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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

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Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Postcard from Half Moon Cay

Here is the Westerdam anchored at Half Moon Cay. Captain Harris thought I photoshopped this pictured I shot of his baby, but it was really this pretty today. Blue sky, blue sea, blue hull. A perfect trifecta.

Postcards from the Caribbean

Postcards from the Caribbean

Bryan, a blog fan, sent us his pretty photos of Eurodam at Grand Turk and Eurodam and Zuiderdam at Half Moon Cay.

Postcards from Costa Rica

Postcards from Costa Rica

One of the ports of call on our itinerary is Costa Rica, one of my very favorite destinations. We called at Puerto Limon on the Caribbean side which allows us access to the Tortuguero Canals, Veragua Rainforest, Pineapple Farms, Banana Plantations, Aerial trams, sloth sanctuary, horseback riding in the rainforest and my favorite — zip…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Captain’s Log: Overhauling an Engine

Captain’s Log: Overhauling an Engine

This cruise we are overhauling one of our five engines. Overhauls are scheduled based on the amount of running hours they accumulate. The engine is totally pulled apart. Cylinder heads, cylinder liners, valve lifters, pistons, bearings, vibration dampers, injectors, fuel pumps. Everything is inspected, cleaned or replaced and finally put together again. A small group…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Looking Forward to Our Cruise

My wife and I will be traveling on the Zuiderdam March 29, 2009. We are veterans of 15 previous cruises. This will be our fourth Holland America cruise, which I mention, as we have taken cruises in other premium lines, and find that HAL is now our preferred cruise line. We appreciate the superior service,…   read more of “Looking Forward to…”

Leadership Makes for Great Service

Excellent blog, thanks so much for the information. Your time lapse of the entry to Curacao brought back memories of our recent Zuiderdam experience (left Fort Lauderdale on 2/27, so this may even have been our trip). I recall your description of the approach on your daily announcement: “it’s like entering a garage at 30…   read more of “Leadership Makes…”