Registered Owner: HAL - Antillen N.V - USA - Beneficial owner: Carnival Corp. - USA - Operator: Holland - America Line - USA
Third ship bear this name and also the third of HAL's new Vista -class ships. Her predecessors The Westerdam I a cargo-passengership on the route Rotterdam-New York vv.left HAL fleet in 1965. Westerdam II sold by HAL in 2002 to sister company Costa as Costa Europe until 2009. In 2009 sold to Thomson Cruises - UK renamed in Thomson Dream
Entered service: 2004 - Converted: 2007/2017 - Gross tonnage: 82.862 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 1918 - All berths: 2504 - Passenger decks: 11 - Length: 285,40 m.- Beam: 32,25 m. - Drive: diesel/electric/gasturbine: 5 dieselengines make Wärtsilä NSD 3x type 16ZAV40S and 2x type 12ZAV40S total output 51.940 kW. - 1 GE gasturbine type: LM2500PE output 15.400 kW.for electric board supply - Ship has two independent engine rooms - Propulsion: 2 ABB/Azipods drives 17.600 kW. each - Service speed: 22 knots - Max speed 24,2 knots - Built: Fincantieri - Italy - Yard no: 6077 - Classification: Lloyds Register - Flag: The Netherlands - Homeport: Rotterdam
Sisterships: Zuiderdam - Oosterdam and Noordam.
|The design theme reminds of the
great history that both Holland and America share.The Dutch were some of the
earliest settlers of America and such names as Hoboken, Brooklyn, and New
Amsterdam, which became New York, reflect Dutch heritage in America.
Today the Dutch are one of the biggest investors in the USA.
|At the end of the building phase, a fire broke out at one of the public rooms. The official delivery date has not been postponed.|
|During drydock in April 2007 at Palermo.The upper rear decks are extended. All remaining Vista-ships get the same modification.|
|June 29-2014 A boiler room fire in the Holland America ship Westerdam forced it to turn around and head back to Seattle. The ship was on its way to Alaska when the fire broke out. The Coast Guard said the fire was put out, but flared up again. A tugboat escorted the ship back to Pier 91 where it could be inspected. There are 2,086 guests and 798 crew onboard. No injuries were reported.|
|June 26 - 2015 After a tragic flightseeing accident in Ketchikan, Alaska, killed the pilot and eight passengers from Holland America Line’s Westerdam.|
|Images before conversion with original aftdecks|
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 32.89|
|Images after conversion with extended aftdecks|
|April 2017 The New
100 tons block for new guest cabins and retreat area been placed on the
WESTERDAM in Dry-Dock Palermo Italy.
During the renovation, new public spaces were added. New restaurants and bars. It is the first ship with an exhibition of reproductions of the Dutch Rijksmuseum Rijks @ Sea
|All interior images of Nedcruise during ship visit or HAL|
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