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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

Mariner Postcards from a Westerdam Sailing

Mariner Postcards from a Westerdam Sailing

Here are some pictures I took during my last Collector’s Cruise, many of them from Key West and Puerto Rico, aboard the Westerdam from December 9 -23. Thank you and have a good season! – François Thivierge, HAL Mariner from Quebec City

Recent Posts

Kudos for HAL and Westerdam

Kudos for HAL and Westerdam

Although we sailed our first ever cruise on the Westerdam in July 2010, we had not sailed since then until we cruised on a competitor last month. Unfortunately, Holland America HAS SPOILED US FOR LIFE! Our standards for cruising were set by you and until now, we did not realize how high YOUR standards are!…   read more of “Kudos for HAL and…”

140 Years Young: Westerdam Sails Inaugural Caribbean Cruise

140 Years Young: Westerdam Sails Inaugural Caribbean Cruise

Dec. 2, 2004: ms Westerdam sails on her inaugural Caribbean cruise, a three-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary. The 81,769-ton, 1,848-passenger vessel is the third in HAL’s history to bear the Westerdam name. The ship was christened on April 25, 2004, in Venice, Italy, by Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk.

A Memorable Cruise on Westerdam

A Memorable Cruise on Westerdam

Thanks to HAL guests John and Jacqui Jones for sending in these great photos from their cruise aboard Westerdam. Happy memories of a remarkable cruise. — John & Jacqui Jones

Photos from Westerdam’s Halloween Festivities

Photos from Westerdam’s Halloween Festivities

Special thanks to Westerdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Rico Wessels for this post. The Westerdam just completed a very successful 35-day South Pacific voyage. Throughout the cruise we held several themed events to match the various ports of calls visited. We ended the cruise with a Halloween themed event. Guests participated in choosing the best pumpkin…   read more of “Photos from…”