MS Veendam

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MS Veendam near Juneau, Alaska
Name: MS Veendam
Namesake: Veendam
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry: Netherlands
In service: 1996
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: gross tonnage (GT) of 55,451 tons
Length: 720 ft (220 m)
Beam: 101 ft (31 m)
Decks: 10
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 1,258 passengers
Crew: 560

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.

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.[1][2] 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.[3]


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fr:MS Veendam