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MS Westerdam

Capacity
1916
Crew
817
Tonnage
82,500
Length
936 ft (285.3 m)
First voyage
2004
Decks
11

MS Westerdam is a Vista Class cruise ship owned by Holland America Line. She is the third ship of the class to be operated by the line, as well as being the third ship to bear the moniker Westerdam. It is sister to MS Oosterdam, MS Zuiderdam, and MS Noordam. The prefixes of the four ships' names represent the four directions of the compass in Dutch.

Christening and configuration

The Westerdam was christened on 25 April 2004 in Venice, Italy by Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk.... Read more

MS Westerdam

Capacity (DO): 
1916
Crew: 
817
Tonnage: 
82,500
Length: 
936 ft (285.3 m)
Beam: 
105.8 ft (32.2 m)
First voyage: 
2004
Decks: 
11

MS Westerdam is a Vista Class cruise ship owned by Holland America Line. She is the third ship of the class to be operated by the line, as well as being the third ship to bear the moniker Westerdam. It is sister to MS Oosterdam, MS Zuiderdam, and MS Noordam. The prefixes of the four ships' names represent the four directions of the compass in Dutch.

Christening and configuration

The Westerdam was christened on 25 April 2004 in Venice, Italy by Dutch actress Renée Soutendijk. As with all Vista-class ships, Westerdam is equipped with a CODAG power plant and an Azipod propulsion system, and eighty-five percent of her staterooms have ocean views and sixty-seven percent have balconies. The theme of her art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Halve Maen (Half Moon), and various sculptures and statues are displayed throughout the ship. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt. In April 2007, as part of Holland America Line's "Signature of Excellence" program, modifications to the ship were done to add 34 staterooms, as well as modifications to several public areas of the ship.

Past Westerdam ships

The first Westerdam sailed for Holland America Line from 1946 to 1965. It was a combined cargo/passenger ship with accommodations for 143 first-class passengers. While being constructed during World War II, this ship was sunk three times before making its maiden voyage. It was bombed and sunk by Allied forces on 27 August 1942 in the shipyard in Rotterdam. The Germans raised the ship in September 1944, but it was quickly sunk by the Dutch underground forces. After being raised a second time, the resistance again sank it on 17 January 1945. The ship was finally completed and went on to be a regular on the transatlantic run making two eight-day crossings each month between Rotterdam and New York. She ended her career on 4 February 1965 when she was sold to Spain as scrap.

The second Westerdam began service as Homeric for Home Lines in 1986. Holland America Line acquired the ship in 1988 where the ship was lengthened in 1989 by 130 feet. After 643 cruises spanning over 13 years with Holland America, she was transferred to sister company, Costa Crociere in 2002, and renamed Costa Europa. Since then she has been placed on a ten-year lease to Thomson Cruises, active as of April 2010, and renamed once more as MS Thomson Dream.

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Attractions on MS Westerdam


Explorer’s Bar

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Savor refined coffees, drinks and liqueurs to the sounds of Adagio, a classical ensemble.
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Dive-In

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Dive in to a grilled burger on brioche or a Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog. For alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare like our grilled chicken breast sandwich and...

The Main Stage

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Talented performers take to the stage nightly in the ship’s magnificent theatre to plunge you into the world of entertainment.
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Lower Dining Room

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For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian opt...
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Canaletto Restaurant

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This authentic Italian restaurants offers a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for "sharing"). Try Braised Chicken Cacciatore "al Forno," Branzino ai Ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti...

Guest Services

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This is the place where all your problems and concerns will be resolved in less than no time.
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Merabella Luxury Shop

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Find one-of-a-kind treasures at Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers. Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops.
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Lido Market

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Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a ...

Future Cruises

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This cruise won't be your last one, will it? So here you can get all the information you need and plan your bright cruise future!

Hudson

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This is a meeting room, which offers flexible and functional meeting facilities including full audio/visual capabilities. The room provide the ideal private settings for group meetings and other ga...