Holland America Volendam

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The largest ship in Holland America's fleet intermixes a classic design with high-tech developments. It offers a more passive ambiance that accentuates comfort, service and consistency.

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1-day Pacific Coastal

Volendam
Holland America Line
Departing Date: September 23, 2015
Departing From: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Check In Start
Holland America Line
Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Check In Start | Seattle, Washington, Us
Interior

$86

Oceanview

$119

Balcony

$N/A

Suite

$196

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Itinerary: 1-day Pacific Coastal

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Wed Sep 23, 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Check In Start -- 4:00 pm
Thu Sep 24, 2015 Seattle, Washington, Us 7:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Holland America Volendam Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
6:00pm & 8:00pm

Special Diet:
Yes, with advance notice

Dress Code:
Appropriate attire
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 5
Card Rooms
Casino
Library
Movie Theater/Cinema
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Piano Bar
Pools - Indoor
Pools - Outdoor
Whirlpools - 2
Cabin Steward, Server and Maitre d'
$10.00 Per Person/ Per Day
Services Shopping Health and Beauty
Audio/Visual
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon
Clergy - 2
Laundry/Ironing/Dry Cleaning Service
Photo Processing
Print Shop
Public Address Systems
Shore Excursion Desk
Boutique
Duty Free Shops
Infirmary
Massage Room
Sauna/Steam Rooms
Whirlpool Spas - 2

Holland America Volendam Onboard Experience

Holland America CruisesThat the mid-sized Volendam and her younger sister Zaandam offer more personalized service than the megaliners is evident from the moment you board, as a staff member warmly greets you with a gloved hand, and then cheerfully escorts you to your cabin. In a host of ways, the ships' classical style is reminiscent of the great liners of yesteryear. You'll find no feverish singles action here, and the casino closes at an hour that will horrify some high-rolling insomniacs. What you will find is a palpable reverence for culture, art, and antiques, and lots of fresh flowers. If large cabins with private verandas, ballroom dancing and bridge float your boat, these, moderately-priced premium ships may well be the boats to float.

Volendam is fully subscribed to Holland America's "Signature of Excellence" program of enhancements to nearly every area of the ship. New features include tableside waiter service at dinner in the Lido, a new Culinary Arts Program with show kitchen for demonstrations and classes, expansion of spa and fitness facilities, upgraded Club HAL Kids Centers, and new shore excursions. The Explorations Cafe is a combination library, Internet center, music listening area and sidewalk cafe. Staterooms now offer the best mattresses and duvets sold in Europe, flat screen TVs, and DVD players. There's early boarding and a choice of four dinner seatings.


Holland America Volendam Things to Do

Entertainment:
Holland America CruisesThe main lounge presents variety shows, a lavish Broadway-style revue and an energizingly fervent dance production, not to mention the excruciatingly named "specta-crew-lar" in which crew members perform folkloric songs and dances. There's a jazz quartet in the Ocean Bar and fresh hot popcorn in the Wajang Theater, where you can see first-run films every afternoon and evening. Live sports broadcasts may be enjoyed in the Casino Bar.
 
Fitness:
The magnificent huge gyms on these ships are among the best at sea, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding dozens of state-of-the-art machines. The adjacent aerobics areas are comparably vast. The Steiner-run Ocean Spa has six treatment rooms with private shower and toilets. Two of the six rooms accommodate such wet treatments as hydrotherapy baths, seaweed wraps, and mud. The marvelous ocean-view gym has 11 treadmills, eight bikes, and an assortment of stairsteppers, rowing machines, Cybex weight training machines and free weights; aerobics area; dual sauna/steam rooms and a jogging track one deck above On the deck, comfy striped cushions line a large pool on Lido Deck covered by a retractable dome that makes the pool usable even in inclement weather.
 
For Kids:
Younger passengers are kept diverted with supervised Club HAL crafts, parties, and games for three age groups 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17, with the number of counselors allotted to each cruise dependent on the number of younger voyagers. The restaurant offers a children's menu. Baby-sitting is available at sea for $7.50 per child per hour.


Holland America Volendam Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
The unusually extensive main dining room menu features six appetizers, two soups, two salads, and six entrees for dinner, including vegetarian and low-fat options. The alternative Pinnacle Grill specializes in dishes featuring ingredients from the Northwest, where HAL is based. Free hot hors d'oeuvres are served every evening in the cocktail lounges. A delightful Royal Dutch High Tea, featuring sandwiches, petit fours, cookies, cakes, and the accompaniment of a string quartet is offered one afternoon each cruise.
 
Restaurants:
There are tables for two, four, six and eight in the opulent two-level Rotterdam Dining Room, which benefits from sea views and a romantically twinkling, fiber optics-lit ceiling, Rosenthal china, sparkling crystal, and crisp linens. There are four dining seatings - 5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Casual breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight buffets featuring ethnic cuisine are served in the Lido restaurant adjacent to the pool.

The cozy, intimate Pinnacle Grill at the Marco Polo on Promenade Deck specializes in the ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. Its dedicated galley includes 1600-degree grill. Bulgari china, unique holloware and a dedicated service staff enhance the elegant atmosphere, as too does the wine list, which features several California and Washington vintages not offered in the main dining room. Reservations are required and there is a $20 service charge.
 
Service:
Holland America's Indonesian and Filipino crew is warm and gracious, though not always as fluent in English as American and British passengers might prefer.

Tipping:
For years Holland America was known for its no-tipping policy, intended to make passengers believe that staff were doing it for love, rather than money. (Yeah, right.) Nowadays, though, gratuities of $10.00 per person (including children) are automatically added daily to the shipboard account for dining and stateroom service. Visit the front desk to adjust that amount. That a 15 percent service is automatically added to bar bills should surprise no one.
 
Attire:
On the two weekly formal nights, half the men opt for dark suit rather than renting a tuxedo. Casual on these ships means comfortable, but T-shirts, jeans, swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are all forbidden in the dining rooms and public areas.


Holland America Volendam Ambience

Decor:
Holland America CruisesVolendam's theme is floral; each aft staircase landing features a floral still-life, while a collection of elaborate delft tulip vases is displayed outside the library. The Casino Bar showcases music memorabilia, and the atrium's focal point is a towering pipe organ, complete with dancing mechanical musicians. In the cocktail lounges, you'll find warm colors and subdued lighting, antiques, and credible reproductions of same. Handsome fabrics and marble abound throughout.
 
Public Areas:
Volendam may lack the breathtaking atrium typical of other ships built in the 1990s, but it also lacks some of those ships' confusing layout. The large Ocean Bar, with sea views by day and romantic lighting at night, is the most popular spot for pre- and post-dinner cocktails, though it gets serious competition from another cozy lounge with piano bar, the 89-seat Explorer's Lounge, decorated with gentle colors and enormous red lamps. A harpist performs light classical favorites here in the evening.

The glamorous two-story main dining rooms, framed with floor-to-ceiling windows, feature dramatic staircases and a classical trio holding forth demurely from a perch on the top level. Just outside the second level, ladies will find a wonderful, spacious powder room with ocean views.

The main show lounge has two floors and a wide stage, with comfortable seating, though sight lines from the balcony are partially obscured. The Crows Nest observation lounge, with its 320-degree view, is the perfect place from which to watch your departure from port. The beautiful wood-paneled library has etched glass doors, comfortable chairs and ottomans, an inlaid marble table, and excellent reference and travel book sections. The nearby card room can simultaneously accommodate four dozen players.

Keep an eye open for the remarkable red-lacquer piano aboard this ship.
 
Cabins:
Standard cabins are among the biggest at sea, and with a much more modern look than one usually associates with HAL, with lots of salmon-reds, burgundies, golds, and bronzes. Standard inside cabins are 182 sq. feet, while outside staterooms are 197 sq. feet, with enough storage space for even the long-haul traveler. Balcony cabins are sublime, with more unusually spacious interior cabins. The ultramodern 563-square foot suites have large private verandahs. The 120 deluxe category A and B cabins are 284 square feet (including verandah), each with VCR, mini bar, sitting area, and whirlpool tub in the bathroom. The Penthouse suites with private verandahs are a huge 1,100 square feet with appropriately wonderful amenities, including complimentary personalized stationery, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, free dry cleaning, and disembarkation at leisure.

Stateroom amenities include bathrobes, a complimentary fresh fruit basket on arrival, stainless steel ice buckets and serving trays for use with in-cabin beverages, and massage showerheads in every bathroom. For Deluxe Verandah and Penthouse Suite passengers, concierge service is available in their own private retreat, the Neptune Lounge.

Deck Plans: Volendam

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

A  Vista Suites
AA  Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
AA  Vista Suites
B  Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
B  Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
BB  Vista Suites
BB  Vista Suites
BC  Vista Suites
BC  Vista Suites
C  Large Oceanview Stateroom
D  Large Oceanview Stateroom
DA  Large Oceanview Stateroom
DA  Large Oceanview Stateroom
DD  Large Oceanview Stateroom
DD  Large Oceanview Stateroom
E  Large Oceanview Stateroom
EE  Large Oceanview Stateroom
F  Large Oceanview Stateroom
FF  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
FF  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
G  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
G  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
H  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
H  Large Oceanview Stateroom
HH  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
HH  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
I  Large Inside Stateroom
I  Large Inside Stateroom
J  Large Inside Stateroom
J  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
K  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
K  Large Inside Stateroom
L  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
L  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
M  Large Inside Stateroom
M  Large Inside Stateroom
MM  Large Inside Stateroom
MM  Large Inside Stateroom
N  Standard Inside Stateroom
N  Standard Inside Stateroom
NN  Standard Inside Stateroom
PS  Pinnacle Suites
S  Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
SA  Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
SB  Neptune Suites
V  Verandah Suite


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Hollandamerica Volendam Deck Plans

Staterooms: Volendam

Holland America Line - Volendam : Large Inside Stateroom
Large Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Accessible rooms include roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Large Oceanview Stateroom
Large Oceanview Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Accessible rooms include roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Neptune Suites
Neptune Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible rooms include bathtub and separate roll-in shower, sitting area, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Pinnacle Suites
Pinnacle Suites
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Standard Inside Stateroom
Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. All N- & NN-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Verandah Suite
Verandah Suite
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, 1 sofa bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Vista Suites
Vista Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. All A-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed.
Holland America Line - Volendam : Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible rooms include roll-in shower, sitting area, wide interior & exterior doors.

Other Dates: Volendam

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
December 22, 2014 --- 14-day Asian Adventure Holiday $2177 $2394
December 22, 2014 --- 28-day Asian Adventure Collector Holiday $3810 $4192
January 5, 2015 --- 14-day Far East Discovery $1741 $1959
January 19, 2015 --- 28-day Far East & Asian Adventure Collector $3266 $3592
February 2, 2015 --- 14-day Asian Adventure $1850 $2068
February 16, 2015 --- 14-day Far East Discovery $1632 $1850
March 2, 2015 --- 28-day Far East & Asian Adventure Collector $2939 $3375
March 16, 2015 --- 28-day Far East & Asian Adventure Collector $3212 $3701
March 16, 2015 --- 42-day Far East Asian Adventure & Japan Collector $6207 $7079
March 30, 2015 --- 14-day Far East Discovery $1916 $2231
March 30, 2015 --- 28-day Far East China & Japan Collector $8408 $9388
March 30, 2015 --- 45-day Far East & North Pacific Crossing $13310 $15358
April 13, 2015 --- 14-day China & Japan $4650 $5227
April 13, 2015 --- 31-day China Japan & North Pacific Crossing $9149 $5717
May 20, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Vancouver $847 $897
June 3, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Vancouver $1005 $1141
June 10, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Vancouver $1058 $1271
August 26, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Vancouver $952 $1165
September 2, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Vancouver $808 $908
September 9, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Vancouver $797 $897
September 16, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Vancouver $846 $1059
September 24, 2015 --- 24-day South Pacific Crossing $2851 $3181
September 24, 2015 --- 57-day South Pacific & Australia Circumnavigation Collector $7515 $8777
September 24, 2015 --- 74-day South Pacific Explorer & Great Barrier Reef Collector $9764 $11355
October 19, 2015 --- 33-day Australia Circumnavigation $5484 $6582
October 19, 2015 --- 50-day Aust. Circumnavigation & Great Barrier Reef Collector $7240 $8502
November 21, 2015 --- 17-day Great Barrier Reef $2522 $2851
November 21, 2015 --- 31-day Great Barrier Reef & Far East Passage Collector $4058 $4552
December 8, 2015 --- 14-day Far East Passage $1644 $1863
December 8, 2015 --- 28-day Far East Passage & Asian Adventure Collector Holiday $3619 $4058
December 22, 2015 --- 14-day Asian Adventure Holiday $2386 $2603
December 22, 2015 --- 28-day Asian & Indonesian Discovery Collector Holiday $3688 $4122
January 5, 2016 --- 14-day Indonesian Discovery $1754 $1973
January 5, 2016 --- 28-day Indonesian Discovery & Far East Discovery Collector $3180 $3509
February 2, 2016 --- 28-day Far East Discovery & Asian Adventure Collector $3399 $4058
February 16, 2016 --- 14-day Asian Adventure $1973 $2522
February 16, 2016 --- 30-day Asian Adventure & Indonesian Solar Eclipse Collector $3783 $4771
March 1, 2016 --- 16-day Indonesian Explorer & Solar Eclipse $2193 $2741
March 1, 2016 --- 46-day Solar Eclipse Far East China & Japan Collector $5759 $7240
March 17, 2016 --- 49-day Far East Discovery & North Pacific Crossing $5924 $7240
March 31, 2016 --- 35-day China Japan & North Pacific Crossing $4168 $4936
April 16, 2016 --- 19-day North Pacific Crossing $2412 $2741

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