Volendam to add 21 lanai staterooms, contemporary Mix bar area

Lanai stateroom opens to the wrap-around Lower Promenade deck Lanai stateroom opens to the wrap-around Lower Promenade deck Holland America Line

When Holland America Line’s Volendam emerges from its December drydock, the 1999-built ship will have 21 new lanai staterooms, the three-in-one contemporary bar area, Mix, and updated bathrooms in all suites and select other accommodations.

With the conversion of existing outside staterooms into the new lanai accommodations, Volendam’s capacity of 1,432 passengers will not change.

The lanai accommodations feature large sliding-glass doors with direct access to the Lower Promenade wrap-around deck. Each lanai stateroom includes reserved deck chairs, and the sliding-glass doors have a one-way mirrored coating to ensure privacy. HAL ships already outfitted with lanai staterooms include Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam.

During the docking, all suite bathrooms will be updated with new whirlpool bathtubs, stone vanities, lighted mirrors, Grohe fixtures, floors, walls and sinks. Several additional categories, including the lanai staterooms, will also receive new bathroom appointments and walk-in showers.

Volendam’s centrally located bars will be reconfigured to feature Mix, a space that incorporates three specialty theme bars: Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales.

Martinis serves 19 Grey Goose martinis in individual shakers as well as a full range of cocktails. Patrons can order a martini flight made up of several mini martini concoctions. A featured cocktail is HAL’s signature martini, the Yellow Tulip, a mixture of Grey Goose vodka, lychee juice, pineapple juice, guava juice, coconut cream and fresh lime juice.

The bubbly flows at Champagne, which offers a selection of 20 champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world. This venue will offer events such as late champagne breakfast, pre-lunch Mimosa and Bellini hour, champagne tea time and pre-dinner champagne hour with caviar canapés.

Spirits & Ales provides an international selection of beers and premium whiskeys and brandies. Patrons can choose from a wide variety of beers on tap while watching sporting events or relax after shopping in the nearby boutiques.

Ships that already have Mix are Maasdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Statendam and Veendam.

Posted 02 June 2014

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Anne Kalosh

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