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140 Years Young: Fleet Grows by Four

1921: Holland America Line builds four passenger/cargo ships, Edam IV, Leerdam II, Maasdam III and Spaarndam II, for service to Cuba. Each vessel accommodates 974 passengers.

Edam IV

Edam IV

  • Pat Woods

    Happy b-day HAL!

    Congrats and thanks to every crew member on all the ships + those in Seattle who keep the corporate wheels turning. Well done!

  • Annemarie

    My parents and I sailed on Leerdam II in 1952.
    My mother was very seasick for most of the sailing and didn’t try again until 2010 on Noordam.
    She loved that cruise!

    It’s a nice feeling having a connection to the history of Holland America.

  • Linda

    I have just come across this site and realize that the comments date back 8 years but I am now researching the Maasdam III as my dad travelled as a child from Holland to Mexico on the Maasdam arriving in Mexico in 1926. Is there any way that I can find out the kinds of accommodations they would have had on the Maasdam at that time and how many stops the ship would have made on its route from Rotterdam to Vera Cruz? How much cargo did it carry? Any information, the size of the cabins, the cost of a ticket, anything would be most helpful! Thank you!

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