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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

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier

There is nothing better than cruising out of Seattle on ms Westerdam to Alaska. This trip started out with sunshine and a few broken clouds and has continued as we move toward Hubbard Glacier today. The highlight of the trip thus far was the helicopter tour to the Mendenhall Glacier and drinking from the pristine…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Recent Posts

Beautiful Scenes in Juneau, Alaska

Beautiful Scenes in Juneau, Alaska

Thanks to HAL guest Nancy from Prescott, AZ, who recently cruised on Westerdam and sent in some beautiful pictures of the trip. Here are some photos from our Juneau port visit on August 22 aboard Westerdam. The food was divine, the service impeccable, and the trip exceeded our expectations. Can’t wait to do it all…   read more of “Beautiful Scenes in…”

Westerdam Congratulates HAL University Graduates

Westerdam Congratulates HAL University Graduates

On August 11, Westerdam had the first graduation ceremony for the officers and supervisors who graduated from HAL University. In total 40 officers and supervisors completed their Leadership Academy and Supervisory Excellence. For five weeks they went through all the learning material and worked very hard. Great accomplishment. Congratulations to all. Jaime de Castro van…   read more of “Westerdam…”

Seattle Archbishop Sartain Visits Westerdam

Seattle Archbishop Sartain Visits Westerdam

Holland America Line welcomed the Catholic Seafarer’s Center onboard the ms Westerdam Saturday, July 30 for its annual luncheon. The Catholic Seafarers’ Center is a social service agency in the Archdiocese of Seattle that provides a variety of services to many of our HAL crew members. The group hailed a remarkable 300 guests including Stein…   read more of “Seattle Archbishop…”

A New Dawn, A New Day

A New Dawn, A New Day

We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite sunrise photo, and we got some gorgeous shots. Enjoy! Panama Canal Cruise on Zuiderdam. April 2-12, 2011. Taken between 6:45-7:15am, April 10, 2011 — John M. Campbell Taken from the Rotterdam on June 1, 2011, our last night on board, between Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. — Joyce Halee

Close Encounters of the Bear Kind!

Close Encounters of the Bear Kind!

When Mary Schimmelman, HAL’s public relations manager, recently sailed on Westerdam in Alaska, she sent us this amazing photo taken at Fortress of the Bear in Sitka during the Fortress of the Bear and Sea Otter Quest shore excursion.

iPhone iBlog: Galley Tour

iPhone iBlog: Galley Tour

The Culinary Arts Center demo was followed by a Behind the Scenes Galley Tour with our Executive Chef Troy Wastell. On board we have 97 chefs, two butchers and seven pastry chefs.