The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam is reflected in an artful floral motif throughout the ship’s spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms. “Flowers” can be found in abundance in the forms of floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of tropical floral arrangements and chrysanthemums. In addition to fresh flowers throughout the ship, Holland America Line has drawn on its collection of incredible artwork to enhance the interior of the ship’s public spaces. Everything from pre-Columbian fetishes and sculptures to Renaissance-era fountains imported from Italy are included in its hallway galleries. At the heart of the ship an elegant sculpture by Luciano Vistosi, inspired by the myriad of moods and colors of a kaleidoscope, greets visitors in a soaring three-story atrium. Sail aboard the ms Volendam and explore Asia or Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,432
Crew members: 615
Gross Tonnage: 61,214 grt.
Length: 781 feet
Beam: 105.8 feet
Maximum speed: 23 knots
Dedicated: November 1999, by tennis professional Chris Evert
Holland America Line Line ships are known for graceful mid-sized ships with a generous amount of personal space. We offer five major types of staterooms: Interior, Ocean-view, Verandah: (Deluxe Verandah Ocean-view ), Signature Suites: (Superior Verandah Suites) and Neptune Suites: (Deluxe Verandah Suites). Depending on the ship, there may be more than one stateroom category in each type.
Large or Standard Interior Staterooms
|I, J*, K, L, M, MM||J*, N, NN|
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. All L-, N- & NN-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. M- & MM-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed.
Stateroom amenities include:
Large or Standard Ocean-view Staterooms
|Full Ocean-view||Porthole view||Partial Sea-view||Obstructed view|
|C, D, DA, DD*, E, EE, F, FF||G, H||DD*||HH|
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All FF-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper.
Stateroom amenities include:
Vista Suites: (Verandah Suites) Category: A, AA, B, BB, BC
Include all the stateroom amenities, plus:
Category: S, SA & SB
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Suite amenities include:
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Include all the suite amenities, plus:
Dining & Activities
Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options
Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator – as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens
Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.
Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests
Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.
Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.
Frans Hals Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts
Digital Workshop, powered by Windows®: Guests will be able to “show and tell” their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking — so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home. Free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” make it easy and fun, even for novices
Crow’s Nest: offers sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening
Club HAL®: our dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 – 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate
The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 – 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age