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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

Snapshots from a Sunfarer Voyage

Snapshots from a Sunfarer Voyage

Big thanks to HAL guest Bryan for these gorgeous photographs. Bryan took Zuiderdam’s Panama Canal Sunfarer Voyage and got some amazing shots he wanted to share with us. Thanks again, Bryan!

Recent Posts

140 Years Young: Zuiderdam Completes Extensive Enhancements

140 Years Young: Zuiderdam Completes Extensive Enhancements

May 28, 2008: Zuiderdam completes the second phase of the Signature of Excellence enhancements. After a three-week dry dock in the Fincantieri Palermo Shipyard, Zuiderdam emerged with 34 new guest staterooms, the addition of an Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, a larger Pinnacle Grill restaurant, the addition of a new Pinnacle Bar,…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Kudos for a Zuiderdam Cruise

Kudos for a Zuiderdam Cruise

The Caribbean and the Panama Canal March 2012 was my first ever cruise with HAL and my friend’s second. Visiting so many fascinating places and seeing the Panama Canal was fantastic. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked another cruise for November. We are two English ladies who have both lost our husbands…   read more of “Kudos for a…”

Enjoying the Little Things

Enjoying the Little Things

Thanks to Sara Morrison, HAL’s Coordinator of Onboard Sales, for sharing this post from her Zuiderdam cruise. I have found that the key to a great vacation is slowing down and taking the time to enjoy the little things. Simple things like palm trees swaying in the Aruba breeze; birds soaring in Bonaire on an…   read more of “Enjoying the Little…”

Zuiderdam Postcards from the Panama Canal

Zuiderdam Postcards from the Panama Canal

Special thanks to Sara Morrison, HAL’s Coordinator of Onboard Sales, for sharing this post from her Zuiderdam cruise. Before going on vacation I studied up on the history of the Panama Canal and how it was made. As a result of my homework, I eagerly anticipated our partial transit of the Panama Canal all week….   read more of “Zuiderdam Postcards…”

A Visit to the Embera Village: Part 2

A Visit to the Embera Village: Part 2

Thanks to Sara Morrison, Holland America Line’s coordinator of onboard sales, for sharing these fabulous photos from her visit to the native Embera Indian Village during her recent cruise aboard Zuiderdam.

Zuiderdam’s Crew Barbecue on the Bow

Zuiderdam’s Crew Barbecue on the Bow

On April 14th, Zuiderdam crew members enjoyed a nice barbecue lunch on the forward bow while in Bonaire. Great weather helped set the mood for a wonderful meal!

Zuiderdam Feasts on International Buffet

Zuiderdam Feasts on International Buffet

Here’s a few snapshots from our International Buffet on board Zuiderdam. The crew took some time off to sit down and have a meal together, consisting of dishes from all over the world. Everyone enjoyed the diverse dishes and had an overall great time.