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Deluxe Verandah Suite SB
Superior Verandah Suite SY
Superior Verandah Suite SZ
Verandah VA
Verandah VC
Verandah VE
Verandah VF
Interior I
Interior MM

The cruise line seperates the different categories (Inside, Oceanview, Balcony) into subcategories. The only difference in the subcategories is usually location on the ship. The detail above shows subcategory color, category name, and subcategory name. For detailed information, mouse over a cabin on the deck plans and a pop up window will appear. You will find diagrams, pictures and information about that cabin category including square footage and features.

Holland America uses letters to denote the type of cabins. Interior cabins start with the letter I to N with I being the more desired location. Oceanview cabins start with the letter C to H with C being the more desired location. Verandah cabins start with the letter V followed by the letter A to H with A being the more desired location. Vista cabins start with the letter A or B with A being the more desired type of Verandah caibn. This may be followed by another letter A to P with A being the more desired location. Suites start with the letter S followed by the letter A to Z with A being the more desired location and/or suite type.

The only exception to the above is if the second letter is Q. That stands for spa and a more desired cabin because of its perks. There are also a couple unique codes. OO stands for a single oceanview cabin (sleeps one). FA or FB are family oceanview cabins with FA being more desired.

The following is a listing of all the cabins we have pictures or videos for on this deck for this ship and also on the sister ships. Click on any highlighted link to view pictures and/or videos (youtube for this cabin = video available). Links for cabins pictures are a membership feature and are limited on the public site

Click links below to view cabin categories details.

Click the Cabin Check Tool to check what is on the deck above or below your stateroom:

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Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when looking for cabins on this deck. There may be other issues that we haven't noted, and if you are aware of any issues we have not listed, please contact us and let us know so that we can add it to the list.

Deck: 8 Navigation
* Indented cabins (cabins where the deck is not as wide) have obstructed views when looking side to side along the ship. The closer you are to where the deck first indents the greater perception of obstruction you will have. One benefit of these cabins is there is more shelter from wind and rain
* Forward cabins on both sides will have the bridge of the ship slighty obstructing their view to the side
* There is public areas on the deck above. This means that there is a greater chance that you will have noise issues from that area. The forward cabins underneath the fitness center and the aft cabins underneath the aft pool area have the greatest complaints of noise.
* Balconies that face aft of ship tend to be warmer than other balconies during cold weather crusing.
* Save money and book a forward or aft cabin in the same category you are looking for. They are the same size and offer the same features as more expensive midship cabins.
* There is a large overhang from the deck above that will shade some of the balcony of cabins on this deck.

Handicap Cabins on this deck



 Cabin 8031 Verandah



 Cabin 8032 Verandah



 Cabin 8037 Interior



 Cabin 8068 Superior Verandah Suite

The Handicap stateroom door has a 32.5" clearance with no sill and the bathroom door is 32.5" with no sill. There is a roll in shower (30x52) with hand held shower head, bench and grab bars. The sink is 36" high with knee clearance underneath. The toilet is 18" high (riser available upon request) and has grab bars. The mirror in the bathroom is 47" high and the mirror in the stateroom is 34" high. The light switch is 39" high and the bed from top of mattress to floor is 20".

Portable assist kits for people with visual and hearing disabilities; options include visual doorknockers and vibrating bed alerts, as well as pamphlets and menus available in braille. In addition, ships utilize FM transmission and infrared systems to aid passengers on galley tours and in the show lounges; guests are also free to use the aids on shore excursions.

Holland America Line strongly recommend that all personal electric mobility equipment meets the following criteria: Width: 23" maximum in order to be accommodated in a standard stateroom, unless collapsible to a width of 23" or less Weight: 100 lbs. maximum without battery Batteries: Must be Gel or Dry Cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only

We recognize that for some people, a larger scooter may be essential. If you believe you need a larger scooter, please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements.

Please be aware Scooters and other mobility equipment need to be securely stored and charged in the guest's stateroom; not in hallways or elevator lobbies.

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# Deck Symbols
2 lower beds, 1 sofa symbol 2 lower beds, 1 sofa
2 lower beds, 1 sofa, 1 upper symbol 2 lower beds, 1 sofa, 1 upper
2 lower beds, convert to queen symbol 2 lower beds, convert to queen
Connecting staterooms symbol Connecting staterooms
Double (no sofa bed) symbol Double (no sofa bed)
Fully obstructed view symbol Fully obstructed view
Partial sea view symbol Partial sea view
Shower only symbol Shower only
Solid steel verandah rails symbol Solid steel verandah rails
Tub and shower symbol Tub and shower
Wheelchair accessible with sho symbol Wheelchair accessible with sho
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