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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

Are We Seeing Double?

Are We Seeing Double?

Special thanks to Holland America Line guest Lester Hal for sending in this fun photo from his cruise on Zuiderdam.

Recent Posts

Adventure Awaits in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Adventure Awaits in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

HAL guests Stuart and Sandy Newman recently cruised the Caribbean on Westerdam and sent in these pictures from their Bobsled Jamaica and Dunn’s River Falls shore excursion at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In Ocho Rios HAL passengers can enjoy a memorable shore excursion at Mystic Mountain— just 10 minutes by bus from the…   read more of “Adventure Awaits in…”

Misty Morning in Alaska

Misty Morning in Alaska

Special thanks to Mariners Mike and Di Weeks for sharing these photos from their August sailing aboard Westerdam. Here are a few photos from our cruise aboard Westerdam showing the sunrise in Ketchikan and at anchor in Sitka. The Ketchikan sunrise was just after 5:00 a.m., and ten minutes later a “pea soup” fog rolled…   read more of “Misty Morning in…”

Congrats HAL University Graduates!

Congrats HAL University Graduates!

Westerdam recently had 37 crew members graduate from HAL University’s Supervisory Excellence program, 29 of which are featured in the photo below. Congratulations grads! Joshua H. Juel is Westerdam’s human resources manager.

Beautiful Sunsets Photos, Part 1

Beautiful Sunsets Photos, Part 1

We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite sunset photos, and we got some gorgeous shots. Enjoy! Taken aboard Westerdam on Alaskan inside passage cruise. — John and Mary Lincoski:

Digital Workshop: Photos from the Last Frontier

Digital Workshop: Photos from the Last Frontier

Special thanks to Westerdam’s Techspert Krista who posted this on the Microsoft Blog. Hello everyone, it’s Krista, techspert sailing on the Westerdam. We’re currently sailing toward Hawaii and the French Polynesian Islands, but I’m still reminiscing about the beautiful sights from our Alaska season! During one of our last cruises to the Last Frontier, I…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Statendam and Westerdam Kick Off Winter Cruise Season in San Diego

Statendam and Westerdam Kick Off Winter Cruise Season in San Diego

On September 29, officers from Statendam and Westerdam attended a ceremony in San Diego as the city marked the beginning of the winter cruise season. Statendam 2nd Officer Dirk van Aarsen and Westerdam SEH Officer David Bass were welcomed to the city by Port Commissioner Bob Nelson along with representatives from the Sapphire Princess. Nelson…   read more of “Statendam and…”

Snapshots from Taku Glacier Lodge

Snapshots from Taku Glacier Lodge

Thanks to HAL guests Dave and Nancy for sending in these great photos taken in Juneau, Alaska during their recent Westerdam cruise. Here are some photos from our trip this August aboard the Westerdam. These were taken at Taku Lodge outside of Juneau, one of the excursions we selected aboard ship. — Dave & Nancy