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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

Westerdam’s Dry Dock at Freeport

Westerdam’s Dry Dock at Freeport

Dry dock always gets a reaction from the crew. Depending on your department and position, it can be fun, exciting, enormous amounts of work or not so much. As the Cruise Consultants currently assigned to the Westerdam, we opted to stay on board during dry dock. While we could have gone home for the duration,…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

Recent Posts

She Said Yes!

She Said Yes!

Dear Hal, On my recent sailing on the Westerdam (March 21–28), a touching event unfolded at the table next to me during our last night of dining. The HAL server brought out a huge baked Alaska to a young woman. A small dish held a jewelry box, and she withdrew a diamond engagement ring as…   read more of “She Said…”

Looking Back to Look Forward

Hello HAL Blog readers, This year ms Westerdam will return (after 5 years) to her home port for a series of cruises. HAL fans are looking forward to her arrival on July 26, 2010. Therefore, I want to share with you a video shot 6 years ago starring the brand new Holland America Line ms…   read more of “Looking Back to…”

Happy Birthday Tiziano!

Happy Birthday Tiziano!

Recently my son Tiziano celebrated his third birthday. He is a huge fan of Buzz Lightyear from the movie ‘Toy Story’ so we asked the culinary department to make a special cake for him. This cake was made by Renebert Jalata, assistant pastry chef, and the result was amazing! Special thanks to Renebert and her…   read more of “Happy Birthday…”

Postcards from Curacao

Postcards from Curacao

HAL guests Martin and Paula Keogh shared with us these photos from their 2001 cruise aboard ms Zaandam and their most recent cruise to Curacao aboard ms Westerdam in Feb. 2010. Thanks guys! These six photos were taken in Curacao. Two were taken on our first cruise aboard Zaandam in 2001 and the others were…   read more of “Postcards from…”

HAL Ships Unite to Help Haiti

HAL Ships Unite to Help Haiti

Noordam Hotel Manager Mark Pells shared this note and amazing photos of the HAL family uniting to help the earthquake survivors in Haiti. With the help of the Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Eurodam and Ryndam teams, the Noordam officers, the Seattle-based corporate staff and a host of others, we landed well over 17,000 pounds of food, clothing…   read more of “HAL Ships Unite to…”

Westerdam Brightens the Holidays in Grand Turk

Westerdam Brightens the Holidays in Grand Turk

Peter Tukker, Westerdam’s environmental officer, sent us this photo from the ship’s gift donation event in Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, on Dec.15, 2009.