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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

Meet Barman Oro Dugan

Meet Barman Oro Dugan

Barman Oro Dugan is not only an excellent barman on board the Zuiderdam, he is also a champion martial artist. Oro is an avid student and teacher of the Philippine national sport—arnis (stick fighting). Oro learned the sport of arnis in his physical education class at college. He was a fast learner and quickly mastered…   read more of “Meet Barman Oro…”

Recent Posts

Students in Curacao Tour Zuiderdam

Students in Curacao Tour Zuiderdam

Highly-motivated students from two tourism management training schools on the island of Curacao got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Zuiderdam while the ship was in port. Two groups of 10 students and their supervisors were welcomed by Hotel Manager Kees van Santen in the Crow’s Nest, complete with a panoramic view of the beautiful harbor…   read more of “Students in Curacao…”

A Balinese Tasting in Curacao for Zuiderdam Crew

A Balinese Tasting in Curacao for Zuiderdam Crew

Zuiderdam’s call at Curacao included a gourmet Balinese tasting at the new Tempou Dulu. Executive Chef Henny Kolenbrander invited Hotel Manager Kees van Santen and four of his crew messroom team to spend the afternoon sampling Indonesian delights. Tempou Dulu is a 150-seat restaurant that transfers you to the heart of Bali in Curacao. Executive…   read more of “A Balinese Tasting…”

Captain’s Log: Farewell to Joop

Captain’s Log: Farewell to Joop

The ship’s CO2 firefighting system is a very important safety system and it has to be checked thoroughly every year to make sure it is ready for use in case of a fire in the engine spaces. This service has been performed on all HAL vessels by one man, Joop Peitsman. Working for subcontractor Ajax,…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Shopping, Dutch Style

Captain’s Log: Shopping, Dutch Style

Living in Florida, there are some things that are just not available. Luckily the ship goes to Aruba and Curaçao where all the necessary staples of life, Dutch style, are available in the supermarket close to the ship. So I regularly take a trip there to stock up on Dutch cheese, hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), stroopwafels…   read more of “Captain’s…”

HAL Ships Unite to Help Haiti

HAL Ships Unite to Help Haiti

Noordam Hotel Manager Mark Pells shared this note and amazing photos of the HAL family uniting to help the earthquake survivors in Haiti. With the help of the Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Eurodam and Ryndam teams, the Noordam officers, the Seattle-based corporate staff and a host of others, we landed well over 17,000 pounds of food, clothing…   read more of “HAL Ships Unite to…”