Zaandam in Glacier Bay, Alaska
|Owner:||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Operator:||Holland America Line|
|Port of registry:||Netherlands|
|Builder:||Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiana SpA
by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
|Identification:||Call sign PDAN
IMO number: 9156527
MMSI no: 246442000
|Class & type:||Rotterdam class (R class) cruise ship|
|Length:||237 m (777.56 ft)|
|Beam:||32.3 m (105.97 ft)|
|Speed:||23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)|
MS Zaandam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Zaandam, Netherlands near Amsterdam. She was built by Italy’s Fincantieri in Venice, and delivered in 2000. Zaandam is part of the 'R-Class' and a sister ship to MS Volendam, MS Rotterdam, and MS Amsterdam.
MS Zaandam has a musical theme and is decorated with artifacts and memorabilia from different musical genres. Items such as a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ and guitars signed by the Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana and Queen can be seen.
Several earlier vessels also bear the name Zaandam: A single-funnel steam ship known as SS Zaandam (1882–1897) and MS Zaandam (1938–1942). The latter was torpedoed by German submarine U-174 and sank.
Incidents and accidents
On August 3, 2009, Amber Malkuch was reported to be missing from MS Zaandam when she departed from Seattle. Later that day, U.S. Coast Guard found her body. It is believed that she jumped overboard committing suicide.
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- Holland American Lines
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to MS Zaandam.|
- Official website
- Cruise Critic Review
- Ship Position
- "Zaandam" – review by Douglas Ward in The Daily Telegraph, London.