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SOLAR ECLIPSE CRUISE INDONESIA 2016

2016 March 1-17

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HOLLAND AMERICA'S ms VOLENDAM

MID-SIZED CRUISING WITH ALL THE AMENITIES
Spacious Public Rooms and Elegant Staterooms

Overview • Ship Facts • Staterooms

MS Volendam
Click Above Image for Deck Plans


Our sixteen-day Indonesian cruise from Singapore south and east through the China and Java Seas to the Makassar Strait skirting Indonesia's archipelago islands is aboard Holland America's spacious and luxurious ms Volendam. This medium-size cruise ship is large enough to provide abundant amenities and activities but small enough to provide personal service including exceptional service for the physically challenged.

Maneuvering on the ms Volendam is easy. Both the ship's size and layout help make it comfortable within minutes and one usually does not feel crowded (an advantage for eclipse observing). The ship also has many hidden nooks for those who wish to get away.

Artful floral motifs throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms give the ship a beautiful garden theme. An abundance of floral fabrics and tapestries, and huge vases of tropical floral arrangements and chrysanthemums complement the ship's artwork and interior flower theme. Features of the ship include the Crow's Nest with its panoramic views, Explorations Coffee Cafe with well-stocked library and games, various dining options including an alternative restaurant, children's and teen areas, and a Microsoft® Digital Workshop. Staterooms include interior and exterior cabins, some with verandas and deluxe suites.


SHIP FACTS
  • Built
  • 1999 
  • Builder
  • Fincantieri (Italy) 
  • Owner
  • Carnival Corp. 
  • Registry
  • Netherlands 
  • Refurbished
  • 2011 
  • Theme
  • Floral Motif 
  • Gross Tonnage
  • 61,214 
  • Decks
  • 10 
  • Length
  • 781 ft (238 m) 
  • Beam
  • 106 ft (32 m) 
  • Draft
  • 27 ft (8 m) 
  • Max. Speed
  • 23 knots 
  • Passengers
  • 1,432 
  • Crew
  • 615 

      Dining and Activities
    • Atrium (stunning, three-deck futuristic common area)
    • Lido Pool, Oasis Pool, Hydro Pool & Terrace Grill (outdoor dining by the pool with sliding roof)
    • Casino (games for all levels, as well as complimentary lessons)
    • Rotterdam Main Dining Room (two-tiered dining room with sea views; impeccable service/extensive wine list, five-course menus)
    • Pinnacle Grill (an intimate reservations-only venue; elegant, sophisticated dining)
    • Crow's Nest (sweeping 270º views during day; hip, fashionable nightclub evenings)
    • Canaletto Restaurant (intimate Italian dinners; personal, polished service)
    • Exploration's Cafe (comfortable, coffee house; extensive library, Internet access)
    • Culinary Arts Center (state-of-art demonstration kitchen; interactive gourmet cooking lessons)
    • Lido Restaurant (relaxed ambiance for all meals; variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties)
    • Greenhouse Spa & Salon (heavenly beauty & wellness; facials, hot stone massages, thermal suite, hair and nails done)
    • Digital Workshop, Powered by Windows® (learn how to share digital memories; free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained "techsperts")
    • Frans Hals Show Lounge (talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians, variety acts)
      Youth Facilities
    • Club HAL & Game Room (supervised dedicated youth facilities/activities for kids ages 3–12)
    • The Loft & Oasis (for teens ages 13–17 to have fun, socialize, hang out)
      Other Areas
    • Hudson Card Room, Piano Bar, Wine Tasting Room
    • Gym, Basketball Court, Practice Tennis Court
    • Shopping Arcade, Art Gallery, Launderette, Medical Center

      Holland America Line ships are known for their graceful mid-sized ships with a generous amount of personal space. The ms Volendam has four major staterooms types: Interior, Ocean-View, Lanai, Vista Suites (Verandah Suites) and Neptune Suites (Deluxe Verandah Suites).

      All Staterooms: Flat-panel TV & DVD player, telephone, multi-channel music, 5X make-up mirror, hair dryer, complementary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket & serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, luxurious beds with Premium Euro-Top mattresses and cotton linens, terry cloth bathrobes for use during cruise, ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown service, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage shower heads. fragrant soaps, lotions and shampoo.

      Not all staterooms within each category have same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Room measurements approximate. See deck plans for specific information.

      Note: Categories marked by an asterisk (*) have more than one view type. Also configuration of Accessible Staterooms may vary. Use stateroom number to verify view.


    STATEROOM DETAILS

    See Also
    Stateroom Categories by Deck  (PDF Version)   •   Deck Plans for Exact Locations


    STATEROOM TYPES

    • Large or Standard Interior:
      Categories:
      • Large: I, J*, K, L, M, MM
      • Standard: J*, N, NN

      2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen. Private bath/shower. All L-, N- & NN-Category Staterooms also have 1  sofa bed & pullman upper. M & MM-Category Staterooms: also 1 sofa bed.
      (Approx. 182–293 sq. ft.)
      Also fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice, shoeshine & nightly turndown services.


    • Large or Standard Ocean View:
      Categories:
      • Full Ocean-view: C, D, DA, DD*,
         E, EE, F, FF
      • Porthole view: G, H
      • Partial Sea-view: DD
      • Obstructed view: HH

      2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen. Private bath/bathtub/shower. All FF-category staterooms also have 1  sofa bed & pullman upper.
      (Approx. 140–319 sq. ft.)
      Also fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice, shoeshine & nightly turndown services.


    • Lanai
      Category: CA
      2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors lead directly onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck (Deck 3).
      (Approx. 181-256 sq. ft.)
      Also luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice shoeshine & nightly turndown services.


    • Vista (Verandah) Suites
      Categories: A, AA, B, BB, BC
      2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen. Private bath/whirlpool bath/shower. Sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. All A-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed, fresh flowers, complementary DVD library.
      (Approx. 297–379 sq.  ft. incl. verandah)


    • Neptune (Deluxe Verandah) Suites
      Categories: S, SA & SB
      2 lower beds convertible to 1  king-size bed, Private bath/whirlpool/shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1  sofa bed for 2  persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows, fresh flowers, complimentary DVD library.
      (Approx. 558-566 sq. ft. including verandah).
      Also exclusive use of Neptune Lounge, personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, sparkling wine in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation, bottled water provided in suite at embarkation, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres before evening dinners on request, binoculars/umbrellas for use on cruise, cocktail party with ship's officers, priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, high tea service in suite on request and more.
    CLICK FOR STATEROOM COSTS

    Stateroom Images are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate.

    Mouse over image to see floor plan
    (or click Floor Plan)
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    Interior Stateroom (Floor Plan)


    Outside Stateroom (Floor Plan)


    Lanai (Floor Plan)


    Vista (Verandah) Suite (Floor Plan)


    Neptune (Deluxe Verandah) Suite (Floor Plan)

    See Deck Plans for stateroom locations & categories
    See Cost Page for stateroom prices

    And See
    Printable Deck Plans  Printable Version of All Decks (PDF)

    Wheelchair  Accessible Route Maps (PDF)

    Holland America Cruise Information (PDF)
    (General Info, Cruise Preparation, Arrival Advice, Shipboard Life, Disembarkation)
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