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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

Kudos to Westerdam’s Chef and Culinary Staff

Kudos to Westerdam’s Chef and Culinary Staff

HAL guest Sade Krind sent us this note and photo from her recent Westerdam cruise. Thanks, Sade! During our recent cruise aboard the m.s. Westerdam (Dec. 10 – 24, 2010), we were fortunate to meet Chef Emerson Serrano and his Lido Staff who we found to be some of the most friendly, likeable and efficient…   read more of “Kudos to…”

Recent Posts

Captain’s Log: A Visit by the U.S. Coast Guard

Captain’s Log: A Visit by the U.S. Coast Guard

On December 10 the Westerdam was visited by 30 participants of a U.S. Coast Guard “Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise.” This was part of the Advanced Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. They visited all parts of the ship, but were unfortunately not able to visit the Engine Room. Holland America Line requires people to…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Port Everglades is a Busy Port

Port Everglades is a Busy Port

Hello again from the Netherlands. The last few weeks we have been in Florida to catch some sun. We saw 4 HAL ships in Ft Lauderdale. Here you’ll find pictures of Noordam, Zuiderdam and Westerdam from Friday, December 3 and Eurodam from December 4.

Thanksgiving Day Around the Fleet

Thanksgiving Day Around the Fleet

Here are some scenes from Thanksgiving Day celebrations throughout the HAL fleet. Enjoy! Amsterdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld submitted these photos from the ship’s on board festivities:

Halloween Photos from Westerdam

Halloween Photos from Westerdam

Westerdam’s on board Marketing Manager Suzanne Fontaine shared with us these photos from the ship’s recent Halloween celebration. Thanks, Suzanne!

A Four-Funnel HAL Ship?

A Four-Funnel HAL Ship?

As these two ships passed each other, I realized that I had taken a picture of what a four-funnel Holland America liner spanning 1800-feet might look like. They put Norwegian Epic to shame and are much better looking! – Iain McGeachy