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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

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…”

Recent Posts

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…”

Appreciating the Beauty of Alaska

Appreciating the Beauty of Alaska

Thanks to HAL guest Tina Moser for sharing with us her experience aboard Westerdam while cruising in Alaska and the Yukon. The ms Westerdam and her crew were top notch. They truly made us feel like family. And Alaska? Simply breathtaking! — Tina Moset

Cruise Diary: Fanning Island

Cruise Diary: Fanning Island

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 crossing the International Date Line we stopped at Tabuaeran, Fanning Island. This Island is the land that time forgot. No running water, no electricity, no cars, no gas stations,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Hawaii

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! From sailing away from San Diego on April 6 we were on the sea for 6 days before docking in Honolulu. We enjoyed the sea days, for the most part….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Service Excellence Aboard Westerdam

Service Excellence Aboard Westerdam

Kudos to our team for their recognized excellence of service aboard ms Westerdam. And thank you to Susan and Ed Blake for sharing their experience with us. We would like to take a moment to commend the crew of the Westerdam, especially those in the dining room for their expert and exceptional service. Our dining steward,…   read more of “Service Excellence…”