Holland America Volendam
A stunning floral motif pervades the MS Volendam, a Holland America ship that debuted in 1999. Fabrics and tapestries with this pattern decorate public spaces and staterooms, while arrangements of fresh flowers add a fragrant touch. Like most Holland America ships, an extensive art collection is found on the MS Volendam. Here, you’ll have the chance to explore works and artifacts dating from the pre-Columbian period through the Renaissance. At the center is a sculpture designed by Luciano Vistosi. Inspired by a kaleidoscope’s patterns, it illuminates the three-story atrium. Offering Holland America’s standard features, from staterooms through dining choices, the MS Vollendam travels through Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific.
This ship built for 1,432 people begins with spacious, comfortable features inside its Interior and Ocean-View staterooms. Travelers lounge and sleep on Euro-top beds while selecting from a DVD library. Mornings involve getting ready with a massaging showerhead and freshening up with salon-quality hairdryers and fragrant toiletries. Fresh fruit is available on request. As the next levels up, Vista and Neptune Suites let you into exclusivity. Rooms come equipped with mini-bars and fresh flowers, along with custom stationery. Those in the Neptune Suites can then step down to the Neptune Lounge – a space only available to those staying in these top-level staterooms. For dining, the typical, formal meal is held in the Rotterdam Dining Room. You’ll taste a five-course continental meal, with vegetarian and low-carb selections available. An extensive wine list provides several potential pairings. Specialty restaurants add some variety during your voyage. Taste savory Italian at Canaletto, or go low-key and high quality at the Lido Restaurant. The Pinnacle Grill presents a luxurious experience, with seafood and meats paired with wine. For a hot cup of your favorite beverage, take in the coffeehouse atmosphere of the Explorations Café.
After exploring the many ports of the Pacific Rim region, you’ll return to the MS Volendam to relax or preserve your vacation memories. The Greenhouse Spa and Salon is the perfect spot for the former. Schedule a treatment or meet with a stylist to try out a new ‘do. The Culinary Arts Center lets you stare in awe and learn how to cook a new meal with a demonstration from professional chefs. Or for another new skill, sign up for the Digital Workshop, where Microsoft-certified professionals teach you how to take good pictures, edit them, and then compile them into a scrapbook. Later in the day, enjoy a performance in the Frans Hals Show Lounge, where talented vocalists, comedians, acrobats, and variety acts put on shows throughout your trip. Afterwards, stop by the Crow’s Nest, a nightclub with a 270-degree view. Children can find age-appropriate activities, as well. Those 3 to 12 years of age can stop by Club HAL, while The Loft and The Oasis is ideal for those 13 to 17. When you want to explore a unique corner of the world, do it in style with the MS Volendam. Schedule your trip today through Direct Line Cruises.