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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’s Crew Visits Pompeii

Westerdam’s Crew Visits Pompeii

One of the privileges of being an employee of HAL is a possibility to see different places. On April 29 in the port of Naples, a crew tour to Pompeii was organized. Fifty-one crew members were able to attend and to discover the Roman city buried, but completely preserved, by Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in 79…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

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Postcards from Funchal, Madeira

Postcards from Funchal, Madeira

Madeira, Portugal is one of my favourite ports of call. What does Madeira have to offer? The ship is usually docked in Funchal, the capital of the island, and it has its name from funche (fennel in Portuguese) which grows in abundance in this place.

Westerdam’s Grand Show Buffet

Westerdam’s Grand Show Buffet

On April 26, Westerdam’s culinary department organized a special event for the guests on board. During lunch time, an amazing show buffet was presented to the ship’s guest with an array of delicious foods, exquisitely displayed on the tables. More than 650 guests attended the show buffet and many of them left with raving remarks…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

Westerdam visits Cadiz, Spain

Westerdam visits Cadiz, Spain

One of the great opportunities ship employees have is being able to explore different ports of call. On April 24, Westerdam docked at Cadiz, Spain — a beautiful city famous for its cathedral (third largest in the world), a seaside promenade, the Falla theatre and shopping! These photos were taken by Made Dwi Payana, our…   read more of “Westerdam visits…”

Waltzing on Westerdam

Waltzing on Westerdam

In preparation for Westerdam’s Black and White Ball, Chief Officer Marco Carsjens had an excellent idea to organize a ballroom dancing class for officers. Captain Henk Keijer and the ship’s staff all agreed that this would be a great idea. Officers and concessionaire partners were invited to join the class instructed by Westerdam’s entertainment cast…   read more of “Waltzing on…”

Evening Photos of Westerdam in Dry Dock

Evening Photos of Westerdam in Dry Dock

The Westerdam finished her dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas and the ship is looking excellent both inside and outside. Today, the Westerdam will start her 20-day repositioning cruise to Europe and will welcome all her guests on board the beautiful ship. Below are a few evening shots from the Westerdam in dry dock.

Captain’s Log: Dinner on the Bridge

Captain’s Log: Dinner on the Bridge

Recently, I invited all deck and engineering officers to the Bridge for a well-deserved dinner after a long day of work at the shipyard during dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. Those in attendance included Chief Engineer Jack Keijer, Chief Officer Marco Carsjens, Superintendent Jeen Bakker and Electrical Superintendent Wiel Penders. A variety of delicious Indian…   read more of “Captain’s…”