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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

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Goodbye San Diego

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Goodbye San Diego

The voyage has started. We are en route from San Diego towards the Panama Canal with a lot of diverse ports and scenery. Let’s hope for good weather and great opportunities to take some good photos in the upcoming weeks. Here’s one final look at the Stars and Stripes on top of the building at…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Recent Posts

San Diego: Perfect Port For Families

San Diego: Perfect Port For Families

[Holland America Line’s Westerdam is in San Diego today.] For families, there is no better cruise port than San Diego. Only a few minutes from the cruise terminal is Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Encompassing 1,200 acres, Balboa Park is second only to the Smithsonian in size and is often referred to…   read more of “San Diego: Perfect…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Farewell, Alaska Flowers

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Farewell, Alaska Flowers

To wrap up the Alaskan season, I wanted to share some more of the flower pictures I’ve taken over the past months. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Westerdam’s hotel manager.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Seattle — Home of the Space Needle

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Seattle — Home of the Space Needle

Westerdam called at Seattle, Wash., yesterday, Sept. 27. Since 1962, the Space Needle is the most visited tourist attraction in Seattle. The Space Needle was built to serve as the focal piece for the 1962’s World’s Fair (AKA ‘world expo’ or ‘universal exposition’), which is the name given to various large public exhibitions held since…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Goodbye Alaska

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Goodbye Alaska

Yesterday was our last visit to Glacier Bay, and what a great finale to close the season. What a spectacular way to end our visits to the national park — a great view, great weather and perfect calvings. Entering the park:

Bert’s Beauty Shots: More Bears

Bert’s Beauty Shots: More Bears

I went out for a hike in Ketchikan last Friday. When I saw a little creek, I got into the water and walked upstream in the hope to see a bear. It took me 10 minutes before I saw this guy. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Westerdam’s hotel manager.