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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

Sketch Is a Thoughtful Gesture from a Guest

Sketch Is a Thoughtful Gesture from a Guest

In May, during the ms Zaandam new hire crew lunch a special award was given the Prio Atmojo, assistant Lido steward. Due to Prio’s quick thinking and action, he was able to administer the Heimlich Maneuver to a passenger who was choking and saved his life. At a recent crew barbecue in Skagway, Captain Jan…   read more of “Sketch Is a…”

Recent Posts

Zaandam Celebrates 400th Voyage

Zaandam Celebrates 400th Voyage

Below are pictures of the ms Zaandam celebrating its 400th voyage. The cake was made by Alan Barrios, the patissier on board, and his team. Also pictured is Executive Chef Daniel Hrgic, Sam Brown, event manager; Executive Officer John Lammerts and the Dining Room Manager Andreas Mamangkey. The cake was enjoyed along with some excellent…   read more of “Zaandam Celebrates…”

Indonesian Crew Cast Ballots in Presidential Race

Indonesian Crew Cast Ballots in Presidential Race

Iskandar H.Wahono, Zaandam’s purser, sent us this note and photo of Indonesian crew members casting their votes in elections that are being held nationally today. Zaandam’s votes were mailed to Vancouver and will be counted as overseas votes. Once again the Indonesian crew on board the m/s Zaandam cast their vote on July 5th. A…   read more of “Indonesian Crew…”

Filipino Independence Celebrations Continue

Filipino Independence Celebrations Continue

Since such a large percentage of Holland America Line’s crew is Filipino, all of the ships celebrated Filipino Independence Day. Here are some more photos from the festivities. MAASDAM: From Crew Purser Greene: Filipino Independence Day for the Maasdam was a rainy day in Bar Harbor, Maine, hence the flag raising ceremony had to take…   read more of “Filipino…”

Filipino Crew Celebrate Independence Day

Filipino Crew Celebrate Independence Day

The ms Zaandam held the annual flag raising ceremony yesterday for the 111th Filipino Independence Day celebrations. The flag raising took place on the ship’s bow and was attended by ship’s staff, officers and all Filipino crew. Captain de Boer made an opening speech and then the Filipino crew sang the national anthem and the…   read more of “Filipino Crew…”

Ryndam Takes on Zaandam in Alaska

Ryndam Takes on Zaandam in Alaska

Last week while in Juneau, the crews of the Ryndam and Zaandam played a soccer match at Juneau-Douglas High School. My tigers were the winners 3-2! Iona is the Crew Purser on board Ryndam

Indonesian Crew Members Cast Their Ballots

Indonesian Crew Members Cast Their Ballots

Zaandam Crew Purser Myles Williams sent in these patriotic shots of the crew casting their absentee ballots for Indonesia’s parliamentary election day. The Indonesian elections are every five years, and this year they will be held April 9. All ballots must be mailed to the Vancouver consulate by this date. Fauzi Daud at Holland America…   read more of “Indonesian Crew…”

Postcards from Crew Tours in Hawaii

Postcards from Crew Tours in Hawaii

Myles Williams, Zaandam’s crew purser, sent us some photos from various crew tours in Hawaii. The crew work extremely hard, so it’s nice to see that they are able to enjoy some down-time and experience the ports of call. The three-hour trip along the beautiful coast of Maui enabled crew to see whales, dolphins, tiger…   read more of “Postcards from Crew…”