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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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HAL Tops List of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies for 2014

HAL Tops List of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies for 2014

Holland America Line topped the list in 2014 for the World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies who submitted weather information to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Holland America Line fleet of 15 ships sent in a combined total of 22,281 observations during the year, landing them at number one. Holland America…   read more of “HAL Tops List of…”

Recent Posts

Cruise Experts Tell All: The 6 Best Dining Experiences on a HAL Cruise

Cruise Experts Tell All: The 6 Best Dining Experiences on a HAL Cruise

Holland America Line puts a lot of care into the onboard culinary program. From specialty restaurants to inclusive options, each dining experience serves as a reminder that a cruise is a special type of vacation. On Facebook we asked experienced cruisers to weigh in on the best onboard dining options. The top six dining venues…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”

Recipes: Cooking with Food & Wine Magazine’s Justin Chapple

Recipes: Cooking with Food & Wine Magazine’s Justin Chapple

On Zuiderdam’s recent Panama Canal cruise, Justin Chapple, senior test kitchen editor at Food & Wine Magazine, was onboard and gave exciting and mouth-watering presentations for guests in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center presented by Food and Wine. Now we have Justin’s delicious recipes so you can make his dishes at home. CALIFORNIA BLT Total…   read more of “Recipes: Cooking…”

Press Release: Holland America Line Wins Four 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Press Release: Holland America Line Wins Four 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line Wins Four 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards Seattle, Wash., Feb. 26, 2015 — Holland America Line won top honors in four categories in the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The premium cruise line took first place in Best Dining (large-ship category) for ms Nieuw Amsterdam, Best Value-for-Money (mid-sized category) for…   read more of “Press Release:…”

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

It was just announced that Holland America Line won top honors in four categories in the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The line took first place in Best Dining (large-ship category) for ms Nieuw Amsterdam, Best Value-for-Money (mid-sized category) for ms Zuiderdam, and Best Caribbean Cruises and Best Cruises from Florida for Nieuw Amsterdam…   read more of “Holland America…”

Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

When Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam explore Europe this summer and fall, both Signature-Class ships will set sail on longer journeys that visit some of the most charming, quaint and lesser-known ports in the region. These itineraries were recently added to the ships’ line-up to add more comprehensive options and to extend the season into the…   read more of “Signature Ships…”

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

On two recent cruises, both Zuiderdam and Zaandam were called upon to assist vessels in need of assistance. At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and…   read more of “HAL’s…”