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Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,380
Crew Members:
615
Gross Tonnage:
62,753 grt
Length:
780 feet
Maximum Speed:
22.5 knots
Dedicated:
October 2000
Godmother:
Janet Lanterman

Latest Post

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”

Recent Posts

Bear-y Close Wildlife in Neets Bay, Alaska

Bear-y Close Wildlife in Neets Bay, Alaska

Here is a bear behind! This one was just feet away when I first saw it. I don’t know who was more startled, him or me. Jonathan Bailey was Amsterdam’s safety, environmental and health officer when this was taken. He is now on Rotterdam.

Special Cruise Memories with HAL

Special Cruise Memories with HAL

Guest Marijane Carlos has sailed with us many times, and she shared some of her special memories. Passing Great Piton Mountain as we sail away from St. Lucia on the Noordam.

Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

Amsterdam Crew Enjoy African Safari

Here are pictures of the recent safari crew tour we went to Inverdoon Nature reserve. A two-hour drive from Cape Town, Inverdoon is well known for its Cheetah Reserve.

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

Dear readers, my apologies for not contributing for several days. Towards the end of one’s contract, there never seem to be enough hours in a day. What with social functions, endless paperwork, (reports in various guises) and the everyday responsibilities of commanding a cruise ship, time to sit and write to you seems to be…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Spring is Coming to Seattle

Spring is Coming to Seattle

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Spring in Seattle brings with it two Dutch treats: Beautiful tulips of every color of the rainbow and soon the return of Holland America Line ships to our fair city. A sight that rarely graces Seattle’s Elliott Bay was the arrival of the…   read more of “Spring is Coming to…”

Captain’s Log: Project Linus Update

Captain’s Log: Project Linus Update

Since we left Fort Lauderdale in January, the Project Linus team has been hard at work. More than 170 blankets, not to mention countless hats and bears, have been made. That is twice as many as last year! (Thanks to Brad Elliott for some of the below photos.)