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    MS Zaandam

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    MS Zaandam
    MS Zaandam

    MS Zaandam (Holland America Line)

    Overview

    MS Zaandam is one of four R-class ships, she was the third ship delivered. The musically themed MS Zaandam offers a unique shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world’s great music, artefacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship.

    MS Zaandam spends the summer around the Alaskan region, home-porting in Vancouver. In the winter she moves down to the West Coast and performs roundtrip cruises from San Diego to South America and back.

    Trivia

    One of the aft stairways has a saxophone signed by former United States President Bill Clinton.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Holland America Line
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:R
    Sister ships:
    Passengers:1,432
    Staterooms:716
    Total crew:615
    Ship length:237.0 m
    Ship beam:32.3 m
    Ship draft:8.1 m
    Tonnage:61,396
    No. of decks:10
    Elevators:12
    Service speed:23.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    IMO number:9156527
    Call sign:PDAN
     

    Build details

    Shipyard:
    Build date:1998
    Build cost:$300 million USD
    Entered service:May 2000

     
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