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Westerdam

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

Latest Post

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! On Moorea we rented an Avis car. We had a map and since Peter is a taxi driver in Australia, he drove us all around the island, including up to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Recent Posts

Zuiderdam Soccer Team on a Winning Streak

Zuiderdam Soccer Team on a Winning Streak

With the Alaska Season starting up again, the crew can play soccer in Juneau. The Zuiderdam is in Juneau, together with our sister ship the Westerdam and also the Star Princess. This makes for some good games. The Zuiderdam players beat both the Westerdam & Star Princess Team! We hope they are up for a…   read more of “Zuiderdam Soccer…”

Cruise Diary: Bora Bora

Cruise Diary: Bora Bora

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! Today we stopped in Bora Bora for two days! The morning sun rising over the mountain was spectacular. The first day we took the local $5 shuttle bus to the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Bora…”

Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After another day at sea, we docked at Raiatea, Society Island — a French speaking port of French Polynesia that uses francs for currency. We skipped exercise in order to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

40 Years of Service

40 Years of Service

On the May 26, 2013, a special party was held in honor of Chief Engineer Peter Pals who is celebrating his 40 Year Anniversary with Holland America Line. All departments — Nautical, Technical and Hotel staff members — were in attendance to assist in celebrating this momentous occasion. In his speech Chief Engineer Pals shared…   read more of “40 Years of…”

Cruise Diary: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Cruise Diary: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After a “catch-up day at sea” luckily we tendered into Rarotonga (one of the Cook Islands), a New Zealand protectorate. We were told that on the last cruise, the water…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Westerdam Hosts Luncheon for the Seattle’s Catholic Seafarers’ Center

Westerdam Hosts Luncheon for the Seattle’s Catholic Seafarers’ Center

Thanks to Kelsey Differding, HAL’s corporate giving coordinator, for sending in this post. On June 1, Holland America Line welcomed 200 guests aboard Westerdam for the annual Home From the Sea luncheon, a benefit for Seattle’s Catholic Seafarers’ Center (CSC). As part of the event, President and CEO Stein Kruse presented gifts to the Most…   read more of “Westerdam Hosts…”

Cruise Diary: Sea Days

Cruise Diary: Sea Days

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! Somehow we skipped a day and added a day between crossing the Equator and the International Date Line again. This gave us two 4/19/2013 — Don’s 70th birthday. The first…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Sea…”