Step aboard ms Volendam and you'll soon leave life's cares behind. Everywhere you look; there are fantastic displays of fresh flowers which echo the floral theme of your cruise ship's public rooms.
You'll find plenty of places to relax and unwind, including sparkling pools, world-class spa and stunning Crow's Nest Lounge with its 2700 sea views.
If you're travelling with the family, you'll also discover a little ‘me time' while the kids are having fun and meeting new friends at ms Volendam's kids' and teens' clubs.
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Lifestyle onboard your Holland America cruise ship
Like all Holland America cruise ships, ms Volendam offers a level of service, comfort and luxury that's designed to make you feel really special.
Her stylish and sophisticated public rooms are decorated with precious works of art, priceless antiques and stunning floral displays. While her staterooms are spacious and full of mod cons, including air conditioning, DVD player and flat screen TV showing first run films.
There are other little extra touches which all add to the excellent service, such as complimentary hors d'oeuvres at cocktail hour and hand-dipped chocolates in the Explorers Lounge.
Your cruise ship's facilities are also world-class, featuring a fantastic spa and fitness suite, it's very own Culinary Arts Centre, a choice of swimming pools - one with retractable glass dome - and the Explorations Café which combines coffee shop, library, music listening stations and Internet access all in one relaxing venue.
Daytime cruising on ms Volendam
Be prepared! You might just forget you've got kids when you cruise on ms Volendam.
Young cruisers will love joining in the fun and games at Club HAL® where there are supervised activities and a dedicated play space for 3-12 year olds. The Loft and the Oasis are specially for teens aged 13-17. They can meet and make friends with people their own age at one or the other of these cool hangouts.
Meanwhile, you get some time to yourselves and your only problem will be choosing how to spend it. You can grab a cool drink and work on your tan by the pool or maybe book yourself a rejuvenating treatment at the spa.
If you feel like a little activity, why not challenge fellow guests to a game of tennis, work out at the gym or take an aerobics class. There are also cookery demonstrations by your cruise ship's master chefs and other culinary guests, fascinating talks on your next port of call and much, much more.
Your evening cruise entertainment
Your daytime venues transform into glamorous nightspots on ms Volendam as your whole cruise ship comes alive with glittering entertainment.
Her bars and lounges offer a wide choice of live music - from classical to your favourite cabaret tunes - and it's showtime in the Frans Hal Lounge, where the curtain lifts on vocalists, dancers, comedians, illusionists and other variety acts.
Go experience the thrills of your cruise ship's casino, watch a new-release movie or dance the night away to DJs and live bands in the Crow's Nest nightclub. Of course, if you prefer you can find yourself a cosy corner in your favourite bar and settle in for the evening, watching the world go by.
Dining on ms Volendam
Like to dress up just a little? Then put your glad rags on for formal, five-course dining in the Rotterdam Dining Room. You'll enjoy attentive service, an extensive wine list and mouth-watering menus to die for.
Your cruise ship also features a smart reservations-only restaurant called the Pinnacle Grill. Make sure you book a table for two and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a candle-lit supper and the delectable culinary creations of your master chefs.
If you want to grab a bite with the family, while you plan your evening's entertainment, you'll find something for everyone at the Lido Restaurant. Kids' favourites and a range of tasty dishes, fresh and cooked-to-order, are always on the menu here.