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HOLLAND AMERICA - VEENDAM: 7-Night “Western Caribbean" Roundtrip Tampa
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Veendam, as with all Holland America ships, offers the luxury of space. On average, Veendam accommodates 25% fewer guests than comparably-sized ships and provides staterooms which are 25% larger than the competition. This alone makes this ship a strong contender among other mid-size cruise ships. But Holland America nudged the Veendam up a notch or two when they launched their fleet wide "Signature of Excellence" initiative. For an impressive $225 dollar investment, every ship - Veendam in the spring of 2006 - received updates to virtually every area of the ship, from stateroom linens to passenger enrichment programs.
  • Staterooms. Plush Sealy® Euro-top mattresses with 250-count cotton bed linens; extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels; massage shower heads; deluxe bathrobes; salon-quality hair dryers; complimentary fresh fruit basket and floral arrangement; flat-panel TVs and DVD players.
  • Suites. In addition to the above, suites now offer luxurious duvets and pillows; fully-stocked no-host mini-bars; access to Neptune Lounge (for PS & S category guests) - the ship's private lounge retreat; priority embarkation/debarkation privileges.
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon. More treatment rooms, including couples massage rooms; dry-float suite; thermal suites with hydro-therapy pool; heated ceramic loungers; Lifestyle Fitness Center with yoga, Pilates, spinning and the latest in weight-training equipment.
  • Culinary Arts Center. A demonstration "kitchen-in-a-theater" with large, overhead plasma screens provides a venue for free cooking demonstrations and culinary seminars. A program of special, culinary cruises features regional chefs and wine experts. Optional, interactive cooking classes are also available.
  • Explorations Café. Powered by The New York Times, this venue combines an espresso coffee house with a library. Music listening stations, a 2,000-volume library, Internet stations, and special travel-related TV programming are available.
  • Expanded Youth Facilities. Kids and teens have never had it better on Holland America! Big-screen TV and games; Oasis teen area with outdoor private pool and waterfall, sundeck; disco; expanded Club HAL hours.
  • Pinnacle Grill. Holland America's intimate, reservations-only restaurant featuring Sterling Silver beef, fresh seafood; tables set with Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens; extensive wine list.

.Recommended for:
.Not Recommended for:
  • Sophisticated travelers who appreciate the new stateroom amenities, upscale spa and enrichment programs.
  • Upscale, mature passengers looking for a traditional cruise experience
  • Loyal Holland America guests who enjoy the line's focus on service
  • Energetic cruise passengers looking for nonstop activities
  • Travelers seeking a Las Vegas-style vacation alternative
  • Passengers who prefer a casual, carefree ambiance and absolute flexibility in dining and dress code

ShipShopper Index™:
Year Built:
1996 Refurbished: 2006
Size Category:
Medium (55,451)
"Elbowroom" Factor:
Outside Cabins:
Balcony Cabins:
Sister Ships:
Maasdam, Ryndam, Statendam
702 feet
101 feet
Registration: Netherlands

Cruise Itinerary
  DAY 1  TAMPA    05:00 PM
  DAY 2  Key West  11:30 AM  06:00 PM
  DAY 3  At sea    
  DAY 4  Belize City  07:00 AM  05:00 PM
  DAY 5  Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala)*  07:00 AM  06:00 PM
  DAY 6  Costa Maya (Yucatan)  08:00 AM  04:00 PM
  DAY 7  At sea    
  DAY 8  TAMPA  07:00 AM  

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