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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

Happy Hour: Vodka Sour

Happy Hour: Vodka Sour

Guest Sarah Hagen requested the recipe for this drink, and we thought we’d share it with all of you! Thanks to Kenneth Johnson, Zuiderdam’s beverage manager, for sending in Bartender John Villarosa’s recipe to the blog. More on the outfit later! Vodka Sour: One slice of orange One slice of lemon Both muddled, then pack…   read more of “Happy Hour: Vodka…”

Recent Posts

Cruise Diary: Cruising Alaska, Day 1

Cruise Diary: Cruising Alaska, Day 1

Jessica Au recently sailed aboard Zuiderdam and blogged about it. Aboard Zuiderdam’s Aug. 14 cruise — Day One: The sail from Vancouver, B.C. to Tracy Arms, Alaska, was quite lovely as it was smooth sailing all the way! The sun was out, the skies were blue, and the temperature was remarkable, staying around 70-75°F. So…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

First-Time Cruisers Sing HAL Praises

First-Time Cruisers Sing HAL Praises

First-time HAL cruiser Kevin Elsley, along with his wife Norma and two other couples, spent a week on board Zuiderdam cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage. Mr. Elsley sent us this wonderful article and photos highlighting their unforgettable experience. Nobody probably will ever know for sure, so there’s a real chance it could have been me. Someone…   read more of “First-Time Cruisers…”

Zuiderdam Gets On Deck for the Cure

Zuiderdam Gets On Deck for the Cure

During Zuiderdam’s On Deck for the Cure event, guests and crew members put their sea legs to good use by walking around the ship’s deck before gathering in the Crow’s Nest for the celebratory pink lemonade social. Special thanks to Zuiderdam’s human resources manager Joe Reina for the photos.

Captain’s Log: Catch of the Day

Captain’s Log: Catch of the Day

This was the catch of the day yesterday in Ketchikan. This little Halibut weighed in at 99 pounds and was brought in by my wife Sherron on a 25-pound salmon line. Today we are eating fish. Best Regards, Captain Werner Timmers Master ms Zuiderdam