Review of ms Volendam deck 8 (Lido-Pools-Spa-Gym)
The fore-located Fitness Center is a modern gymnasium (open 6 am-9 pm, age limit is 16 yo) with top-brand equipment and a separate Aerobics Studio for classes.
Greenhouse Spa & Salon is the ship's wellness complex consisting of Therapy Rooms, Treatment Rooms (for massages), Hydrotherapy Pool (with heated seawater, 2 Jacuzzies/Whirlpools), Thermal Suites, Relax Lounge (with heated ceramic loungers), Sauna Rooms, Aroma Steam Rooms, Lockers, Relaxation Area, Beauty Salon (manicure-pedicure, barber services).
The midship Lido Pool is a glass-enclosed sundeck (covered by a retractable roof on deck 9) and is open between 7 am - 10 pm. It has 1 main swimming pool (Lido Pool) with 2 Jacuzzies/whirlpools, a bandstand (for live entertainment), an outdoor movie theater (large LED screen), deck games area (tennis tables, giant chess board), sunbathing area (padded loungers, deckchairs, showers).
The Lido Pool deck is served by the Lido Bar (beverages) and Dive-In (fka Terrace Grill/complimentary fast food bar offering made-to-order burgers, wraps, nachos, pizzas, sandwiches, sausages, steaks, fries).
Lido Market (capacity 394 seats) is the ship’s self-service buffet restaurant open for Breakfast (6-11 am), Lunch (11:30-2 pm), Afternoon Tea (3-4 pm) and Dinner (5:30-8 pm/with The Dining Room's menu). Dining is complimentary and displayed at 5 themed food stations. The Lido Buffet is designed as a modern marketplace, with numerous on-the-go or made-to-order food choices. Differently themed food stations (walk-up service) offer fresh-made sandwiches, grilled food, pizza by the slice, pasta, International fare, sushi, salads, fruits, desserts, ice cream, daily specials, as well as made-to-order items. The food stations are named Breadboard (fresh-baked bread, pastries, sandwiches), Wild Harvest (salads, fruits, healthy food bites), Homestead (comfort food, including egg dishes and grilled meats), Distant Lands (themed cuisine specialties, including from the current cruise itinerary’s regions), Sweet Spot (desserts).
Canaletto Restaurant is a Lido Restaurant annex with waiter service. In the evenings it transforms into an Italian specialty restaurant (at surcharge per person, reservations-only) open between 5:30-9:30 pm.
The aft sundeck is adults-only and has its own large swimming pool (Sea View Pool) sunbathing area (showers, padded loungers), a stage (for live performances) and is served by Sea View Bar.