||101 ft (31 m)|
|Installed power:||2x 12-cycle 8640kW, 3x 8-cycle 5760kW diesel generators|
|Speed:||20.9 knots (38.7 km/h; 24.1 mph)|
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
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. 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.
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.
The Veendam currently goes out of Boston Harbor alternating with her twin, the Maasdam
- "Veendam Refit". Retrieved 2009-05-11.
- "HAL Blog - Extra Deck". Retrieved 2009-05-11.
- "HAL Blog - Lanai Staterooms". Retrieved 2009-05-11.