We have booked a mini-suite on Verandah Deck on the Veendam and I was wondering if anybody knew if the balconies on this deck have glass or do they have solid metal under the rail. This will be my first cruise with Holland America. Thanks!
We are sailing on October 28th, the itinerary is: Tampa, Key West, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Maya, with 2 sea days. This will be our ladies only cruise, leaving our better halves at home! =COOL
Concerning the "S" class ships - have only been on the Maasdam and we were in an "S" suite - same kind of verandah (although alot larger) and our view wasn't impeded in the least.
We will be on the Volendam in a mini suite come Dec 06 (same kind of balcony again) and we can hardly wait.
You will love HAL and enjoy every moment you spend on your verandah.
HAL calls them verandahs for a good reason, they are larger than other lines balconies and have better quality furnishings.
Hi all you cruisers out there. I am sailing on the Veendam on November 25, 2006. We have booked a "S" Suite for the first time and am wondering if it will be worth the money. Last time we had one of the Category B Veranda suites. It was nice but still pretty narrow. The "S" Suite looks alot bigger and from what I can see of the balcony from the photos or the 360 degree tour, it also looks quite a bit bigger. Would like any comments from people who have stayed in one of these suites. Thanks all!:wave
The "S" suite is twice the square footage of the "B". The verandah, IMO, is among the very best at sea - you'll have a round table with 4 chairs, 2 lounge chairs and a coffee table. Many more perks come with the Cat. "S", including complimentary laundry, pressing, dry cleaning, exclusive use of the Neptune (concierge) Lounge. There's a dressing area outside the spacious bathroom, storage space galore. I'm sure you'll be delighted with your choice!
Thanks very much for the great information! Sounds like we made a good decision! Can't wait til November! It is always nice to get expert help from other cruisers who have actually been on these ships and not just travel agents who have not although our travel agent is great and we have actually sailed on the same ships together!! Thanks again!! :wave