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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 & Zuiderdam at Vancouver

Westerdam & Zuiderdam at Vancouver

Thought you might like to see these. Westerdam (left) and Zuiderdam were both at Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 9. Loril Vancouver, B.C.

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Postcards from the Western Caribbean

Postcards from the Western Caribbean

Kim Farkas of Las Vegas, Nev., sent us these photos from her cruises on ms Amsterdam from San Diego to Valparaiso during November and December 2008, and on ms Westerdam in the western Caribbean in March. Captain Everson. The Neptune ceremony.

Kudos to Westerdam

Kudos to Westerdam

Hi, I wanted to say how much I have been enjoying the Holland America Blog, especially by following updates on Twitter. I also wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent cruise on the Westerdam (Southern Caribbean, April 5 – 12). It had been six years since our last cruise and we…   read more of “Kudos to…”

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Here is a picture from my recent trip on ms Westerdam to Half Moon Cay. It looks postcard perfect! I truly loved Half Moon Cay and felt like I was in paradise!!! Deb Gillespie

Westerdam Participates in Dutch Navy Exercise

Westerdam Participates in Dutch Navy Exercise

Recently, ms Westerdam acted as sparring partner in an exercise involving the Dutch Navy frigate Hr.Ms. Van Amstel off of Sint Maarten. The frigate presently is deployed in “the West,” acting in counter drugs and coast guard operations in waters around Dutch islands Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius. Right after Westerdam left the port…   read more of “Westerdam…”

About a Boy

About a Boy

I had a fun experience last cruise that I’d like to share – it’s not a fantastic port in the world nor a site we visited. It’s…ABOUT A BOY. As future cruise consultant sailing a western Caribbean itinerary on board the Westerdam during spring break season, I met 10-year-old Josh who stopped by my desk…   read more of “About a…”

Westerdam Crew Vote in the Indonesian Election

Westerdam Crew Vote in the Indonesian Election

Crew Purser Sonya Ribeiro sent us photos of Westerdam’s Indonesian crew casting their votes for the April 9 election. Private voting booths were created in the Internet Café. Overseeing the process was the ship’s Indonesian Unit Chairman Doni Maulana, Ship Ops Clerk Sukarto and Sailor AB Julius Behiju.

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Here is the Westerdam anchored at Half Moon Cay. Captain Harris thought I photoshopped this pictured I shot of his baby, but it was really this pretty today. Blue sky, blue sea, blue hull. A perfect trifecta.