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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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Captain’s Log: Panama Canal, Feb. 13

Captain’s Log: Panama Canal, Feb. 13

Aboard Zuiderdam, Feb. 13. Feb. 13 we did our bit in the Panama Canal again. For those of you that want to see us go through live take a look here: http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html?cam=Gatun The next time will be on Feb 23. Usually around 7 a.m. EST (that is 1 in the afternoon in Europe) we will…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Love is in the Air on A-Deck

Love is in the Air on A-Deck

Aboard Zuiderdam Valentine’s Day can be a tough time on board a cruise ship, so recently Crew Purser Anthony and his PEP Team on Zuiderdam decided to help out those star-crossed lovers. Anthony and his team set up The Love Bug, a one-stop shop for everything Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts can send each other hand-made Valentines,…   read more of “Love is in the Air…”

How to Transit the Panama Canal in 31 Seconds

Zuiderdam’s Chief Officer Jochem Bakker just sent us the coolest video. It’s a time-lapse video of Zuiderdam transiting the Panama Canal. Note that this process usually takes the best part of a day to complete, but through the dizzying wonder of time-lapse technology, you can do it in less time than it takes to sing…   read more of “How to Transit the…”

Happy Retirement Captain van den Berg

Happy Retirement Captain van den Berg

Aboard Zuiderdam How do you celebrate a career that spans more than four decades? That was the question the officers and crew of Zuiderdam had to ponder when they realized that Captain Dirk van den Berg would be stepping off the gangway for a final time after 43 years of dedicated service to Holland America…   read more of “Happy Retirement…”

Zuiderdam to ‘Plug In’ at Vancouver in 2009

Zuiderdam to ‘Plug In’ at Vancouver in 2009

Zuiderdam will become the fifth HAL ship to use shore power, also called cold ironing, when it homeports in Vancouver, B.C., for the 2009 Alaska cruise season. Purchasing shore power — or local electricity — reduces fuel consumption and emissions, and Zuiderdam will join Oosterdam, Westerdam, Noordam and Amsterdam, which have employed shore power in…   read more of “Zuiderdam to…”