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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

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Antarctica By The Numbers: Cruise to This Elusive Continent

Antarctica By The Numbers: Cruise to This Elusive Continent

A journey to Antarctica is one few have made, but many dream about. With a Holland America Line cruise, that dream can easily become a reality. Antarctica is a destination of superlatives, with words like “biggest,” “largest” and “coldest” often used when speaking about the world’s most remote continent. The breathtaking scenic beauty, remote locale…   read more of “Antarctica By The…”

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New Stop at Talkeetna & Base Camp Highlight 2016 Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

New Stop at Talkeetna & Base Camp Highlight 2016 Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

The incredible Alaska landscape is one of the few places in the world that is best seen by combining a cruise with an overland adventure, and Holland America Line’s signature Land+Sea Journeys offer guests more ways to see this remote and off-the-beaten path part of the world. The 13 Land+Sea Journeys options range from 10…   read more of “New Stop at…”

Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South

Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South

Holland America Line cruises travel all over the world, and some of the most unique and exciting shore excursions are the many wildlife tours highlighting native species unique to an area. If you’re cruising to South America or Australia and New Zealand, keep your eyes peeled for an adorable little bird unique to the South…   read more of “Are Seeing Penguins…”

Honoring Holland America Line’s Crew Members on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Honoring Holland America Line’s Crew Members on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Today is “Day of the Seafarer,” and it’s a day to celebrate the hardworking crew members you meet on every cruise. It is the fifth year that the International Maritime Organization has celebrated this campaign. In 2010, the Diplomatic Conference that met in Manila, the Philippines, agreed that the unique contribution made by seafarers from…   read more of “Honoring Holland…”

On Location: Cruising Through Antarctica With an Expedition Team Member

On Location: Cruising Through Antarctica With an Expedition Team Member

It won’t be long before Zaandam and Prinsendam return to cruising the incredible waters of Antarctica. A visit to the world’s most remote continent is a once-in-a-life journey for most, and Holland America Line ensures that every guests’ experience is as enriched and fulfilling as possible. To enhance a visit to Antarctica, Holland America Line…   read more of “On Location:…”

HAL Tops List of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies for 2014

HAL Tops List of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies for 2014

Holland America Line topped the list in 2014 for the World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies who submitted weather information to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Holland America Line fleet of 15 ships sent in a combined total of 22,281 observations during the year, landing them at number one. Holland America…   read more of “HAL Tops List of…”

Rounding Cape Horn: Take a HAL Cruise on the Ultimate South America Adventure

Rounding Cape Horn: Take a HAL Cruise on the Ultimate South America Adventure

There are a few destinations so iconic — even fabled — that they draw adventure-seekers from around the world. Cape Horn, the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, fits the bill. The rocky terrain extends into Drake Passage, rising to a height of 1,391 feet. 150 years ago the trip…   read more of “Rounding Cape Horn:…”

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

On two recent cruises, both Zuiderdam and Zaandam were called upon to assist vessels in need of assistance. At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and…   read more of “HAL’s…”