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Volendam

Volendam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,432
Crew Members:
615
Gross Tonnage:
61,214 grt
Length:
781 feet
Maximum Speed:
23 knots
Dedicated:
November 1999
Godmother:
Tennis Professional Chris Evert

Latest Post

Cruise Diary: High Country Exploring – Akaroa to the Southern Alps

Cruise Diary: High Country Exploring – Akaroa to the Southern Alps

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! Akaroa was the first South Island settlement established by the French and British settlers in 1840. Located on the fertile Banks Peninsula between Canterbury Bight and Pegasus Bay, this area is…   read more of “Cruise Diary: High…”

Recent Posts

Cruise Diary: Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand

Cruise Diary: Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand

Patricia Stone, owner and founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! When the ms Volendam docked at the Port Chalmers, I learned that nearby Dunedin was home to Baldwin Street-– the steepest street in the world according to the Guinness Book of…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Otago…”

Cruise Diary: Stewart Island – A Naturalist’s Eco Paradise

Cruise Diary: Stewart Island – A Naturalist’s Eco Paradise

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, is currently sailing Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and will be updating us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! Stewart Island, also known as New Zealand’s third island, is a haven for naturalists with its pristine beaches, dense rainforest and rugged coastline abundant with native marine…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Sounds of New Zealand — Milford, Doubtful and Dusky

Cruise Diary: Sounds of New Zealand — Milford, Doubtful and Dusky

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, is currently sailing Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and will be updating us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! For years, we’ve heard about the famous Milford Sound and finally we are here! In fact, we are on HAL’s ms Volendam cruising through the southwest fjordlands…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Even Security Spread Holiday Cheer

Even Security Spread Holiday Cheer

You have to love a security check when the security folks are wearing Santa hats! In Napier, New Zealand. — Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s manager of international public relations.

Cruise Diary: En Route to New Zealand

Cruise Diary: En Route to New Zealand

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, is currently sailing Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and will be updating us with posts throughout her cruise. Here is her first entry, enjoy! It’s been two days at sea since we boarded ms Volendam in Sydney with Captain Peter Bos at the helm. Stormy skies…   read more of “Cruise Diary: En…”

Joyful Farewell for Captain Visser on Volendam

Joyful Farewell for Captain Visser on Volendam

Vikki Bacchioni, Volendam’s administration officer, shared some pictures of the on board festivities held for Captain Pieter Visser who is retiring. It looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks Vikki! On December 5, 2011, Captain Pieter Visser officially retired from Holland America Line. Spending many years on the Volendam, it was only right to…   read more of “Joyful Farewell for…”

Volendam Docked in New Zealand

Volendam Docked in New Zealand

Thanks to HAL guest Sandra Rodger for sending us this nice photo from her Volendam cruise to New Zealand.