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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

Postcards from the South Pacific: Part 4

Postcards from the South Pacific: Part 4

Here’s the final batch of photos from Hans Janssen’s South Pacific cruise on Volendam. Special thanks to Hans for all the great photos!

Recent Posts

Postcards from the South Pacific

Postcards from the South Pacific

Guest Hans Janssen sent in these wonderful photos from his recent South Pacific cruise aboard Volendam from April 17 to May 12. Enjoy!

The Purgatory to Heaven of Shipboard Life

The Purgatory to Heaven of Shipboard Life

This story was written by Leigh Maloney of Maloney Communications, Holland America Line’s PR agency in Australia. It was 26th January, 1950, Australia Day. A nervous 19-year-old walked down the gangplank of the former troop ship, Volendam, at Fremantle, Western Australia, putting his foot on Australian soil for the very first time. After buying a…   read more of “The Purgatory to…”

Volendam Makes Donation in Samoa

Volendam Makes Donation in Samoa

On Tuesday, April 27 the ms Volendam arrived in Apia, Samoa complete with almost 30 boxes of donated items bound for various local charities throughout the region. “Our crew have generously been collecting clothing, shoes, books, and household items for the people of Samoa over the past several months. We’re proud to be able to…   read more of “Volendam Makes…”

WOW is Wowed by Volendam

WOW is Wowed by Volendam

The West Oz Welcomers (WOW) volunteers were invited on board the Volendam when the ship was in port at Fremantle, Australia, March 29. The group enjoyed beverages and pastries in the Explorer’s Lounge before being led on a tour of the ship by Cliff Strerath, assistant culinary operations manager. Each year, these hearty volunteers greet…   read more of “WOW is Wowed by…”

Volendam’s Sunday Market

Volendam’s Sunday Market

Dwi Hatmanto, Volendam’s assistant housekeeper, shared with us these photos from the ship’s Sunday market where crew members gathered to showcase their department’s products and services.