Holland America Line have announced plans to refurbish and upgrade the top staterooms on their Signature-, Vista- and R-Class ships.
The first ships to undergo the suite transformation will be ms Eurodam (7-20 December 2015) and ms Oosterdam (3-18 April 2016), followed by ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam and ms Noordam. Additionally, ms Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam, ms Volendam and ms Zaandam will receive the suite enhancements as they head into their scheduled dry docks over the next few years.
The main living area in each suite will be refreshed with a new sofa, lounge chairs and desk chair. HAL tells CruiseOyster that a stylish new headboard, new carpet and wall coverings will bring a contemporary feel to the suites, while new soft goods — including a privacy curtain, drapery, bed runner and bed skirt — will add a touch of elegance. A new quartz stone top on the desk, dresser, nightstands and makeup vanity, along with new vanity lighting, enhance the cosmetic transformation of the HAL suites.
Suite bathrooms also will receive a makeover. A wall of designer glass tile will serves as a backdrop to the new vanity area that includes new stone tops, modern faucets and under-mount sinks. Other enhancements will include new contemporary mirrors with integrated side-by-side LED lighting, stylish floor tiles, as well as a nightlight which enables guests to easily find their way in the dark.
The HAL suites will receive electronic upgrades too, including a new USB outlet added to the bed’s headboard, bedside LED lights, upgraded electrical outlets and a lighted closet rod. A fully new interactive television system also is set for installation, with complimentary movies on demand, as well as easy access to the daily program and shipboard information including restaurant overviews, spa services and guest billing.
“Our suites are the epitome of luxury and pampering, and the new amenities and upgrades will ensure that our suite guests will continue to enjoy the finest in cruise accommodations,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. CruiseOyster look forward to seeing the upgraded HAL suites when they are unveiled.