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The third of Holland America Line's grand Vista-class ships, and having been refurbished in 2017, Westerdam dazzles guests with all that it has to offer, making the ship a destination within itself. As you embark on enticing itineraries to destinations across the world, including the Panama Canal and South America, make the most of the fantastic onboard amenities. From Explorations Central (EXC), a programme offering guests the opportunity to attend local guide talks, take part in destination-focused group discussions and explore the extensive library, to contemporary dining and entertainment chocies, enjoy life at sea at your own pace. These innovative features, combined with Holland America Line’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere, makes a cruise with Westerdam an occasion to remember.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/04/2004
Tonnage 82500
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 28
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 14
Maximum Capacity 1964
Crew 800
Refurbished 2017

Ship Facilities


A holiday is all about the delicious cuisine you get to sample, and mealtimes onboard Westerdam are guaranteed to delight.

  • The Dining Room - serving delicious dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s no risk of going hungry during your cruise. With classic plates, regionally-inspired specialities and the perfect wine for each dish, food onboard is something you’ll never forget.
  • Lido Market - some days you just can’t quite pinpoint what you fancy to eat, and if that’s the case, Lido Market is the buffet-style restaurant that you need. With dishes from around the world, there’s bound to be something to satisfy your hunger.
  • Pinnacle Grill - for an additional cost, guests can experience a more intimate dinner setting complete with succulent cuts of meat and fine wines.
  • Canaletto - if you like Italian cuisine, then you’ll love Canaletto, where classic and authentic dishes have been perfected for guests to enjoy.
  • Dive-in - juicy burgers, hot dogs and loaded tacos are some of the most popular items on this comfort food restaurant.
  • Tamarind - for those who like the flavours of Asia, Tamarind is the perfect restaurant for experiencing the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan.


Westerdam has all the entertainment options you could ask for, from live music to shows or quiet nights in the bars and lounges.


For musical productions and performances from guest entertainers, Mainstage is the place to go. With shows ranging from revues of themed songs to tales based on well-known fairy tales, there’s a production to suit every guest.

Live Music
  • Billboard Onboard - featuring head-to-head pianos, guests who come to this lively bar can rock out to all the biggest hits of the past 50 years courtesy of two duelling pianists.
  • Lincoln Center Stage - head here to enjoy classical chamber music recitals performed by top musicians.
  • B.B King’s - this popular spot offers a live band expertly performing a variety of well-known Blues and Motown tunes.
Bars and Lounges

For drinks before dinner, Ocean Bar is a popular choice for many guests and a great place to go to socialise before taking your seat in the restaurant. Once your meal is done, and if cocktails are your thing, Gallery Bar serves all the classic drinks you could ask for, as well as some more experimental options. Alternatively, if you like to enjoy your drinks al fresco, Sea View Bar and Lido Bar are both great outdoor options.


Holland America Line like to make sure that every guest, no matter their age, can enjoy their cruise experience. This means that even the youngest guests onboard are expertly catered for with dedicated clubs and spaces just for them to enjoy.

  • Club Hal® supervised by fun full-time directors and staff who are all fully trained.
  • Colourful playroom for children aged 3-7, featuring art table, big-screen TV and games, helping kids to learn and have fun while they make friends with others their age.
  • Separate area for ages 8-12 with arcade games, Sony Playstation® games and ""Dance Dance Revolution""
  • The Loft and The Oasis is a special teens only area with lounges, internet access and exclusive sundeck with waterfall, a popular escape from the parents!

Things to do

Spa and Fitness

If relaxing is high up on your holiday agenda, Greenhouse Spa & Salon has everything you need for the perfect pampering session. Offering everything from a sauna and steam room to personal treatments such as massages, facials and body wraps, you’ll leave feeling completely brand new.

In addition, for anyone onboard who enjoys staying active, there are plenty of facilities to choose from. If you like to use free weights or exercise machines, the fully-equipped gym has everything you need to work up a sweat. There are also group classes available here for anyone who prefers to exercise with others. Alternatively, the sports course with space for volleyball, football and tennis are great for anyone who enjoys some friendly competition.


Westerdam has many ways to keep guests occupied during their time onboard. While the pools are always a popular option for anyone looking to sit back and relax, there are some other great facilities on the ship:

  • Luxury duty-free shopping
  • Culinary Arts Centre
  • Explorations Central (EXC)
  • Rijksmuseum at Sea

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