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Verandah Suite Cabins 102 Reviews
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212–359 sq. ft. including verandah.
    
Verandah Suite (VA)
Verandah Suite (VA)


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Cabin Rating
4040
Great balcony, storage space good, comfortable beds and pillows. Dividers on balcony noisy when wind was strong.  Read entire member review.
4125

4125 is a great cabin. The location is low and center so you will not feel the boat rocking very much. We were above the photo gallery so no noise from above or below. The deck 4 balcony is larger then the deluxe verandas on other decks, about a foot or so deeper. Bathroom has a combined shower and bath, which gives you a lot more room when showering than those teeny tiny showers I've seen on other ships (i.e. Celebrity). A very nice room overall.

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4130
Good location, great storage, very functional, comfortable, quiet.  Read entire member review.
5056
5056 - port side. Can see the glacier from here as opposed to the crowd at the back of the ship. Only thing was the positioning of the pull down bunk. The room attendant should have warned you but I think that the management told him "not to" as to avoid "scaring the passengers". To hear announcements, I had to sometimes open the door and stand in the hallway. Four passengers max. If you bring lots of stuff, ask for more hangers or bring your own. Had a shower/tub. Had the electrician come in to fix the light switch. There is a complementary safe in the room. Faucet water tastes like "desalination"  Read entire member review.
5060
July 2012 Alaska by frasercampbell@rogers.com
Cabin 5060, Westerdam. Good location, near the forward elevators, but quiet. A very quiet cabin, I do not recall hearing any outside noise. Cramped for four tall people. View, good but overlooking one of the lifeboats, which no matter how much you try to tune out, you are still looking at things across the top of an orange lifeboat. Good closet space for four.  Read entire member review.
5076
This cabin is perfect for two people, and bordering on too small for three. It is designed smartly to make use of the limited space. We loved the small verandah on floor above the life boats. Other than the view directly below, they really don't impede the site lines. The mid ship location made for a very smooth sail.  Read entire member review.
5082
Lots of storage space, small bathroom but does have tub, just over the lifeboats  Read entire member review.
5083
Cabin 5083: Good closet space, lacked drawers, few electrical outlets, bathroom with tub and shower, good queen-sized bed, narrow entryway, verandah with plexiglass, pretty stable location, quiet.  Read entire member review.
5094
We had heard that Holland had the largest cabins of all. We didn't find that to be true. It was as small as the rest of them. Also our balcony was very small.  Read entire member review.
5097
Great location. I was afraid it was too open to the glass elevator, but people could not see us most of the time.  Read entire member review.
5105
Our cabin was near the elevators and truthfully I didn't hear them. Our balcony was small but perfect for breakfast or star gazing. The only down side, we had the bright orange lifeboats under us. It didn't obstruct our view, it just was very ORANGE. I don't have any other cruises to compare but my husband tells me that we had more space than he had ever had for a Verandah. I found it cozy but not stuffy. We we're not in each others way when getting ready for anything. We had a combo bath/shower and it was fine. We had more than enough storage space and we came on board with 5 pieces of luggage and we had left over space.  Read entire member review.
5115
Great cabin and location quiet deck (between two passenger decks), just a bit aft of midship. Surprisingly spacious bathroom. Loved the shower/bathtub. Tons of storage.  Read entire member review.
5138
Good view from the balcony. Plenty of closet space with adjustable shelving. Wall safe for valuables. Comfortable bed. Down side. Speaker to hear announcements did not work in room. We had to open the door to hear them.  Read entire member review.
5188
Great aft verandah. Large enough for two chaise lounges, two chairs, two side tables. Being fully covered allowed 24/7 access to verandah despite fickle weather. A highlight of the trip. Recommend highly.  Read entire member review.
6048
Why go anywhere else? by Debbie-in-florida
Excellent location.  Read entire member review.
6082
Terrific service by Jmbbroad1

Mid-ship,Next to elevators. very quiet
Narrow room with balcony. Okay for 2 people, no more. Enough storage for a weeks cruise.
Beds are smaller than twin size. That's a negative. Mattresses are comfortable. Had to ask for extension cord as there wasn't an outlet near the beds. Very quick room service.

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6082
Terrific service by Jmbbroad1

Mid-ship,Next to elevators. very quiet
Narrow room with balcony. Okay for 2 people, no more. Enough storage for a weeks cruise.
Beds are smaller than twin size. That's a negative. Mattresses are comfortable. Had to ask for extension cord as there wasn't an outlet near the beds. Very quick room service.

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6160

The furniture in the cabin looks old. The shower in the bathroom was broken.

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7020
We were in cabin 7020. It was generally quiet. However, on ocassion at night, the cabin felt like we were driving on a road full of pot holes. It made me think that the bow of the ship was taking a heck of a pounding. The layout was nice except it has no drawer space. Everything lays out on shelves in the closets. Well, there are a couple of tiny drawers in the night stands. My wife's big peeve is that the desk, with the hairdryer, where she puts on her makeup & does her hair has no drawers. All her stuff had to sit on the desktop. The veranda furnishings were two different chairs, a tiny table & a footstool. It was not a comfortable layout for room-service on the veranda.  Read entire member review.
7020
We were in cabin 7020. It was generally quiet. However, on ocassion at night, the cabin felt like we were driving on a road full of pot holes. It made me think that the bow of the ship was taking a heck of a pounding. The layout was nice except it has no drawer space. Everything lays out on shelves in the closets. Well, there are a couple of tiny drawers in the night stands. My wife's big peeve is that the desk, with the hairdryer, where she puts on her makeup & does her hair has no drawers. All her stuff had to sit on the desktop. The veranda furnishings were two different chairs, a tiny table & a footstool. It was not a comfortable layout for room-service on the veranda.  Read entire member review.
7028
Our cabin 7028 was fine - no complaints.  Read entire member review.
7033
First Time Cruiser by formerhusker71

AC can be controlled in room.
Room was always clean and fresh. Adequate space for bed and sitting area. Patio was a plus especially when crossing the canal.
Water was hot and had good water pressure.
Outlets were in the bathroom and at the desk and at the head of the bed. 110/220. Watch were the switch is.
Stateroom steward was a delight and very helpful. Learned about his country.

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7042
Our room was right at the forward elevators so you could hear the elevator dinging, people talking & vacuuming early in the morning ( 7:30 am ) & late at night ( 9:30 pm ). Also, the bridge is on Navigation deck which obstructed our view.  Read entire member review.
7084
Loved it by Mstenger

I can't remember exactly what the type of cabin was. I just asked for the nicest they had available. It was wonderful. Our stewards were the best. The Neptune Lounge Conceirges were incredible. The room was clean and was kep clean. There was plenty of room. The bed was comfy. The private balcony was perfect. The free binoculars were much appreciated. If I had any complaint it was with water temperature in the bath. I had trouble getting a nice hot bath. There was no noise. There was minimal rocking. There was plenty of storage space. All in all close to perfect.

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7094
Fun on Westerdam by cruisingberger

Elevator noise. Close to stairs and Elevator. Nice balcony. Small.

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7101

We were very pleased with the cabin- enough room and the bed is very comfortable.

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7114
One pic says more than thousand words. Best would be to check my blog. Just go to the section for Personal Blog and you find there many many pictures from the cruise and many impressions from the cabin.  Read entire member review.
7130
We enjoyed our balcony however on the second leg of our cruise, we had smokers forward of us and at times found this to be an irritation. The cabin itself we found was very well laid out with plenty of storage space. We were near the aft part of the ship on deck seven but had no problems with the rocking and rolling some passengers complain about. The engine vibration was a non factor.  Read entire member review.
7143
Generous cabin size. Larger than other cruise line bathroom complete with tub, medicine cabinet and large shelf for storage. 3 large closets with drop down shelves. Nice size dressing table with lighted mirror. Refrigerator and storage for wine glasses. Very comfortable beds and wonderful linens. Larger than normal balcony with comfortable wicker furniture. Aft, starboard cabin, 7th floor is a great location with easy walk-up to Lido aft pool and Lido buffet. Only negative is the length of walk to the very front of the ship, ie. Casino, theater, or Crow's Nest.  Read entire member review.
7149
Very comfortable beds (two joined twins). Balcony overlooked by the one above, so not completely private. Ceiling prone to creaking during rougher seas. Tub in the bathroom was a nice surprise. Some ash from the stack got on the deck and the railing.  Read entire member review.
8010

The room was a VA class room 8010. The room was very clean and well laid out. The balcony was one of the highlights of the ship. There was plenty of storage and we have absolutely no complaints about the room what so ever.

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8021
Furniture inside and on veranda is getting shabby.  Read entire member review.
8024
Escape to Aruba by Gater Girl
We were in cabin 8024, a VA balcony category. It was the highest we have been. We liked the view. HAL had it furnished nicely, with a wicker chair, with cushion, another chair, a table and a small footstool. We used it more than any other balcony we have had. We ordered roomservice coffee each morning, and my husband drank his out there. The closet space was fine. Plus two large hangers were available for clothes if the robes there were put into a closet. I wish they would remove those robes. I cannot imagine wearing anyone's robe but my own..they just add clutter. The cabin was at the front of the Westerdam but we liked that. It was far enough from the Vista Restaurant to keep us not snacking, and we got a lot of exercise trotting there two times a day. It was close to the Crow's Next, via elevator, where we spent a lot of time. We were very please with the cabin. It did show some wear and tear, a carpet was stained, the drain in the tub did not work, but we take showers so no problem. We had a wonderful cabin attendant, Haman. It was just a nice cabin on a nice cruse. I booked it through Vacations to Go..Jeb Houston. So thanks. It turned out lovely.  Read entire member review.
8024
1st Time on HAL by tompands
TOO much closets,very small open areas,bed real comfy,tiny TV, has fridge, balcony ok  Read entire member review.
8029

Perfect location, near elevator, but no noise issues. On a corner so only one neighbor directly next to us.

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8096
8096 VA category located near aft stairs and just under Lido deck dining room bathrooms. 18 inches from bed to wall. 24 inches from bed to other wall. 7 1/2 feet between bed and veranda doors. couch is a love seat size. tub is 4 1/2 feet. Co-ordination required for two people to move around in the room. Ample closet.  Read entire member review.
8103
Westerdam 8103, balcony cabin VA on Navigation deck, Very Small for this category cabin. Cabin is directly across the hall from ice machine room and we were awakened almost every morninng by the stewards shoveling ice. Drawer storage under bed and under couch., otherwise limited. Tiny room!  Read entire member review.
8104
Stateroom VA 8104 Deck 8 Navigation Deck Great room with lots of closet and storage spaces. Had adjustable shelves in the closets so you could raise them to an upright position and hang clothes properly. Under the foot of the bed were 2 huge drawers. Desk with min fridge/cooler which was emptied by Bar staff at our request for duration of the cruise. Hair Dryer in the desk with lighted vanity mirror attached to desk. Flat Screen tv just above desk was easy to see as slong as you had the drapes closest to it closed during daylight hours. 2 person loveseat with chair and adjustable coffee table but due to small size of the room one person had to sit on the footstool while the other sat on the loveseat to eat or converse. Not enough room for a scooter to be brought into the room so had to arrange for overnight storage and charging in main housekeeping every night. Bathroom was tiny, but was good/fair sized for the category we were in. Overall for 2 people in this stateroom is acceptable, but for 3 NO WAY!! Verandah while not large was also acceptable. Afterall, I got better than I booked originally!  Read entire member review.
8114
Underwhelmed by Wanderlust 2
Food smells occasionally drifted in from air vents. Good size, loved the balcony.  Read entire member review.
8117
We got the #8117 on the Navigation Deck. Great location between the last set of elevators and the Aft. Very quiet with a nice balcony and bigger than the one we had in the Navigator of the Seas three years ago (particularly because of the washroom with a real bathtub). Not bad but, for the money that we paid they could change the furniture. You will notice that the coach and the carpet are worn. Also, since they create a queen bed using 2 twins, only the sheet set was queen. Blankets are twin so they have to put them across and not in the normal way. Although I asked for a queen size, I never got it. Regarding the storage capacity, we were a couple with two carryons and three luggagges and we had more than enough space to have everything well organized.  Read entire member review.
8120
We got to our VA cabin on Navigation deck and were pleased with the room. We were upgraded from VF category. Our stateroom is directly below the Lido, but being towards the aft, we were not bothered by moving chairs at night. Yes, we heard the chairs being moved early in the morning, and while we were dressing for dinner, but definitely not during sleep times (we had late seating for dinner). The room is comfortable, but we would have liked more drawer space...there is an abundance of closet space though! Our cabin was 8120.  Read entire member review.
8131
Alaska in August by JuliaJon2

8131 Lots of scraping sounds from chairs and tables upstairs on the Lido Deck.

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8139
8139 is a great queit spot aft of the boat. It seems to be a little larger cabin with a nice size balcony (Verandah)/ Fantastic closet space and good bathroom. Close to the Lido aft deck and Lido Buffet restaurant, being aft it might be a little to far for people that can't walk far to get to the main restaurant, office, theater, shops, casinoetc. as they are forward down in the ship. There is no outside noise and we actually like the slight hum/noise of the AC as "white noise" drowning out any outside noise.  Read entire member review.
8141
lots of closet space and drawers under to the bed too. Larger than regular verandah rooms with larger than normal balcony. Right below the Lido Deck so a couple of times there were people above us when we were on our balcony. Super convenient for accessing the Lido Dining Room for breakfast and lunch and Vista Dining for dinner. Opposite end of ship from Crow's Nest, Casino, entertainment, fitness, spa. But good exercise to walk after eating all the food!  Read entire member review.
None
Mixed feelings by AggieMom0610

4179 - lack of closet space & hangers, great veranda views,bathtub/shower combo, loveseat (needs replacing) and chair, small TV, DVD player, great location on ship. Great view for whale watching from veranda with leaving Glacier Bay. Have your camera ready. (Details: rusty ice bucket, ragged towel bathmats, mold on Rubbermaid bath mat as well as on the lining of the drapes. Loveseat worn. Verandah furniture cushions were dirty. Verandah railing needed to be cleaned and given a new coat of varnish.)

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None
Good storage, bath and shower fine, bed comfortable, towels and linen excellent, bath products high quality.  Read entire member review.
None
Our cabin was on the Verandah deck, mid ships, port side. It was an excellent cabin with lots of storage. The cabins on Holland America are a bit larger because they have a two-person couch in the room. The balcony was fine with two chairs and a table. The bathroom was fine and it is nice to have a tub with the shower (it gives you more room to maneuver). The cabin stewart kept it clean and it always nice to see the towel animals and the chocolate on the pillow at night.  Read entire member review.
None
Great linen including bathrobes, fridge, wi-fi, nice veranda with two chairs, table and footstool. Bathroom was fine. Cabin was serviced twice a day with a turn down and the stewards were awesome. Nothing was too much trouble and any of our questions and queries were answered promptly, clearly and accurately. Absolutely no complaints. TV programmes included tracking map and reruns of shore excursion briefings. Fresh fruit was constantly topped up. We took the 'by the bag' laundry service and that worked fine. Complimentary shoe cleaning worked fine too.  Read entire member review.
None
Cabin dated compared with later liners. Size was adequte,bed was very comfortable,storage space good, bathroom ok but really no need for a small bath. The extra space could be better used.  Read entire member review.
None
I expected small storage, but we had six large suitcases and did not even use all the space available. Balcony was really nice but for two people only. Super quiet, hardly ever heard any noise from anywhere, and we were very close to stairs and elevators. Loved in room safe, Flat screen tv with HDMI input for looking at pictures from camera, DVD player, all of it was really great.  Read entire member review.
None
Our room was extremely comfortable - the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on (pillowtop matress)- the bathtub/shower combo made for lots of bathing room - the veranda was roomy - plenty of storage space - a nice small couch and chair - and all in all - a great home away from home for a week. Our location was on deck 7 (cabin 7097), starboard aft and we were just a few steps away from the elevators - which made it very easy for us especially with a slightly sprained ankle. We simply walked out of our rooms, around the corner and could be up on the Lido deck (pool and buffet dining area) in seconds, or down to the main dining room on deck 2 in seconds. There was very little - if any -noise or vibration in our cabins.  Read entire member review.
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4052
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4130
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5056
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5072
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5077
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5084
5103
5108
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5127
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5134
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7034
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8032
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8100
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8106
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None
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None
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None
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None
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Westerdam Decks
Westerdam Main Deck
Westerdam Lower Promenade Deck
Westerdam Promenade Deck
Westerdam Upper Promenade Deck
Westerdam Verandah Deck
Westerdam Upper Verandah Deck
Westerdam Rotterdam Deck
Westerdam Navigation Deck
Westerdam Lido Deck
Westerdam Observation Deck
Westerdam Sports Deck
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