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ms Westerdam

ms Westerdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,916
Crew Members:
817
Gross Tonnage:
82,348 grt
Length:
936 feet
Maximum Speed:
24 knots
Dedicated:
April 2004
Godmother:
Actress Renée Soutendijk

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Holland America Line Wins 13 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Holland America Line Wins 13 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

It was lucky 13 for Holland America Line when counting wins in Travel Weekly magazine’s 2017 Magellan Awards. The premium cruise line received an impressive nine gold awards in the categories of Premium Ship, Education Program, Direct Mail, Website, three for Marketing-TV Commercial and two for Marketing Campaign-Advertising/Marketing. Four silver awards were earned for Advertising/Marketing,…   read more of “Holland America…”

Recent Posts

A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama! Cruise Your Way Through a Man-Made Marvel During Palindrome Week

A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama! Cruise Your Way Through a Man-Made Marvel During Palindrome Week

Imagine feeling your ship rise 85 feet as water fills the locks of the Panama Canal. Then, picture yourself listening to a local expert and Canal historian share tales of achieving the greatest engineering feat that connected two divided oceans. Can you visualize seeing the exotic wildlife and exploring the rich local culture of Central…   read more of “A Man, A Plan, A…”

New Photos Show Off Westerdam’s Enhancements Including EXC and Rijksmuseum at Sea

New Photos Show Off Westerdam’s Enhancements Including EXC and Rijksmuseum at Sea

When Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam emerged from a 12-day dry dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy, in late April, the ship debuted major renovations that added many new public spaces and amenities, including two firsts for the fleet: Explorations Central, or EXC, in the Crow’s Nest and Rijksmuseum at Sea. Westerdam also received…   read more of “New Photos Show Off…”

Holland America Line Announces NEW 2018 Signature Experiences in Asia and Australia

Holland America Line Announces NEW 2018 Signature Experiences in Asia and Australia

Holland America Line’s Signature Experiences are specially curated pre- and post-cruise encounters currently available on select 2018 itineraries in Canada/New England, Europe, South America and now… Australia & New Zealand and Asia. These unique experiences are available on select Australia, New Zealand and Asia itineraries prior to departure and include two-night hotel accommodations and complimentary…   read more of “Holland America…”

Looking for Unique Ports? Cruise to the Hidden Gems of Europe’s Adriatic Coast

Looking for Unique Ports? Cruise to the Hidden Gems of Europe’s Adriatic Coast

Cruising the azure waters and sun-kissed skies of the Mediterranean and southern coasts of Europe is a dream for many holidaymakers, and Holland America Line provides a memorable opportunity to explore one of the hidden gems of Southern Europe: the Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic is a long and narrow sea known for its turquoise waters,…   read more of “Looking for Unique…”

East, West…Which is Best? No Need to Choose on Our ’36-Day Best of the Med’ Cruise

East, West…Which is Best? No Need to Choose on Our ’36-Day Best of the Med’ Cruise

If one thing is for sure, it’s that the Mediterranean is heating up for the summer! With millions of people traveling by cruise ship every year, it’s no wonder this unique region is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Known for its stunning landscapes, colorful cities, diverse culture and rich history…   read more of “East,…”

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful. If you’d like to watch a…   read more of “Launch of…”