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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

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Westerdam Postcards from Alaska

Westerdam Postcards from Alaska

We took a cruise aboard the Westerdam on June 9, 2012. This was our fifth Alaskan cruise and we enjoyed it every time. I took some terrific pictures and I wanted to share a couple of them with you. In the picture of the glacier, my wife and I both see what appears to be…   read more of “Westerdam Postcards…”

Recent Posts

Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo recently sailed aboard Westerdam’s July 21 seven-day Alaskan Explorer cruise as part of the line’s the Culinary Arts Center program presented by Food & Wine magazine. Chef Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and styled food for various television shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”…   read more of “Chef Denise Vivaldo…”

Westerdam Crew Tours Alaskan Brewery

Westerdam Crew Tours Alaskan Brewery

Here is a photo of Westerdam crew members at the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau. A special tour of the brewery was given to the top performers last month. Jeff Schibel is Westerdam’s human resources manager.

140 Years Young: The Art of Cruising

140 Years Young: The Art of Cruising

August 2007: HAL publishes “The Art of Cruising: Fine Art and Antiques of Holland America Line,” a 176-page full-color hardcover coffee table book about the art on the fleet. It highlights pieces such as Andy Warhol’s famed Queen Beatrix series and Susanna Holt’s life-size bronze sculptures of wildlife.

Westerdam Hosts Marine Conservation Institute for Luncheon

Westerdam Hosts Marine Conservation Institute for Luncheon

Holland America Line welcomed supporters of Marine Conservation Institute at a luncheon aboard Westerdam Saturday, July 28. The event focused on the importance of protecting the world’s oceans and included presentations on Why Oceans Matter and Protecting Deep Sea Corals: The West Coast’s Forgotten Treasures, as well as showcased the recently released “Our Marvelous Oceans”…   read more of “Westerdam Hosts…”

The Three “H” Recipe

The Three “H” Recipe

HAL fan and guest Thomas sent in a his recipe for a successful

140 Years Young: Westerdam and Oosterdam Go Green

140 Years Young: Westerdam and Oosterdam Go Green

July 29, 2006: Vista-class cruise ships Westerdam and Oosterdam are retrofitted to use shore power at the Port of Seattle to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions when in Seattle.