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Zuiderdam

Zuiderdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,916
Crew Members:
817
Gross Tonnage:
82,305 grt
Length:
936 feet
Maximum Speed:
24 knots
Dedicated:
December 2002
Godmother:
Journalist Joan Lunden

Latest Post

Zuiderdam Soccer Team on a Winning Streak

Zuiderdam Soccer Team on a Winning Streak

With the Alaska Season starting up again, the crew can play soccer in Juneau. The Zuiderdam is in Juneau, together with our sister ship the Westerdam and also the Star Princess. This makes for some good games. The Zuiderdam players beat both the Westerdam & Star Princess Team! We hope they are up for a…   read more of “Zuiderdam Soccer…”

Recent Posts

Capturing the Wonders of Alaska

Capturing the Wonders of Alaska

Thanks to guest Giles Bobersky for sending in such stunning pictures from his Alaska cruise aboard Zuiderdam. He was able to capture some amazing shots of glaciers calving in South Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord.  Here are a few shots from a most memorable trip. Looking forward to a return someday!— Giles Bobersky

Taking my Mother-In-Law on her First Vacation

Taking my Mother-In-Law on her First Vacation

Thanks to Betsy Majma for sharing this touching story about cruising on Zuiderdam with her mother-in-law. My mother-in-law had never been on a vacation her whole life that did not include visiting relatives. We waited for years for her husband to exit his misery so that she would be free to travel without worrying about…   read more of “Taking my…”

Kudos for the Island Magic Steel Band

Kudos for the Island Magic Steel Band

My wife and I were on the last cruise of the Zuiderdam for the Caribbean season from April 8 to April 19. We had the opportunity to attend both concerts of the Island Magic Steel Band. It has been many years since I enjoyed a presentation such as theirs. They are just a phenomenal band…   read more of “Kudos for the…”

Half Moon Cay … A Return To Paradise

Half Moon Cay … A Return To Paradise

Journalist Georgina Cruz recently sailed on Zuiderdam and sent in this great post about her call at Half Moon Cay. Somewhere, the mind knows intuitively, there is an island as easy as Sunday morning, as cool as a tropical fruit sorbet, and as fun as the playgrounds of our youth. Fortunate travelers find it at…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

Zuiderdam’s Ship Building Contest

Zuiderdam’s Ship Building Contest

In celebration of our 140th birthday, we organized a ship building contest among crew members aboard Zuiderdam. The ships were presented at the “History of Holland America-Then & Now” sales presentation for guests to vote on their favorite ships. Guests voted on “Favorite Ship,” “Most Creative Ship” and “Most Realistic Ship.” The ship voted as…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”

Zuiderdam’s 140th Anniversary Cake

Zuiderdam’s 140th Anniversary Cake

Journalist Georgina Cruz recently sailed on Zuiderdam during the company’s 140th Anniversary celebrations. She sent in this lovely photo of the ship’s cake. Here’s a photo of the cake from the Zuiderdam — it was a great anniversary party! And what a cake! — Georgina Cruz