I am happy to hear the responses about the Veendam. We are booked, with our adult daughter, for the April 15 sailing. Our 2 previous cruises were both on the Zuiderdam. Our daughter has never cruised before so we are excited about taking her with us. She is also very enthused about it. She is in her 20's, but said it doesn't matter if there are others her age...she's going cruising so she can be with US! Isn't that sweet of her?