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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 Calls at Rotterdam Today

Westerdam Calls at Rotterdam Today

Dear HAL Bloggers, Today the ms Westerdam visited her homeport [of Rotterdam]. See how Henri Hudson is passing her. Kind regards, Hans

Video: Westerdam Calls at Rotterdam

Video: Westerdam Calls at Rotterdam

Hallo HALBlog readers, Yesterday, after 5 years ms Westerdam returned home for a series of cruises from her home port of Rotterdam. It was a happy return of a good friend. Around 18.30 hrs she departed with a bunch of happy waving and cheering passengers on deck and well-wishers on the dockside. Here are some…   read more of “Video: Westerdam…”

Westerdam Hosts Charity Gala

Westerdam Hosts Charity Gala

The Westerdam recently hosted a benefit gala to support C.H.A.I.N. (Children with Handicaps Action in Namibia), a local charity based in Swakopmund. C.H.A.I.N. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “help disabled children reach their fullest potential and to develop skills for independent living.” Founded in 1992, C.H.A.I.N. has grown to a staff of…   read more of “Westerdam Hosts…”

Fun and Tradition When ‘Crossing the Line’

Fun and Tradition When ‘Crossing the Line’

The Westerdam crossed the equator at 10:08 a.m. (one hour past GMT) and commemorated the special event with a “Crossing the Line” ceremony. To a completely packed Lido aft deck, the Westerdam ‘troop’ translated the event in German for our guests and made this a very festive and playful occasion for all! It was a…   read more of “Fun and Tradition…”

Westerdam’s Crew Enjoy ‘Seal and Dolphin’ Tour

Westerdam’s Crew Enjoy ‘Seal and Dolphin’ Tour

Nearly 500 crew members of the Westerdam had the opportunity to take part in a complimentary “Seal and Dolphin” excursion, offered whilst the vessel was in Namibia. The three-hour boat ride provided the crew with the rare chance to observe and interact with the unique wildlife of Walvis Bay, which is habitat to flamingos, pelicans,…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

HAL’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Shore Excursion

HAL’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Shore Excursion

In August 2010, Westerdam and Eurodam will call at South Queensferry and guests will have the opportunity to experience Scotland’s renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an annual parade showcasing great music, dance and marching bands with performances by the British Armed Forces, International military bands and performers from all over the world. The highlight of…   read more of “HAL’s Royal…”

Postcards from a Westerdam Cruise

Postcards from a Westerdam Cruise

These are just a few photos from our recent Mediterranean cruise on the Westerdam. We had a wonderful time and every aspect of the trip was excellent. — Richard and Rhoda Klein