For the perfect combination of earth and sea, the stunning garden theme aboard MS Volendam imbues a sense of calm. A cruise aboard this ship is anything but ordinary as you appreciate the natural beauty of the gorgeous floral arrangements, loosen your tense muscles in the thermal pool, or spread your culinary wings during cooking demonstrations. Even your kids can relax and have fun, thanks to Club Hal's supervised activities.
You'll also receive nothing but the best in your stateroom: Holland America Line has ensured that even standard interior staterooms have a sitting area for you to unwind. To enhance your experience, all staterooms come with plush Euro-top mattresses and premium massage showerheads. You'll also be dining in style thanks to the Culinary Council, a group of five celebrity chefs who provide input for all dining options to maximize your experience. Aboard MS Volendam, you'll always be taken care of.
With numerous classes – Pinnacle, Vista, and Neptune suites, and Lanai, Oceanview, and Interior staterooms – you can count on MS Volendam for a comfortable stay. Interior staterooms are 182 to 293 square feet and include complimentary fresh fruit, an ice bucket, and nightly turndown service. For something more spacious, Vista suites are 297 to 379 square feet including a verandah, and come with fresh flowers. All rooms receive 24-hour room service.
Dining & Gastronomy
Your family will love the laid-back cuisine at Dive-In, where you can eat classics such as burgers, hot dogs, and grilled chicken by the pool. At Tamarind, revered by Conde Nast Traveler, you'll love the Southeast Asian, Chinese, and Japenese fare by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin. If you're craving Italian food, Canaletto serves a sumptuous menu with favorites such as chicken cacciatore and traditional Italian pasta.
Entertainment and Activities
Corresponding with the ship's floral themes, BBC Earth and MS Volendam have collaborated to bring you concerts, shows, children's activities, and films related to the natural world and ocean. For some kitchen therapy, America's Test Kitchen offers live cooking demonstrations and hands-on workshops to help you improve your cooking, or you can decompress with a massage or a workout at Greenhouse Spa and Salon. Regardless of their age, your kids will love Club Hal's abundance of activities, including video games, ice-cream eating contests, and dances.
While resort casual is appropriate for daytime wear, male tank tops, distressed jeans, and beachwear aren't allowed in fine dining restaurants. During informal nights, country club casual attire is required, such as skirts or slacks for women, and khakis, nice jeans, and collared shirts for men. On gala nights, men should wear collared shirts and slacks in fine dining restaurants, while women should wear dresses, skirts, and slacks.