MS Veendam

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MS Veendam near Juneau, Alaska
MS Veendam in Juneau, Alaska, United States
Career
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 2014
General characteristics
Type:Cruise ship
Tonnage:57,092 GT [1]
Length:719 ft (219 m)
Beam:101 ft (31 m)
Decks:11
Speed:22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity:1,350 passengers
Crew:580
 
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MS Veendam near Juneau, Alaska
MS Veendam in Juneau, Alaska, United States
Career
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 2014
General characteristics
Type:Cruise ship
Tonnage:57,092 GT [1]
Length:719 ft (219 m)
Beam:101 ft (31 m)
Decks:11
Speed:22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity:1,350 passengers
Crew:580

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 out 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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