What kind of ship is MS Zaandam?

The 2000-built MS Zaandam cruise ship is the 3rd Rotterdam/R-class Holland America liner, with sistership ms Volendam (fleetmate), and also ms Rotterdam (now Fred Olsen Borealis) and ms Amsterdam (now Fred Olsen Bolette). The vessel (IMO number 9156527) is currently Netherlands- flagged (MMSI 246442000) and registered in Rotterdam.

Where is the Holland America Line ship MMSI 246442000?

The vessel (IMO number 9156527) is currently Netherlands- flagged (MMSI 246442000) and registered in Rotterdam. Holland America Line (HAL) is a Seattle -based cruise company owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner).

How many decks does the Zaandam have?

Most public spots are positioned on three decks. There are also three banks of lifts (and only two on Statendam-class ships). Zaandam’s deck plan is similar to those of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, but Zaandam and sister ship Volendam lack the horsepower (and the twin funnels) of the co-flagships of the line.

What were the Huttons doing on the Zaandam?

The Huttons watched as two orange-and-white tenders shuttled between the ships. The covered boats were bringing over much-needed protective gear and Covid tests, along with doctors, nurses, and crew members who’d volunteered to reinforce their colleagues on the Zaandam. And they were carrying away passengers deemed Covid-free.

How many rooms are there in MS Zaandam?

MS Zaandam staterooms (716 total, in 26 grades) include 197 Suites, no Balconies, 383 Oceanviews, 21 Lanai, 136 Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 175-255 ft2 / 16-24 m2). Around 30% of all accommodations have step-out balconies.

What is MS Zaandam itinerary program?

MS Zaandam itinerary program is based on Alaska voyages from Vancouver BC and Anchorage/ Seward AK during the summer months. The ship also operates on South America cruises from Argentina and Chile, as well as on Panama Canal repositioning sailings.

What year was the Zaandam built?

The cruise ship was constructed by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiana SpA at Marghera, Italy with the yard number 6036 and the keel was laid down on 26 June 1998. The vessel was launched on 29 April 1999 and completed on 6 April 2000. Zaandam was christened by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in May 2000.