There was a good variety of cabin types available, including Veendam’s unique Lanai accommodations.
There are seven main cabin types on Veendam, about 20 percent of which are inside cabins with no view; these can be as small as 141 square feet, which we would find very snug (you can read about our experience in an Interior cabin aboard Holland America’s Zaandam here). We opted for a step up—an Ocean-view room—and landed an oversized unit.
A unique option on Veendam (and Holland America’s Rotterdam and Maasdam) is the Lanai cabins. These have sliding glass doors that open directly onto the broad Promenade Deck, where deck chairs are assigned to your cabin. It’s not a private deck (the Promenade Deck is open to all), but the accommodations offer a compromise between Ocean-view and pricier Verandah cabins. It’s a fairly unusual style of cabin we look forward to trying on a future cruise, though the windows lack full opacity; at night when cabin lights are illuminated the cabin interior is somewhat visible if the blackout curtains aren’t drawn. (Note that, aboard Holland America’s Statendam, we stayed in a more typical Ocean-view cabin on this deck, which you can read about here).
Verandah cabins on Veendam feature floor-to-ceiling windows, while Verandah Suites are larger, with king size beds. Deluxe Verandah Suites are a generous 575 square feet (including the balcony), more than double the size of a typical cabin. Also available is the Penthouse Verandah Suite, located just behind the bridge on Deck 10.
|Cabin Name||Occupancy||Cabin Size||Bed Options||View|
|Ocean View - Large||2 people||174.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||Ocean View|
|Ocean View - Large with Porthole||2 people||174.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||Ocean View (Porthole/Limited)|
|Interior - Large / Standard||2 people||141.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||None|
|Lanai||2 people||181.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||Balcony|
|Ocean View - Large Partial Sea View||2 people||174.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||Ocean View (Porthole/Limited)|
|Ocean View - Large Fully Obstructed||2 people||174.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||Ocean View (Porthole/Limited)|
|Verandah Suites||2 people||283.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Double||Balcony|
|Verandah Suite - SPA||2 people||244.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||Balcony|
|Interior Large/ Standard - SPA||2 people||141.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin||None|
|Penthouse Verandah Suite||2 people||1,273.00 square feet||Queen, 2x Twin, Sofa Bed / Futon||Balcony|
|Deluxe Verandah Suites||2 people||575.00 square feet||King||Balcony|
|This section is organized into 4 pages|
Page 1Ocean-view Cabin
Ours wasn’t a typical Ocean-view unit, but having somewhat oversized accommodations posed no issues for us.Read More...
Page 2Other Cabins
There are a number of other cabins that we have not yet stayed in. Read their descriptions here.Read More...
Page 3Cabin Amenities
We appreciated some extras not common on most cruise ships, including DVD player, a fruit basket and a bathtub.Read More...
Page 4In-Room Dining
We found a decent selection of breakfast options and lighter meals available through room service.Read More...
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