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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

Six ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Added in 2014

Six ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Added in 2014

Holland America Line is extending its highly successful “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” program with six theme cruises in 2014. Once again the program will culminate with a Champions Cruise guest dance-off competition on the Dec. 6, 2014, Caribbean sailing of ms Westerdam. The hugely popular onboard experience brings the excitement of ABC’s hit…   read more of “Six ‘Dancing…”

Recent Posts

Culinary Arts Center: Chef Kelly English’s Recipes & 2013 Caribbean Schedule

Culinary Arts Center: Chef Kelly English’s Recipes & 2013 Caribbean Schedule

On a recent Noordam cruise, Chef Kelly English entertained guests in the Culinary Arts Center with cooking demonstrations of three of his signature dishes: Harissa “Café Au Lait,” Grilled Peach Crème Brûlée and Spicy and Sweet Peach “Situation.” The recipes are below so you can make them at home. If you like to cook like…   read more of “Culinary Arts…”

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Fall is in full swing, and if the cooling temperatures have you dreaming of balmy breezes and turquoise waters, then it’s time to pack your bags for the Caribbean. Holland America Line ships are starting to reposition from their summer homes, and when Nieuw Amsterdam arrives at Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Oct….   read more of “Best Snorkeling…”

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

As colder weather approaches, it’s time for some of the ships to start repositioning to their winter homes. Recently Zuiderdam, Westerdam and Statendam said good-bye to Alaska before heading to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii/South Pacific, respectively. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh sent in photos of Westerdam at Vancouver, B.C., taken from his ship, Statendam….   read more of “Farewell Alaska:…”

HAL Musician Makes Team Christina on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

HAL Musician Makes Team Christina on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Holland America Line’s very own Stephanie Anne Johnson, a solo guitarist from Tacoma, Wash., who has performed on several Holland America Line ships, auditioned on the hit program “The Voice” Oct. 1 during the blind auditions round and was chosen to be on Team Christina! Many Holland America Line employees helped with the creation of…   read more of “HAL Musician Makes…”

Calving: Breakaways in Glacier Bay

Calving: Breakaways in Glacier Bay

Alaska: the last frontier. The untouched quality of Alaskan wilderness lends itself to a sense of adventure and exciting natural occasions. Alaska Inside Passage cruises offer guests incredible views of one of the most exciting natural attractions in the state, glacier calving. Glacier calving is a natural event that occurs when large portions of glaciers…   read more of “Calving: Breakaways…”

Half Moon Cay Rocks

Half Moon Cay Rocks

Ah, the fabulous beaches of Half Moon Cay. Don’t you wish you were there? Guests Jos and Monique Bruijstens enjoyed spending their winter holiday with us, and they sent in these great shots in honor of “Beach Week!” Enjoy! Last December we had a wonderful cruise on board ms Westerdam in the Caribbean. For us…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”