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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


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Queen’s Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre

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The Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen featuring gourmet cooking lessons from Holland America Line Master Chefs and celebrity guest che...
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Fitness Center

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Take a class in our professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. On deck are basketball and volleyball courts and two refreshing pools.

Retreat

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Guests in search of their own private outdoor haven need only visit the Observation Deck Retreat, a private, outdoor oasis located high above the lower decks.
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Pinnacle Grill

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Enjoy dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, such as king salmon from Alaska and choice, responsibly raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. Complement your meal with a selecti...
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The Greenhouse Spa & Salon

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Our tranquil Asian-inspired spa is a haven of luxurious beauty salon and spa treatments, featuring thermal pools, heated ceramic lounges and treatment rooms facing the sea.

Volleyball Court

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Playing volleyball or basketball right in the oceans? That sounds alluring! Come here and give a taste of quality!

Pinnacle Bar

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Organic lines blend with varied textures against a rich color backdrop in the Pinnacle Bar, creating a sophisticated aura that lends itself beautifully to an evening spent enjoying innovative cockt...

Hydro Pool

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It's a relaxing Hydrotherapy Pool to complete your regeneration.

Basketball Court

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Playing volleyball or basketball right in the oceans? That sounds alluring! Come here and give a taste of quality!

Art Gallery

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We take great pride in our onboard art collections. And we offer you to enjoy their masterpieces!