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.
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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 out New York City, New York sailing to Bermuda as well as Atlantic Canada & New England.
In 2013, she will be based in Boston, Massachusetts instead on New York sailing Atlantic Canada & New England; alternating with her sister ship the Maasdam.