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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

Captain’s Log: Foggy Illusions

Captain’s Log: Foggy Illusions

Aboard Zuiderdam Sometimes we see some interesting things at sea. This morning we saw the newest Princess ship pulling up beside us. It is a Cabrio Cruiser. No really, the fog at the top end of Vancouver Island is obscuring the superstructure of the Sapphire Princess as we approach the Pine Island pilot station. In…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Recent Posts

Captain’s Log: Glacier Bay

Captain’s Log: Glacier Bay

Aboard Zuiderdam Today was my first call in Glacier Bay in two years, and it’s surprising that even after 25 years and over 300 visits the place still excites me. Laying in front of the glacier waiting for some calving is like watching paint dry or grass grow, but not exactly. You know that every…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: First Things First

Captain’s Log: First Things First

Aboard Zuiderdam When you just get back from vacation there are a few things that have to be done. Getting up to speed on all the issues at hand is one, of course, but getting your uniforms presentable is also important — especially for the captain. The Zuiderdam is equipped with full service laundry and…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Zuiderdam Crew Hits Jackpot at Blackjack

Zuiderdam Crew Hits Jackpot at Blackjack

The crew of the ZUDM enjoyed their monthly Black Jack tournament June 21. The qualifying rounds began at 11:00 p.m. with the final table starting at 1:00 a.m. There were 12 qualifying rounds with those with the highest chip count going into the final table. The winner was Ali Iqbal, dining room steward, second place…   read more of “Zuiderdam Crew Hits…”

Postcards from Juneau

Postcards from Juneau

While cruising aboard the Amsterdam, May 16-23, I road the tram to the top of Mount Roberts and took some photos of the approach to the city and of two lovely Damships: the Amsterdam and the Zuiderdam. The cruise aboard the Amsterdam was wonderful; she is fabulous, with a wonderful crew and excellent food and…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Rock Climbing in Skagway

Rock Climbing in Skagway

Skagway, Alaska, May 19. Weather is absolutely fabulous, bright, sunny and warm. Three passengers and I climb into a van with Coleman, our guide, and head out of town, all deciding we are probably out of our minds. We are going rock climbing and rappelling, all for the first time. I am, as usual, the…   read more of “Rock Climbing in…”