MS Zaandam (Holland America Line)


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.


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


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