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ms Zaandam

ms Zaandam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,432
Crew Members:
615
Gross Tonnage:
61,396 grt
Length:
781 feet
Maximum Speed:
23 knots
Dedicated:
May 2000
Godmother:
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Latest Post

South America Lookbook: Cruising to Chile, Argentina & the Falkland Islands

South America Lookbook: Cruising to Chile, Argentina & the Falkland Islands

Cruising with Holland America Line for over 15 years, guest William Norton and his wife had have shared some incredible adventures. Luckily for us, William uses his love of photography to beautifully capture these amazing adventures and allows us to share them with you, our readers. If you’re looking for inspiration for you next cruise,…   read more of “South America…”

Recent Posts

Thinking About a South America Cruise in 2016/17? Check Out These HAL Options

Thinking About a South America Cruise in 2016/17? Check Out These HAL Options

South America is known for its diverse landscapes and radiant culture where one minute you’re climbing Machu Picchu to pose with llamas and next you’re at the Falkland Islands hanging with penguins. The country has a magnitude of adventurous and cultural activities, and the hardest part is choosing which cruise to take. Holland America Line…   read more of “Thinking About a…”

Tips for Glacier Bay Cruising as Nieuw Amsterdam Kicks Off Alaska Season

Tips for Glacier Bay Cruising as Nieuw Amsterdam Kicks Off Alaska Season

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam arrived at the Port of Seattle Friday, April 29, marking the start of the city’s summer Alaska homeport cruise season. We’ve increased our Seattle calls this year to 55, and three Holland America Line ships will sail roundtrip Seattle routes in 2016: Westerdam arrives Saturday, May 7; Amsterdam arrives Sunday,…   read more of “Tips for Glacier…”

Looking for an Exotic Adventure? These Cruises Should be on Your Radar

Looking for an Exotic Adventure? These Cruises Should be on Your Radar

For many travelers, the word exotic conjures up images of shorelines fringed with lush landscapes and swaying palms, mystical scenery enhanced by bold colors, uncharted culturals and striking tastes that delight the palate. At Holland America Line, cruises to exotic locales take our guests to places like the Far East, South Pacific, Australia and New…   read more of “Looking for an…”

Make the Most of Your Alaska Cruise with a Tour Package in Vancouver

Make the Most of Your Alaska Cruise with a Tour Package in Vancouver

During a Holland America Line cruise to Alaska, the sights and sounds of the Last Frontier are front and center during the seven-day voyage. From interesting ports like Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan to the spectacular scenery of Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord, guests marvels at the beauty of the region. In…   read more of “Make the Most of…”

From Beaches to Bergs: Two Extremes on a Cruise to South America and Antarctica

From Beaches to Bergs: Two Extremes on a Cruise to South America and Antarctica

Lively and tropical, yet also remote and ice-capped, South America is all about contrast. From fall 2016 through Spring 2017, Holland America Line will offer a comprehensive South America deployment, featuring four of our premium ships sailing itineraries from 14- to 48-days. We will be the only major line to cruise this region in the…   read more of “From Beaches to…”

Eureka! Win a Gold Nugget in Holland America’s ‘Find Your Gold’ Sweeps

Eureka! Win a Gold Nugget in Holland America’s ‘Find Your Gold’ Sweeps

In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, Holland America Line is launching a “Find Your Gold” sweepstakes that will award five lucky winners an authentic gold nugget valued at approximately $1,000. As the only cruise line to offer Alaska and Yukon travel, the glistening golden treasure is the prefect representation of…   read more of “Eureka! Win a Gold…”

Book a Cruise and Receive Two Free Journeys Ashore at AFAR’s Favorite Ports

Book a Cruise and Receive Two Free Journeys Ashore at AFAR’s Favorite Ports

Holland America Line is sweetening the deal for travelers who book select 2016 and 2017 cruises by Feb. 29, 2016. Guests who call at AFAR’s favorite ports in Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South America receive two free Journeys Ashore. Holland America Line is collaborating with experiential travel expert AFAR Media to help cruisers create more…   read more of “Book a Cruise and…”