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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

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…”

Recent Posts

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:…”

Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino community recently celebrated their 115th Independence Day on June 12th. The day started with a flag raising ceremony and traditional dance presentation, then lead to tug-of-war games on the pier, followed by an appreciation dinner and later a crew party.

Cruise Diary: Ketchikan – Misty Fjord by Float Plane

Cruise Diary: Ketchikan – Misty Fjord by Float Plane

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. Oh my…Misty Fjord by Float Plane was a sleeper! With back to back Alaskan cruises ending, I never expected another surprise. Such grandeur in Misty Fjord, only reachable by float…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

An Impressive Backdrop for Zaandam

An Impressive Backdrop for Zaandam

Thanks to Dave Fields, Oosterdam’s coordinator of sales and promotions, for sharing this great picture of Zaandam at Juneau, Alaska. Here’s a nice shot of Zaandam at port in Juneau, Alaska. I took this as we sailed away on Oosterdam on a beautiful afternoon.