A Look Inside Ocean-view Stateroom 2641 on Holland America’s Volendam

by Janis on January 9, 2015

Stateroom 2641, Volendam, Holland AmericaWe sailed round-trip from Singapore on the 14-Day Asian Adventure Holiday Cruise on Holland America’s ms Volendam cruise ship. Our assigned stateroom was #2641, a Category C Ocean-View Stateroom located on Deck 2, the Main Deck in the middle part of the ship.

When we boarded the Volendam on December 22, 2014, the ship had just come from a 2-week-long major dry dock renovation in Singapore. One of the dry-dock upgrades impacted this group of staterooms, as the bathrooms were redone to remove the shower tub and replace it with a glassed-in “bathtub-sized” double shower stall, and new sinks.

Here’s a look inside ocean-view stateroom #2641, which is a triple cabin, and is also a connecting stateroom with #2643.

Stateroom 2641, Volendam, Holland America

The view looking back towards the door. You can see the door to the adjoining cabin, which really doesn’t work as there is not enough room between the bed and the wall to get the door open.

Stateroom 2641, Volendam, Holland AmericaThese staterooms do not have a refrigerator, but do have an ice bucket and sodas/water for purchase.

The five full-length closets provide ample storage for a two-week or longer cruise. Each closet has clothing rods and fold-down shelves, with plenty of full-size wooden hangers.

Stateroom 2641, Volendam, Holland AmericaThe bathroom is small but well laid out.  In the panoramic photo above, you can see the new sink and the new glassed-in shower, which replaced the prior bathtub. This is a spacious shower, and the latching glass door is far superior to a shower curtain.

Stateroom 2641, Volendam, Holland AmericaThe shower conveniently has a foot-bar to make it easier for ladies to shave their legs, and the Elemis shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are conveniently in large dispensers in the shower. The shower head is adjustable in height, and has a terrific rain-head style shower head.

Stateroom 2641, Volendam, Holland America

For the sink, the new counter-tops are sparkling new, but there is still very limited storage space in this area. There are glass shelves above and one below-the-sink shelf.

Our bottom line on the Holland America Line Volendam Category “C” Large Ocean-View Staterooms:

  • They are in the center of the ship on a low deck, a good choice if you are concerned about rough seas or motion.
  • The new tub-sized, glassed-in double shower is nice, and the rain-head style shower head is terrific.
  • There is more-than-adequate closet space for a two-week or longer cruise. There is also room under the bed (behind the drawers at the foot of the bed) to store your suitcases.
  • The doors for the adjoining rooms really don’t work – there is not enough room between the bed and the wall to get the door open, particularly if the beds are made up with twins in one of the adjoining cabins.

Two other notes: after one night, we requested to be moved to a different stateroom as this one was excessively warm. This was, we are certain, a lingering issue from the dry dock causing the heating and cooling systems to  be shut down for a while, and not a permanent issue.  (Many staterooms were impacted as the ship’s heating, cooling and water systems were getting back into working gear after being shut off for two weeks.

We moved to stateroom 2618, nearby on the other side of the ship, which has a similar layout except that it has a shorter sofa to along room for another small storage cabinet and lamp. (Staterooms that are triples have the longer sleeper sofa, without the lamp/cabinet.)

Have you sailed in a large ocean-view stateroom on the Volendam or on one of Holland America’s similar ships? What’s your reaction to the upgrades? Please share your thoughts in comments below.

You may also want to check out photos of the Volendam’s post dry-dock renovations on Deck 6 here.

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