view of Charlottetown, PEI from cabin on Veendam cruise shipIn late May and early June we sailed on Holland America Line’s ms Veendam on a 7-day Canada and New England cruise in a category D large ocean-view stateroom.

ocean-view stateroom on Holland America's Veendam cruise shipHere is the view when you step into stateroom #774, which is located mid-ship on Deck 4 or “A” Deck. See the Veendam deck plan here.

Ocean-view stateroom #774 has a comfortable queen-size bed that can be converted into two twin beds. There are two roomy bedside dressers with reading lights, but no plug-ins for charging your phone.

Stateroom #774 features a large sofa, with a table where you could enjoy in-room dining. We did not try room service during this cruise, but we did complete the order form in the wire basket, resulting in fresh fruit delivered to our stateroom daily.

vanity and storage - ocean-view stateroom on Holland America's Veendam

From the bed looking back towards the entrance, you can see the vanity area and the six large drawers for storage. There is a lighted make-up mirror and a hair dryer in the drawer.

The dark brown strip below the make-up mirror contains the only power plugs in this stateroom — one of the outdated issues of this cabin.tv and mini-bar - ocean-view stateroom on Holland America's Veendam Also less than ideal, the television screen is small for viewing from the bed. This cabin does not have a refrigerator, but the room steward keeps the ice bucket filled, and sodas and bottled water are available for purchase.

Past the privacy curtain there are two large wardrobe closets with both shelves and hangers to store clothing. Our extra large, Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel suitcases fit under the bed for out-of-the-way storage during our cruise.

shower tub - ocean-view stateroom on Holland America's Veendam The bathroom features a shower in a tub. The ship provides ELEMIS brand of shampoo, conditioner and body wash via dispensers in the shower.

sink and toilet - ocean-view stateroom on Holland America's Veendam While compact, the bathroom sink has shelves above and below for storing toiletries.

Our bottom line on Category D Ocean-view Stateroom #774 on the Veendam:

  • The cabin is spacious with plentiful storage for two people.
  • Stateroom #774 is located in the middle of the ship, on the lowest guest deck of the Veendam cruise ship — a perfect location if you worry about ship motion or getting seasick,
  • If you don’t want to step into a tub for your shower, look for a different cabin.
  • We missed the bedside charging plugs and USB ports that Holland America has installed on its newer ships.

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