Cruise ship photo essay - Veendam - Holland America Line - In Bermuda and New York
For the summer 2010 seaon, Veendam
returned to the popular New York to
As originally conceived Veendam was to
dock in both St. George and in Hamilton
while in Bermuda. However, it turned out
that it was not feasible to dock in St.
George so she tendered passengers ashore
in St. George, or if the weather prevented
tendering, overland from Hamilton.
Not too long ago, there would be a line of
cruise ships docked along Front Street in
Hamilton on summer days. However, most
ships doing the Bermuda run now are too
large to dock in Hamilton and instead dock
at the Royal Naval Dockyard at the end of
As a result, Veendam had Front Street to
herself. This allowed her passengers
immediate access to the Bermuda capital
from the ship as well as a traditional
Bermuda cruise experience.
In New York,
Veendam's size allowed
her to dock at the
Passenger Ship Terminal
in Manhattan. This was
a traditional departure
point for Bermuda
cruises and, as in
immediate access to the
heart of the City.
In this photo, taken from
the New Jersey side of
the Hudson, one can see
the balcony cabins and
additions that were
made to the upper decks
at Veendam's stern
during her 2009 refit.