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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 Celebrates India Independance

Zuiderdam Celebrates India Independance

The Indian community celebrated their independence on August 15th in the duty mess on board the Zuiderdam. After the national anthem was sung, our IT officer, Kishore Kumar Singh, read a brief history about India. Everyone that attended the celebration enjoyed the traditional food and music of India. Captain Werner Timmers prepares to cut the…   read more of “Zuiderdam…”

Recent Posts

Maryadi Marks 30 Years of Service

Maryadi Marks 30 Years of Service

The Zuiderdam Housekeeping team recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of their own. Maryadi Marsuni started with the company July 5th, 1979. His HAL Ring was presented by Captain Werner Timmers in the crew mess room. The housekeeping team also enjoyed an evening of karaoke, which commenced with the Captain and then the Hotel…   read more of “Maryadi Marks 30…”

Captain’s Log: Alert Bay

Captain’s Log: Alert Bay

On our way back to Vancouver I always like to cruise by Alert Bay, a small originally First Nation community of the Namgis or Nimpkish on Cormorant Island at the north end of Johnstone Strait. It was first visited by George Vancouver in 1792, who made friendly contact with the Namgis tribe. The island was…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Bear!

Captain’s Log: Bear!

Bear! When you hear that call, everything stops. The bear in the picture was spotted near Grand Pacific Glacier in Glacier Bay yesterday. We got within a quarter-mile of this bear. He stayed in view for about 45 minutes making it one of the best bears ever for me. If you didn’t see this one…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Interesting Ships

Captain’s Log: Interesting Ships

Sailing around the world you come across some interesting ships. Ketchikan is no exception and so here are two. First is an old light vessel that currently goes by the name Marine Bio Researcher. She used to be the LV196 and marked Umatilla Reef of the Oregon Coast from 1961 to 1971. She was built…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: T-Shirt Anyone?

Captain’s Log: T-Shirt Anyone?

Do you ever wonder if there is a t-shirt factory somewhere in Alaska, inland maybe, to supply all tourists with the requisite garb? The answer to that question leads to the next one. What about the rest of peoples’ needs? Pretty much everything that is sold in Alaska is brought in on barges. From t-shirts…   read more of “Captain’s…”