A midsize Alaska cruise ship rooted in established cruising traditions, style, and programming.
Holland America Volendam Overview
The Volendam offers a traditional cruising atmosphere that's especially enjoyed by mature cruisers looking for a more intimate, classic Holland America experience. The Volendam's garden-themed interiors are enhanced with a $2-million art collection. While underway, passengers enjoy daytime computer and cooking classes, destination presentations, spa treatments and shopping. Dining options range from the casual Lido Buffet, to fixed seating meals in the Rotterdam Dining Room where the ship maintains the tradition of two fancy dress dinners on a seven-day voyage. The spacious sports deck is a pleasant outdoor space for a fresh-air stroll or to take in the coastal Alaska views.
The Volendam's Alaska cruise sails from Vancouver, BC, through the Inside Passage. Highlights include a cruise through Tracy Passage, an evening stay in Juneau, and a visit to Glacier Bay National Park. The ship also makes shore visits at Skagway and Ketchikan.
- Cruise Line: Holland America
- Dining: Anytime/flexible and traditional/set dining.
- Lower Berth Capacity: 1,432
- Crew: 650 (crew ratio 2.2)
- Launched: 1999 (refurbished 2017)
Why pick this ship?
Ideal for mature cruisers seeking a traditional cruise experience on a smaller ship, the Volendam cruises through the less-visited Tracy Passage on its way to Glacier Bay National Park.