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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

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.

Recent Posts

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…”

Westerdam Hosts Art Auction for Crew

Westerdam Hosts Art Auction for Crew

Special thanks to Westerdam’s Manager of Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for this post. On one of our many days at sea, while heading back to San Diego, we organized an art auction to benefit Westerdam’s crew fund. The pieces of art that were auctioned off by our professional Park West Auctioneers were created…   read more of “Westerdam Hosts Art…”

Westerdam Awards 187 Bronze Medallions to HAL Mariners

Westerdam Awards 187 Bronze Medallions to HAL Mariners

During Westerdam’s 35-day Hawaii & Tahiti cruise, Captain PJ Van Maurik, myself and Cruise Director Jason Venner had the pleasure of presenting our Mariners on board with an unprecedented 187 bronze medallions in the Vista Show Lounge. Enjoy this group photo from the event on October 31! Ron Bontenbal, Hotel Director ms Westerdam

Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Special thanks to Westerdam’s Manager of Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for this post. During our current 35-day voyage from Seattle to San Diego, we made a stop at Fanning Island. Paradise on earth! Not because of the blue water and beautiful palm trees, but because of the people. Young and old welcomed the…   read more of “Westerdam Receives…”

A Busy Day in San Diego

A Busy Day in San Diego

Thursday was a busy day in San Diego with both Westerdam and Zuiderdam departing on two fabulous cruises. Westerdam was heading west toward Hawaii and the South Pacific, while Zuidersam was sailing through the Panama Canal.