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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.

Zaandam currently sails through Canada and New England during the summer and during the winter sails Mexico and Hawaii. In December and January, Zaandam cruises the Antarctic and South America.

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Attractions on MS Zaandam


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Dive-In

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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

Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
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...
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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.

Photo Gallery

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What about careless enjoying some lovely pics? Maybe you'll find your own one among them!
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Explorer’s Lounge

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Savor refined coffees, drinks and liqueurs to the sounds of Adagio, a classical ensemble.
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Crow’s Nest

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Enjoy cocktails and breathtaking sunsets in this unique lounge, which features sweeping panoramic views. And dance till you drop at night!
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Guest Services

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

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!

Sliding Dome Cover

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EXC Tours

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Whether wine tasting in Burgundy, zip-lining in Costa Rica or photographing penguins in Chile, EXC Tours offers the comfortable, convenient and engaging travel experiences you’re looking for on shore.