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Saturday, December 7, 2019

    MS Veendam

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    MS Veendam
    MS Veendam

    MS Veendam (Holland America Line)

    Overview

    MS Veendam is named after the capital of Northern Netherland’s peat colonies. She features a two-tiered Rotterdam Dining Room and a fully teak deck. She features Lanai staterooms which have mirrored glass doors that open directly onto the Promenade deck.

    The ship operates out of the Port of Boston during the summer and offers cruises to New York, Bermuda, Canada and New England. During the winter she generally relocates to South America – offering cruises to Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

    Trivia

    During April 2009, MS Veendam undertook her biggest refit. Two additional decks of balcony staterooms were added to the rear of the ship and the rear pool was removed and replaced with four whirlpools. Due to the dramatic change of weight, a new duck-tail style stern was fitted to the ship for stability.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Holland America Line
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:Statendam
    Sister ships:
    Passengers:1,350
    Staterooms:675
    Total crew:568
    Ship length:219.0 m
    Ship beam:31.0 m
    Ship draft:7.5 m
    Tonnage:57,092
    No. of decks:10
    Elevators:8
    Service speed:20.9 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    IMO number:9102992
    Call sign:PHEO
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:September 1994
    Build cost:$215 million USD
    Entered service:May 1996

     
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