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Sunday, December 15, 2019

    MS Volendam

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    MS Volendam
    MS Volendam

    MS Volendam (Holland America Line)

    Overview

    MS Volendam is one of four R-class ships. The theme for the ship is gardens and flowers. This can be seen throughout the ship with many fresh flowers on display each day. At the heart of the ship is an elegant sculpture by Luciano Vistosi, inspired by the myriad of moods and colours of a kaleidoscope and stands tall in the three-storey atrium to greet passengers.

    MS Volendam spends the summer around the Alaskan region, home-porting in Vancouver. In the winter she moves over to Asia with roundtrip cruises originating from Singapore and Hong Kong to Japan and other Far East locations.

    Trivia

    On 9 March 2016 she witnessed a Total Solar Eclipse in the Makassar Straight while sailing through Indonesia as part of an extended tour of Asia, hosting a number of astronomy groups and eclipse followers.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Holland America Line
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:R
    Sister ships:
    Passengers:1,432
    Staterooms:717
    Total crew:615
    Ship length:237.0 m
    Ship beam:615.0 m
    Ship draft:8.1 m
    Tonnage:61,214
    No. of decks:10
    Elevators:12
    Service speed:23.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    IMO number:9156515
    Call sign:PCHM
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:1997
    Build cost:$300 million USD
    Entered service:November 1999

     
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