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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

Latest Post

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:…”

Recent Posts

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.

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

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. All aboard a smaller, but double-engined excursion vessel in Tracy Arm with a unique two-tiered viewing platform behind the wheelhouse above the spacious cabin. Luckily, no need to jockey for…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”

Cruise Diary: Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Center

Cruise Diary: Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Center

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. Good thing I got up early for golf, because I wouldn’t have wanted to miss seeing the man who turned orphaned animals into movie stars interact with his menagerie. The…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”