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  • Holland-America-Statendam - Holland America's Statendam traverses the Panama Canal.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Neptune-Suite - Neptune Suites on your Holland America ship run about 575 sq. ft. and include a private veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to a king, floor-to-celing glass windows, dual sink vanity, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, dressing room, sofa, mini-bar, fridge, floor-to-ceiling windows and amenties. Staterooms include bathrobes, bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, safe and hair dryer.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Pinnacle-Suite - Book a Pinnacle Suite, also known as a Penthouse Suite, aboard your Holland America cruise and spread out with 1,296 square feel, including a king bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, sofa bed, mini-bar, fridge, floor-to-ceiling window and complimentary services.
  • Holland-America-Casino - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Club-HAL - Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-teak-deck-chairs - Pull up a teak lounge chair, relax and take in the view from the deck of your Holland America ship.
  • Holland-America-Statendam-Atrium - The Statendam of Holland America Line showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high sculpture titled "Fountain of the Siren" at the center of its three-story atrium.
  • Holland-America-Crows-Nest - The Crow's Nest Lounge aboard Holland America ships offers sweeping views of the ocean and passing landscapes. Head there to watch the sunset and then see it transform into a dance club after dark.
  • Holland-America-Northern-Lights - Head to the Northern Lights disco/dance club aboard your Holland America Line cruise to dance and party into the late night hours.
  • Holland-America-Ocean-Bar - Enjoy cocktails and good conversation at the Ocean Bar on your Holland America sailing. This is a shot of the bar aboard ms Amsterdam.
  • Holland-America-Piano-Bar - Enjoy music with a talented and comedic keyboard host playing requests at the Piano Bar aboard your Holland America Line cruise.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-The-Retreat -  The Retreat is a relaxing getaway where guests may lounge in chairs and dip their fingers and toes in the water. The resort-style pool area on your Holland America ship also includes a  pool bar, upscale pizzeria named Slice and a giant LED screen for evening movies.
  • Holland-America-SClass-Lido-Pool-Aft - Sunny days are great for lounging at the Lido Aft Pool on your Holland America ship. (This is a shot of Maasdam; her sister ships Statendam, Ryndam and Veendam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-SClass-Lido-Pool-Midship - The fresh water Lido Pool at midship aboard your Holland America Line ship with its sculptural trio of dolphins. (This is a shot of Statendam; her sister ships Maasdam, Ryndam and Veendam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-Culinary-Arts-Center -  Improve your cooking skills from a roster of celebrated chefs as part of Holland America's Culinary Arts Center Program, presented by Food & Wine Magazine.
  • Holland-America-Casino-2 - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Wine-Tasting - You can try a variety of different wines, including HAL's own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Merabella-boutique - The Merabella Luxury Shop on the Upper Promenade Deck of your Holland America ship is an exclusive jewelry boutique. (This is a shot on the MS Rotterdam.)
  • Holland-America-Statendam - Holland America's Statendam traverses the Panama Canal.
  • Holland-America-Merabella-boutique - The Merabella Luxury Shop on the Upper Promenade Deck of your Holland America ship is an exclusive jewelry boutique. (This is a shot on the MS Rotterdam.)
  • Holland-America-SClass-Neptune-Suite - Neptune Suites on your Holland America ship run about 575 sq. ft. and include a private veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to a king, floor-to-celing glass windows, dual sink vanity, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, dressing room, sofa, mini-bar, fridge, floor-to-ceiling windows and amenties. Staterooms include bathrobes, bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, safe and hair dryer.
  • Holland-America-Piano-Bar - Enjoy music with a talented and comedic keyboard host playing requests at the Piano Bar aboard your Holland America Line cruise.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-The-Retreat -  The Retreat is a relaxing getaway where guests may lounge in chairs and dip their fingers and toes in the water. The resort-style pool area on your Holland America ship also includes a  pool bar, upscale pizzeria named Slice and a giant LED screen for evening movies.
  • Statendam-Lido-Pool.jpg - The Lido Pool on the upcoming ms Statendam from Holland America.
  • Holland-America-Wine-Tasting - You can try a variety of different wines, including HAL's own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Ocean-Bar - Enjoy cocktails and good conversation at the Ocean Bar on your Holland America sailing. This is a shot of the bar aboard ms Amsterdam.
  • Holland-America-Pinnacle-Grill - In the mood for refined, romantic and intimate dining? Head to the Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America sailing.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Pinnacle-Grill - Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bulgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens at Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Cannonball-burger-fries.jpg - Try a Cannonball burger with fries at Dive-In at the Terrace Grill, offering alfresco dining by the pool on your Holland America ship.
  • HAL-Land-&-Sea.jpg - Pair a surf-and-turf dish with a glass of wine on your Holland America sailing.
  • HAL-Pinnacle-New-York-Strip-Steak.jpg - A New York strip steak entrée at Holland America's Pinnacle Grill.

Statendam: A grand ship full of art & state-of-the-art amenities

Have you sailed on Holland America's StatendamWe'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Holland America's ms Statendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort, and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. Upgrades begin with new fixtures and soft goods in staterooms and bathrooms. Staterooms offer a generous amount of personal space and many feature commanding ocean views with private verandas.

Recent enhancements include remodeled public spaces, updated lounges and an exciting new entertainment destination called 'Mix' featuring three distinctly themed bars. Together they provide the ultimate place to socialize and be entertained.

Exhibiting a theme of historical Dutch life and exploration,  Statendam features more than $2 million worth of art and rare artifacts displayed throughout the ship. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself, commemorating Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises." 

At the heart of Statendam, a three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high sculpture titled "Fountain of the Siren." Luxuriously appointed and uniquely refined, Holland America Line’'s Statendam provides the ultimate onboard experience with her graceful combination of classic cruise ship features, state-of-the-art amenities, and sophisticated ambiance.

Who will like sailing on Statendam?

Passengers are primarily aged 60-plus, with more families during school vacations and holiday periods. On Alaska cruises, the cruise line offers special shore excursions for kids, attracting more families during the summer.

Where Statendam sails

Statendam sails in Hawaii, South & Central America, including the Panama Canal, and Mexico. For Pacific Island fun, try the Hawaii, Tahiti, and Marquesas cruise embarking from San Diego with stops in Lahaina, Maui; Bora Bora, Moorea and Nuku Hiva.

Ratings & awards

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Conde Nast           
Berlitz           
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  • Top 20 Medium-Sized Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)

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Dining

Food doesn't make a cruise, but surely fine cuisine enhances your onboard experience. Bountiful buffets and dress-up dinners, hors d'oeuvre on your veranda or a picnic on the beach are just a few of the dining options awaiting on your vacation aboard Holland America Line.

  • Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options.
  • Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator — as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.
  • Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties.

Entertainment

Take the plunge and behold, thrill seeking, entertainment and more await on a Statendam cruise.  No matter how you plan on spending your night, the Statendam is well equipped to accommodate. If you're looking for the relaxed scenery of a lounge, you'll find plenty. If you're in the mood for the mingling bar atmosphere, you'll feel completely comfortable in the bars and lounges.

  • 249-seat Wajang Theater
  • Half Moon and Hudson Room seating a total of 150
  • Casino
  • 600-seat Van Gogh Show Lounge
Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.
Michel Verdure / Courtesy of Holland America LineTweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.

Activities

Choose the blissful pampering of a facial. Let the trained bodywork of a massage therapist soothe your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in exotic herbs. All this while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying other Holland America's Statendam indulgences.

  • Card Room
  • Puzzle Room
  • Erasmus Library
  • Fitness center
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Massage, sauna and steam rooms
  • Juice bar
  • Jogging track
  • Swimming pools

Don't miss

  • The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine: a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Master Chefs or culinary guests.
  • Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.
  • Van Gogh Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.
  • Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.
  • Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Staterooms

The Statendam features a penthouse suite and 28 suites. Each of the 149 suites and deluxe staterooms has a private veranda, a VCR, whirlpool bath and minibar. All staterooms are equipped with sofas, hairdryers, individually controlled air conditioning, telephone with computerized wakeup service, multi-channel music system and closed circuit television.

In each room the beds are convertible from one queen size to two singles. In addition, six staterooms are equipped to accommodate physically challenged passengers.

Family-friendly

  • Club HAL: a dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate.
  • The Loft and The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Statendam
  • Where: Panama Canal

  • What: 26-foot-high sculpture titled "Fountain of the Siren"
  • Where: At the center of its three-story atrium.

  • What: Culinary Arts Center
  • Where: ms Statendam
  • Gaze upon the mermaids encircling the "Fountain of the Siren" in the three-story atrium.
  • Get your fix of the fabulous works of Van Gogh, the Dutch artist is showcased on the Statendam.

Top dining options on board

Pinnacle Grill

  • Style: Pacific Northwest
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Lunch and dinner

Rotterdam dining room

  • Style: Varied
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Canaletto

  • Style: Italian
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

1,260 Passengers [?]
580 Crew
14 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
55,819 Tonnage [?]
719 Length in feet
101 Width in feet (max beam)
2015 REFURBISHED

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