14-Day Baltic Explorer

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  • Departure Date: 23/05/20
  • Duration: 14 Nights
Overview

Guests aboard Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms- many with private verandahs- but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

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14-Day Baltic Explorer
Cruise Ship
Veendam
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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Smoking Some
  • Decks 10
  • Cabins 630
  • Wheelchair Cabins 6
  • Crew Members 580
  • Refurbished 2016
  • Currency USD
Unique Features

An Evening at Le Cirque- Holland America Line has added another famous partnership to its innovative culinary program as it enters into an exclusive agreement with the illustrious Le Cirque restaurant to offer “An Evening at Le Cirque” in the Pinnacle Grill. Master Chef Rudi Sodamin worked with Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Craig Hopson to re-create the legendary eatery’s whimsical ambiance and award-winning dining experience onboard.

Enrichment Facilities

Boasting an expansive range of enrichment facilities and opportunity, Holland America Line's ships are bound to offer something you'll want to know more about. Why not have a go at the Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn how to enhance your holiday picture or how to easily share them.

Gratuities

To ensure that the efforts of all the crew members are recognised and rewarded, a Hotel Service Charge is automatically added to each guest' shipboard account on a daily basis. 

At the time of printing, the Hotel Service Charge for suites is $15 per guest per day, and $13.5 per guest per day for other staterooms. The charges are subject to change without notice. If the service exceeds or fail to meet your expectations, you are free to adjust this amount a the end of the cruise. The Hotel Service Charge is paid to Holland America Line crew members and represents an important part of their compensation. A 15% service charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases.

Fares

Cruise Fare
Large Interior Stateroom: £ 2398
Interior Stateroom: £ 2398
Large Interior Stateroom: £ 2418
Large Interior Stateroom: £ 2438
Large Interior Stateroom: £ 2458
Large Interior Stateroom: £ 2478
Large Interior Stateroom: £ 2498
Ocean View Stateroom (Obstructed): £ 2598
Ocean View Stateroom (Porthole): £ 2598
Ocean View Stateroom (Porthole): £ 2628
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2698
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2728
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2758
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2788
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2818
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2848
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2878
Ocean View Stateroom: £ 2908
Lanai Stateroom: £ 3398
Verandah Spa: £ 3698
Vista Suite: £ 3798
Vista Suite: £ 3798
Vista Suite: £ 3918
Vista Suite: £ 4038
Vista Suite: £ 4158
Neptune Suite: £ 8098
Neptune Suite: £ 8298
Pinnacle Suite: £ 15898
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Accommodation
Pinnacle Suite

The Pinnacle Suite features bedroom with king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, living room, dining room, dressing room, private veranda, pantry, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers.

Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Neptune Suite

Neptune Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers.

Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge.

The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Vista Suite

Vista Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower with fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.

Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

In addition to the stateroom amenities, guests cruising in Vista Suites also benefit from a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalised cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and complimentary DVD library.

Ocean-View Stateroom

Ocean-View Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower, featuring fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.


Interior Stateroom

Interior Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom featuring fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.


Lanai Stateroom
Sliding glass doors (mirrored for privacy) open onto our Promenade deck from this comfortable stateroom, which includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and other amenities.


Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.

Entertainment

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many- or as few- as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. 

Dabble, discover, daydream- do everything, or do nothing at all.

The Showroom at Sea

The Showroom at Sea, a contemporary interpretation of a classic nightclub with state-of-the-art theatre technology. Enjoy dynamic concerts and exciting musical productions featuring Broadway veterans, talented illusionists, as well comedians and musicians.

Photo Gallery

It all begins with a great photo taken at embarkation- the first of many photo opportunities. Your onboard photographers, called "Image Creators" will be with you throughout the cruise, ready to capture that special moment at the Bon Voyage Party, Formal Night, Scenic Cruising and more.

The Photo Gallery on board offers print and digital photos, photo packages and DVDs of your cruise itinerary and voyage. Be sure to take home memories of your voyage that will last a lifetime.

Whether the look he captures on film is thoughtful, irreverent or joyous, Joe Craig believes a successful photograph reveals the soul of its subject. He has spent his life perfecting his craft and teaching it to others. See what his approach can show you.

Joe Craig Black Label creates images that blend innocence and sophistication. It’s a great opportunity for you and your friends, family or special someone to capture the memory of your voyage in interpretive photography. All Black Label artists onboard are personally trained by Joe, and studio sessions are complimentary, with no obligation to buy and no sitting fee.

Art Tours

Holland America Line is known for the extensive art collections onboard each of its ships. Now, fine art goes high tech when you sail with Holland America Line. The line invites you to enjoy the self-guided walking tour for each ship which highlights the art onboard an eclectic collection that is valued at tens of millions of dollars.

Narrated by well-known radio hosts Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, the 30- to 40-minute tours include walking directions, interviews with artists, background music and thumbnails of some of the artwork.

Download the ship-specific art tour onto your personal iPod, MP3 or portable media player before you embark on your Holland America Line cruise. Pre-loaded art tours are also available on board.

A muzzle-loading cannon from the 17th Century, found on the floor of the North Sea is one of the more unusual pieces of art onboard ms Maasdam. Other pieces of note include Lebigre and Roger's unique fountain showing fanciful dolphins and sea creatures, two murals inspired by global exploration by famed Dutch artist Gerti Bierenbroodsport and treasures such as the display of a quill pen, ink well and portable writing desk dating back to 1595. 

The Signature Shops

Discover a world-class shopping experience only steps away. The Signature Shops on board offer a great selection of fine jewellery, watches, fragrances, premium liquor, exclusive Holland America Line souvenirs and more all at tax and duty free savings.

You’ll find many famous brands with designer names specially selected with you in mind. Knowledgeable specialists will gladly answer all your questions and are dedicated to providing you with excellent service, helping to make your cruise vacation, relaxing and enjoyable.

Merabella Luxury Collection

This exclusive jewellery boutique offers a luxury shopping experience paired with unprecedented designs. Selected for their beauty and timeless elegance, the collection includes stunning designs from Le Vian, Tara Pearls, Effy Couture, Forevermark and many more. Guests can meet with the Merabella Manager onboard to learn about these exquisite jewellery pieces.

Mix

A "Mix" of drink and music. An innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues: 

Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations.

Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights.

Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates.

Ocean Bar

It's cocktails and dancing nightly in the luxurious Ocean Bar. The dance band plays the Great America songbook, so relax and make new friends.

Casino

Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino offers games for all levels as well as complimentary lessons from friendly dealers and tournaments for veteran players.

The games offered include:

  • Table Games - Play Blackjack, Roulette, Craps (select ships), Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em and more.
  • Slots - From penny to five-dollar machines and multi-denomination games, plus video poker, there's a game for you. You’ll find slot favourites such as Wolf Run, Wheel of Fortune, Super Jackpot Party and more! And the Megacash jackpot, the biggest progressive jackpot at sea, is linked to over 50 cruise ships worldwide.
  • Cruise Lottery - Guests can play the cruise lottery for a chance to win a 7-day cruise.
  • Tournaments - Join in the fun of a Slot or Blackjack tournament for that extra chance to win big.
  • Gaming Lessons - Learn how to play a new casino game with free gaming lessons on board.

Explorations Café

The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, offers a comfortable coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper.

Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favourite espresso drink provided by Torrefazione Italia.

Internet stations featuring news and email, with free access to The New York Times online edition (wireless hot spots also available for those traveling with laptops) are also available, as well as destinations-related content and travel-related crossword puzzles provided by The New York Times. For those looking for another kind of relaxing activity, there are also large jigsaw puzzle tables.

Crow's Nest

This panoramic place to enjoy the sunset transforms into a fun dance club after dark as the DJ spins the tunes.

Lido Bar

Enjoy a refreshing beverage poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.

At the Movies

Watch movies with free popcorn in the ship's movie theatre, or on the giant LED screen on deck. Ship Flicks, a catalogue of over 1,000 DVD titles is also available for stateroom delivery and viewing.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

On selected cruises, guests will have the opportunity to participate in complimentary dance classes based on dance routines from the ABC smash hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” This is a chance to learn the basics or new steps.

They will also have the chance to compete in the Dancing with the Stars: At Sea competition. Following an early elimination process, finalists will have the opportunity to take to the main stage with the ship’s dance professionals. One Cruise Champion will emerge, based on the highest combined point total from our panel of three judges, as well as audience participation.

Finalists, plus a guest, will be invited on a complimentary 7-day Champions Cruise to the Caribbean, where the 15 finalists will dance for the coveted mirror ball trophy and the title Holland America Line Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Grand Champion.

Select cruises will also feature dance pros and celebrities from ABC's “Dancing with the Stars”. Guests will enjoy a chance to take photos, get autographs and ask questions. A special fashion show features the glamorous costumes from the show and a dazzling evening production will star the dance professionals and celebrities.

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