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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

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South America Cruises Feature Unique Bandoneon Music

South America Cruises Feature Unique Bandoneon Music

When guests embark on a South America cruise with Holland America Line, “On Location” features extensive programming that brings the culture, history and cuisine of the continent onboard.

Recent Posts

It’s all About Exploring on an Overnight Call at Bangkok

It’s all About Exploring on an Overnight Call at Bangkok

On many longer cruises, the ships stay at port overnight on select calls during the voyage to give guests an opportunity to explore the city, experience the nightlife and perhaps go overland to a destination unreachable by cruise ship. Some guests even choose to book a hotel for the night and stay ashore. On a…   read more of “It’s all…”

Zaandam Heads to South America for 2013-14 Season

Zaandam Heads to South America for 2013-14 Season

Come October, there will be a new ship exploring South America. Along with ms Maasdam and ms Prinsendam (who will do longer cruises), ms Zaandam will head south and spend the season rounding Cape Horn at the tip of the continent and traveling to Antarctica. The ship wraps up the season with a monthlong repositioning…   read more of “Zaandam Heads to…”

South America: A Continent of Wonders

South America: A Continent of Wonders

This week we’re celebrating South America, one of the most exciting, culturally rich and captivating continents. For travelers looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, bucket-list adventures and beauty that is beyond a photographer’s wildest dreams, South America has it all. Here are seven of South America’s natural wonders to hopefully entice you to join us on ms…   read more of “South America: A…”

Celebrating 30 Years of Marriage in Alaska

Thanks to guest Matt Dorney for sending us this video he made of his cruise to Alaska. Matt boarded Zaandam with his wife Donna to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Thanks to guest Catherine McCall for sending us some photos from her Alaska cruise. I travelled to Alaska June 9, 2013 on the Zaandam…while passengers were enjoying a glorious day ashore in Ketchican, crew members were painting the ship!! Then, at Skagway, another shot of the Zaandam in port. I took well over 1000 photos…   read more of “Zaandam Gets a…”

Cruise Diary: OnLocation Still on my Mind

Cruise Diary: OnLocation Still on my Mind

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and and couldn’t resist sharing one last adventure with us. Thank goodness I booked a Collectors’ Voyage (which is a back to back) because it gave me time to enjoy the ship and rest up from time ashore….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Alaskan Adventures – Thanking the Crew

Cruise Diary: Alaskan Adventures – Thanking the Crew

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Thanking the HAL crew with these snapshots for welcoming my first time cruiser friends so warmly. Beverage Manager Hans Becker well represents the personal charm of HAL’s officers. It was…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”