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MS Zaandam

Capacity
1432
Crew
647
Tonnage
61,396
Length
237 m (777.56 ft)
First voyage
2000
Decks
10

MS Zaandam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Zaandam, Netherlands near Amsterdam. She was built by Fincantieri in Marghera, Italy and delivered in 2000. Zaandam is part of the Rotterdam class and a sister ship to Volendam, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam.

Design and description

The ship has a gross tonnage (GT) of... Read more

MS Zaandam

Capacity (DO): 
1432
Crew: 
647
Tonnage: 
61,396
Length: 
237 m (777.56 ft)
Beam: 
32.3 m (105.97 ft)
First voyage: 
2000
Decks: 
10

MS Zaandam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Zaandam, Netherlands near Amsterdam. She was built by Fincantieri in Marghera, Italy and delivered in 2000. Zaandam is part of the Rotterdam class and a sister ship to Volendam, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam.

Design and description

The ship has a gross tonnage (GT) of 61,396, a net tonnage (NT) of 31,224 and measures 7,321 tons deadweight (DWT). The ship is 237.7 metres (780 ft) long with a beam of 32.4 metres (106 ft 5 in) and a draught of 8.3 metres (27 ft 1 in). As built the vessel had a GT of 60,906 and DWT 6,150. As built Zaandam was 237 metres (777 ft 7 in) long overall and 202.8 metres (665 ft 4 in) between perpendiculars with a beam of 32.3 metres (106 ft 0 in).

The vessel is powered by a diesel-electric system turning two propeller shafts creating 37,500 kilowatts (50,300 hp). This gives Zaandam a maximum speed of 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph). The vessel can accommodate 1,432 passengers and 607 crew. The 716 cabins range in size from in size from 10.5–104.6 m2 (113–1,126 sq ft), of which 197 have a balcony. Zaandam has a musical theme, and is decorated with artefacts and memorabilia from different musical genres, such as a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ and guitars signed by the Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana and Queen. One of the centre stairways has a saxophone signed by former United States President Bill Clinton on the mouthpiece.

Construction and career

The cruise ship was constructed by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiana SpA at Marghera, Italy with the yard number 6036 and the keel was laid down on 26 June 1998. The vessel was launched on 29 April 1999 and completed on 6 April 2000. Zaandam was christened by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in May 2000. The ship is registered in the Netherlands and owned and operated by the Holland America Line.

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Attractions on MS Zaandam


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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...
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Launderette

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There are self-service launderettes on board which are complimentary with washing machines, washing powder (you may bring your own personal washing powder if you wish), tumble dryers and ironing fa...

Mondriaan Lounge Balcony

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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.

The Oasis

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Teens ages 13 to 17 Activities: mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys-versus-girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes and teeno...
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The Shop

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Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.
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Ocean Bar

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Enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live string music, and dancing, dancing, dancig...

Lido Pool

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It is the ship’s largest pool with Jacuzzis and great opportunities for complete relaxation.
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Casino

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From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, the Casino offers games for all levels, staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new ski...
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Lido Bar

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Sip refreshments poolside in shaded seating around the bar or delivered to your sunny chaise lounge.
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Medical Center

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Each Holland America Line ship has an onboard Medical Center staffed by licensed physicians and critical care nurses. While not a full-service hospital, Medical Center is well equipped to handle mo...