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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

Essay Contest Entry: My Dad and the ss Volendam

Essay Contest Entry: My Dad and the ss Volendam

The below was entered into Holland America Line’s trans-Atlantic essay contest. For details on how to enter, click HERE. The following account is a transatlantic crossing in 1944 aboard the Holland America Line S.S. Volendam to France. The most memorable cruise on a HAL ship? How about 1944 and my then 22 year old father…   read more of “Essay Contest…”

Recent Posts

Congrats to the Volendam Team for Their Weather Observation Award

Congrats to the Volendam Team for Their Weather Observation Award

Congratulations to the Bridge Team on Volendam. The ship recently was named Weather Cruise Ship of the Year by NOAA/VOS for 2010’s contributions to weather observations. The ship made an astounding 6,190 observations, besting all other participating vessels. We did a post last year from Captain Bos with a good explanation of the program. In…   read more of “Congrats to the…”

Volendam Crew Turns Garbage into Christmas Cheer

Volendam Crew Turns Garbage into Christmas Cheer

Entrance to the spotless garbage room on the Volendam where they even “recycled” garbage into Christmas ornaments. These guys were rightfully as a team chosen as employees of the month in September 2010. Team work matters here.

Lunar Eclipse Photos from Down Under

Lunar Eclipse Photos from Down Under

Volendam’s Second Officer James Cook submitted these awesome photos of the Lunar Eclipse from the southernmost tip of New Zealand on December 21. Thanks, James!

Volendam Postcards from Hobart, Tasmania

Volendam Postcards from Hobart, Tasmania

A very happy Christmas to all of the Holland America blog staff and readers. Here are some images captured from the Hobart webcam Tuesday as the ship sailed down the Derwent River and out to the Tasman Sea. Regards, Noel Bell

A Donation in Dunedin

A Donation in Dunedin

While at achor in Dunedin, the Volendam recently made a donation of 450 old style bathrobes to go to the Salvation Army in Merimbula. Attached is a photo of the dedicated team members from the housekeeping, beverage, and nautical departments who helped load all 45 boxes onto the SVITZER launch as it came alongside the…   read more of “A Donation in…”