The ms Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. Defining the future of cruising, the ms Westerdam offers guests more of everything they desire on a cruise ship: more staterooms with private verandahs, more dining choices from formal dinners to casual poolside dining, more exotic destinations, and the very best in cruise activities and cruise entertainment. As with all Vista-class ships, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as such as her use of a full-scale diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.
The theme of the ms Westerdam's art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Artwork includes paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Half Moon, as well as impressive sculptures and statues. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and signature sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt. The ms Westerdam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms and staterooms in Spring 2005.
Join us aboard the ms Westerdam in 2006-2007 as we transit the Panama Canal and cruise to the cities of the Pacific Northwest. If warmer weather is what you seek, a Mexican Riviera cruise, a Hawaiian cruise or a Caribbean cruise is sure to fulfill every sun worshiper's desire. The ms Westerdam also offers exciting cruise itineraries to Alaska's Inside Passage and Glacier Bay.
Passenger capacity: 1,848
Crew members: 800
Gross tonnage: 81,811 grt.
Length: 935 feet
Beam: 105.8 feet
Maximum speed: 24 knots