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Detailed Ship Information: Veendam The Ship. Built in 1996 and refurbished in 2011, the Veendam is a member of HAL's Statendam or "S" class of cruise ships. She weighs approximately 57,000 tons, and accommodates... Read More

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7 Night Canada & New England Discovery
Starting in Boston with stops in Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec City, Saint Lawrence River Cruising, Montreal
2019 Sails: Sep 21, Oct 5


7 Night Canada & New England Discovery
Starting in Montreal with stops in Quebec City, Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston
2019 Sails: Sep 28


7 Night Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay
2019 Sails: Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 20, Dec 11, 2020: Jan 8, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 11, Apr 8


7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay
2019 Sails: Oct 30, Nov 13, Dec 4, 2020: Jan 15, Feb 5, Feb 19, Mar 4, Apr 1, Apr 15


7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay
2019 Sails: Nov 27


7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay
2020 Sails: Jan 29


7 Night Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Key West
2020 Sails: Mar 25


10 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer Holiday
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Thomas, Basseterre, Key West
2019 Sails: Dec 18


11 Night The Atlantic Coast
Starting in Montreal with stops in Quebec City, Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston, Port Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale
2019 Sails: Oct 12


11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Holiday
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Nassau, San Juan, Basseterre, St. Johns, Philipsburg, Tortola, Key West
2019 Sails: Dec 28


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas
2019 Sails: Oct 23


14 Night Eastern Caribbean / Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios
2019 Sails: Oct 30


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas
2019 Sails: Nov 6


14 Night Eastern Caribbean / Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Key West, Goerge Town, Ocho Rios
2019 Sails: Nov 13


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Thomas
2019 Sails: Nov 20


14 Night Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk
2019 Sails: Nov 27


14 Night Eastern Caribbean / Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios
2019 Sails: Dec 4


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas
2020 Sails: Jan 8


14 Night Eastern Caribbean / Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios
2020 Sails: Feb 5


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas
2020 Sails: Feb 12


14 Night Eastern Caribbean / Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios
2020 Sails: Feb 19


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas
2020 Sails: Feb 26


14 Night Eastern Caribbean / Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios
2020 Sails: Mar 4


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Key West, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay
2020 Sails: Mar 25


14 Night Eastern Caribbean / Western Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay, Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios
2020 Sails: Apr 1


14 Night Western Caribbean / Eastern Caribbean
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, George Town, Ocho Rios, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas
2020 Sails: Apr 8


14 Night British Isles Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in St. Peter Port, Ilfracombe, Liverpool, Dublin, Portree, Stornoway, Belfast, Scenic Cruising Scheldt River, Brussels
2020 Sails: May 9


14 Night Baltic Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Oslo, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Arhus, Ronne, Klaipeda, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Copenhagen
2020 Sails: May 23


14 Night North Cape & Gems of Norway Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Bergen, Molde, Narvik, Tromso, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Bronnoysund, Alesund, Flam, Eidfjord, Scenic Cruising Eidfjord
2020 Sails: Jun 6


14 Night British Isles Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in St. Peter Port, St. Marys, Holyhead, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Stornoway, Scrabster, Kirkwall, South Queensferry
2020 Sails: Jul 11


14 Night Baltic Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Fredericia, Warnemunde, Visby, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Copenhagen
2020 Sails: Jul 25


14 Night North Cape & Gems of Norway Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Crossing the Artic Circle, Tromso, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Honningsvag, Leknes, Bronnoysund, Trondheim, Molde, Alesund
2020 Sails: Aug 8


14 Night Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer
Starting in Venice with stops in Split, Thira, Nafplion, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Cruising the Dardanelles, Istanbul, Mykonos, Souda, Korcula
2020 Sails: Sep 8


14 Night Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Explorer
Starting in Venice with stops in Dubrovnik, Kerkira, Haifa, Ashdod, Kusadasi, Piraeus, Katakolon
2020 Sails: Sep 22


14 Night Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer
Starting in Venice with stops in Split, Thira, Nafplion, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Cruising the Dardanelles, Istanbul, Mykonos, Souda, Taormina, Naples, Civitavecchia
2020 Sails: Oct 6


17 Night Azores & Normandy Explorer
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Horta, Praia di Vitoria, Ponta Delgada, Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Brussels, Scenic Cruising Scheldt River, Amsterdam
2020 Sails: Apr 22


17 Night European River Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Scenic Cruising Scheldt River, Brussels, Brest, La Rochelle, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Bordeaux, Leixoes, Lisbon, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cartagena, Civitavecchia, Dubrovnik, Venice
2020 Sails: Aug 22


17 Night Journey to the New World
Starting in Civitavecchia with stops in Toulon, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Cadiz, Funchal, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Oct 20


21 Night Spitsbergen & Icelandic Fjords Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Molde, Longyearbyen, Scenic cruising Liefdefd Fjord, Scenic Cruising Polar Icecap, NY Alesund, Scenic cruising Lilliehook Fjord, Longyearbyen Outer P/S, Cruising Jan Mayen Island, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Kirkwall, South Queensferry, Invergordon
2020 Sails: Jun 20


28 Night British Isles & Baltic Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in St. Peter Port, Ilfracombe, Liverpool, Dublin, Portree, Stornoway, Belfast, Scenic Cruising Scheldt River, Brussels, Oslo, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Arhus, Ronne, Klaipeda, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Copenhagen
2020 Sails: May 9


28 Night Baltic, North Cape & Norway Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Oslo, Scenic cruising Oslofjord, Arhus, Ronne, Klaipeda, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Copenhagen, Bergen, Molde, Narvik, Tromso, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Bronnoysund, Alesund, Flam, Eidfjord, Scenic Cruising Eidfjord
2020 Sails: May 23


28 Night British Isles & Baltic Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in St. Peter Port, St. Marys, Holyhead, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Stornoway, Scrabster, Kirkwall, South Queensferry, Fredericia, Warnemunde, Visby, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Copenhagen
2020 Sails: Jul 11


28 Night Baltic, North Cape & Norway Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Fredericia, Warnemunde, Visby, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Copenhagen, Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Crossing the Artic Circle, Tromso, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Honningsvag, Leknes, Bronnoysund, Trondheim, Molde, Alesund
2020 Sails: Jul 25


28 Night Turkey, Greece & Holy Land Explorer
Starting in Venice with stops in Split, Thira, Nafplion, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Cruising the Dardanelles, Istanbul, Mykonos, Souda, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Kerkira, Haifa, Ashdod, Katakolon
2020 Sails: Sep 8


28 Night Holy Land, Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer
Starting in Venice with stops in Dubrovnik, Kerkira, Haifa, Ashdod, Kusadasi, Piraeus, Katakolon, Split, Thira, Nafplion, Cruising the Dardanelles, Istanbul, Mykonos, Souda, Taormina, Naples, Civitavecchia
2020 Sails: Sep 22


31 Night Azores, Normandy & British Isles Explorer
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Horta, Praia di Vitoria, Ponta Delgada, Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Brussels, Scenic Cruising Scheldt River, Amsterdam, St. Peter Port, Ilfracombe, Liverpool, Dublin, Portree, Stornoway, Belfast
2020 Sails: Apr 22


31 Night North Cape, Norway & European River Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Crossing the Artic Circle, Tromso, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Honningsvag, Leknes, Bronnoysund, Trondheim, Molde, Alesund, Scenic Cruising Scheldt River, Brussels, Brest, La Rochelle, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Leixoes, Lisbon, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cartagena, Civitavecchia, Dubrovnik, Venice
2020 Sails: Aug 8


31 Night European River, Turkey & Greek Isles Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Scenic Cruising Scheldt River, Brussels, Brest, La Rochelle, Cruising Gironde Estuary, Bordeaux, Leixoes, Lisbon, Scenic cruising Tagus River, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cartagena, Civitavecchia, Dubrovnik, Venice, Split, Thira, Nafplion, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Cruising the Dardanelles, Istanbul, Mykonos, Souda, Korcula
2020 Sails: Aug 22


31 Night Turkey, Greece & Journey to the New World
Starting in Venice with stops in Split, Thira, Nafplion, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Cruising the Dardanelles, Istanbul, Mykonos, Souda, Taormina, Naples, Civitavecchia, Toulon, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Cadiz, Funchal, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Oct 6


35 Night North Cape, Spitsbergen & Icelandic Fjords Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Bergen, Molde, Narvik, Tromso, Honningsvag, Scenic Cruising North Cape, Bronnoysund, Alesund, Flam, Eidfjord, Scenic Cruising Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Longyearbyen, Scenic cruising Liefdefd Fjord, Scenic Cruising Polar Icecap, NY Alesund, Scenic cruising Lilliehook Fjord, Cruising Jan Mayen Island, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Kirkwall, South Queensferry, Invergordon
2020 Sails: Jun 6


35 Night Spitsbergen, Iceland & British Isles Explorer
Starting in Amsterdam with stops in Eidfjord, Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Molde, Longyearbyen, Scenic cruising Liefdefd Fjord, Scenic Cruising Polar Icecap, NY Alesund, Scenic cruising Lilliehook Fjord, Longyearbyen Outer P/S, Cruising Jan Mayen Island, Akureyri, Scenic cruising Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Scenic cruising Isafjardurdjur, Reykjavik, Kirkwall, South Queensferry, Invergordon, St. Peter Port, St. Marys, Holyhead, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Stornoway, Scrabster
2020 Sails: Jun 20


About HAL Veendam

Veendam

The Ship. Built in 1996 and refurbished in 2011, the Veendam is a member of HAL's Statendam or "S" class of cruise ships. She weighs approximately 57,000 tons, and accommodates about 1,300 passengers. She is a completely modern ship with state-of-the-art amenities, the ship features a $2 million art and antique collection that harkens back to the Holland of old. Passengers will find the ship large enough to provide plenty of choices in onboard experiences, yet small enough to feel cozy and intimate

Dining. The ship features a number of dining options:

The main dining room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options. You may opt for traditional cruise dining with assigned times and tables, or choose HAL's As You Wish Dining for more flexibility.

The Pinnacle Grill is an intimate, reservations-only venue that serves premium Double R Ranch Beef and as well as a variety of seafood dishes for an additional dining fee.

Canaletto is a classic Italian restaurant serving seafood, grilled meats and more in a relaxed setting for dinner. This venue features a selection of antipasti, salads, soups, pasta, seafood, grilled meats and more.

The Lido Restaurant provides a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

Complimentary 24-hour room service is also available

Daytime Activities. The Veendam features the Lido pool, with a retractable roof as well as a series of hot and cool tubs with glorious views over the ships stern. Two other hot tubs are also available. The Veendam offers HAL's Explorations activities program, where an experienced travel guide educates passengers about the culture, wildlife and history of the ports to be visited. A Digital Workshop, powered by Windows® - offers fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking. The Culinary Arts Center presents interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by professional chefs. In addition to an Internet cafe, WI-FI is available throughout the ship.

Spa and Fitness. HAL's Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers all of the healthy and relaxing treatments one would expect at an upscale spa including massages, facials, and body wraps. Their signature treatment is the Hot Stone Massage, which they describe as “Harnessing the properties of volcanic basalt stones, guests are bathed in warm water and anointed with spicy, sensual aromas of the Orient. Deep penetrating heat from the stones massages the body using traditional techniques to release muscular tension and balance the spirit." The Greenhouse Retreat is a communal relaxation center that has an ambiance similar to a Turkish Bath. Different grottos and chambers release a variety of dry heat, steam and mists into the air with aromatherapy filled vapors. Relax on a heated ceramic lounge and allow the pressures of life to rinse away.

Tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts are available, as are a jogging track and ping-pong tables. A fully-equipped gym that features resistance and cardio equipment as well as regular fitness classes.

Nighttime Entertainment. Nightlife onboard the Statendam is elegant and plentiful. There are intimate, cabaret-style shows staged in the theater with professional performers. Mix is an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations; Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights; and Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates. Music and dancing in the various bars and lounges, a casino offering a variety of games when the ship is at sea. First-run movies are also shown in a theater setting.

Kids. The Veendam offers a variety of supervised fun for kids.

For children aged 3-7, Club HAL® offers activities like pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, “Little Artists” crafts, ice cream sundae parties and a farewell pajama party.

Teens and tweens ages 8-12 have even more options and can participated in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, and karaoke disco parties. At this age, they can also become involved with the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program in Alaska on Alaska cruises.

Club HAL also offer activities for children aged 3-12 between 8:00am and 4:00pm on port days.

Teens ages 13-17 can enjoy more mature pursuits like mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, cooking demos, and teen yoga. There are also hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, tech classes and teen only night club events. They also have dedicated teen spaces.

In addition, the line offers kid-friendly food, with menu items that include sandwiches, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza. HAL also offers kid-friendly birthday parties with advance notice.

Babysitting services are available for a small surcharge for children 3 years of age or older, but is provided by staff on a volunteer basis, and may not always be available. Babysitting service is not offered while the ship is in port.

Club HAL® After Hours is from 10:00pm – 12:00am for children 3 years of age or older. The fee is US$5.00 per child, per hour.


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