MS Volendam

Holland America

The MS Volendam was built in 1999 and is among Holland America’s 11 ships in its fleet. The MS Volendam is included in the cruise line’s Rotterdam Class Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the MS Volendam vs all of the other Holland America ships.

MS Volendam Size

How big is the MS Volendam? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the MS Volendam. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

MS Volendam Infographic

MS Volendam Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the MS Volendam can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



Holland America Avg: 2,156 guests

MS Volendam Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the MS Volendam is 1,432 guests. The average capacity for the 11 active ships in Holland America’s fleet is 2,156 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Holland America ships has a minimum of 1,432 guests and a maximum of 3,218 passengers.



Holland America Avg: 862 staff

MS Volendam Crew Members: Staff on the MS Volendam include 647 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 4.5:1. The average Holland America ship includes 862 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 4.0:1.

MS Volendam Passenger Capacity and Crew

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MS Volendam Length

How long is the MS Volendam? From end to end, the MS Volendam length equals 778 feet (238 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 11 active vessels in Holland America’s fleet, measuring 922 feet (282 meters).


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Holland America Avg: 922 feet

The smallest Holland America ship (in terms of length) measures 778 feet (238 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 983 feet (300 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the MS Volendam vs all other active Holland America ships.

MS Volendam Ship Length

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MS Volendam Built Date

When was the MS Volendam Built? The MS Volendam was built in 1999 and joined the cruise line’s Rotterdam Class Class.

Holland America includes 11 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1999. The average Holland America ship is 14 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2008


built date

Holland America Avg: 2007

When was the last MS Volendam Dry Dock? The MS Volendam experienced dry dock improvements in 2014.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The last ms Volendam refurbishment to occur was in 2014. The dry dock took place in Singapore and included the following upgrades or additions: 21 new cabins added to the Lanai category of staterooms; upgrades to the centrally located bars; bathroom renovations to many cabins; Lincoln Center Stage; The Retreat adult area.

MS Volendam Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MS Volendam ship class?

The ship belongs to the Holland America class of ships known as the Rotterdam Class class.

What is the MS Volendam capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the MS Volendam. The ship's capacity is 1,432. When comparing the occupancy to the average Holland America passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 2,156 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Holland America ships.

Is the MS Volendam a good ship?

Each of Holland America's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the MS Volendam is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the MS Volendam?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 778 feet (238 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Holland America fleet, measuring 922 feet (282 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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