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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 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:

Recent Posts

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.

Float Trip in Juneau

Float Trip in Juneau

Annemarie, Westerdam’s crew purser, sent in this photo from a recent tour taken by the engine crew in Juneau, Alaska, in recognition of their continued great work performance. Floating along are Jener Obrero, machinist; Suheri, wiper; Eko Sunarno, wiper; Roy De Guzman, sr. machinist and Romeo Floriano, elec. technician

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Rocky the Bear

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Rocky the Bear

I liked Captain Timmer’s idea of giving a name to the bears in Glacier Bay. We also saw a bear in Glacier Bay and decided to call him after the famous boxer … Rocky!

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Passion for Flowers

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Passion for Flowers

We were in Juneau on Wednesday. For me it is still one of the more interesting destinations because more flowers can be found in Juneau than any of the other ports in this area. The vibrant colors and the endless number of details in these little things have always fascinated me. Especially when you like…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”