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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

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…”

Recent Posts

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.

Postcards from Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Postcards from Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Guest Helen Brixey sent us this note and photos that really capture the essence of Holland America’s private island from her cruise aboard Westerdam last year. Hello, I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from our day at Half Moon Cay during our stop there on board the Westerdam in April 2008….   read more of “Postcards from Half…”

Westerdam’s Basketball Team Remains Undefeated

Westerdam’s Basketball Team Remains Undefeated

In addition to being a tight-knit, dedicated crew, Westerdam’s basketball team remains undefeated after our last four match-ups with other ships. Aside from being a talented group of athletes, they can also hold the title of the most creative and environmentally friendly team as well. The bright yellow jerseys they are wearing were made by…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

Westerdam’s Crew Ready for America’s Cup

Westerdam’s Crew Ready for America’s Cup

Westerdam crew members experienced the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup race boats in the warm, blue waters and trade winds of St. Maarten. They became a different kind of crew, as they were assigned jobs as grinders, trimmers, look-outs and time-keepers. The two boats were neck and neck throughout the entire race and…   read more of “Westerdam’s…”

Postcard from Alaska’s Inside Passage

Postcard from Alaska’s Inside Passage

Tim Quimby sent us this note and photo of himself and wife Margie on their first cruise to Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the Westerdam. This was our first cruise and we had a blast. Next January we are sailing aboard the Westerdam from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the Western & Eastern Caribbean Collector Voyage. Can’t…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Sunset from Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Sunset from Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Janice Morgan sent us this gorgeous sunset shot taken aboard the Westerdam after a long day at Half Moon Cay. If you have a favorite sunset photo from a Holland America cruise, share it with us.