Overview
Cruises

Summary

Throughout the year, Zuiderdam migrates between the continents of the northern hemisphere.  Spend the northern hemisphere’s summer exploring the cultural ports of Northern Europe.  From May to August embark in Copenhagen to discover the Baltic states and Iceland.  As the weather starts to cool, make your way across the Atlantic to North America.  Witness the fall colours of Canada and New England from either New York or Quebec before Zuiderdam heads to the tropical Caribbean.

If you’re looking to warm your toes in the tropical waters of the CaribbeanZuiderdam has a number of fantastic itinerary options.  Embark on the typical eastern Caribbean or western Caribbean discovery or cruise to the Southern Caribbean including a partial transit of the Panama Canal.

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Guests aboard Zuiderdam, the first in Holland America’s Vista-class series, enjoy a spectacular art and antique collection, wide teak decks, elegant dining rooms and spacious staterooms-many with verandahs. At the heart of Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, is a Waterford Crystal Seahorse. Other notable pieces include a painting of Queen Beatrix by pop culture artist and icon, Andy Warhol, medallions by Frank Lloyd Wright, and a massive floral painting by Charles Ben.

Zuiderdam guests enjoy dazzling entertainment options from their very first night on board. As part of the updates coming November 2017, two new music venues will be added: Lincoln Center Stage, featuring world-class musicians performing chamber music, and Billboard Onboard, rocking the house with 50 years of chart-topping hits. These venues will join the already popular B.B. King’s Blues Club, which brings the best of Memphis blues to sea, and completes our new “Music Walk” experience.

Dining

Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

We invite you to dine “As You Wish” To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.

The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

Canaletto Restaurant

“Spartire” is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.

Tamarind Restaurant

Aboard the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.

Main Dining

The two-tiered Dining Room with its sea views, white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china, elevates each dining occasion. Whether you choose a pre-set seating and dining time or the freedom each evening to dine “As You Wish”.

Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.

Activities

  • America’s Test Kitchen:
    Holland America Line is teaming up with America’s Test Kitchen to offer an enticing selection of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops where guests will learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes to make delectable dishes with confidence.
  • BBC Earth Experiences:
    Enjoy exclusive BBC Earth Natural History content on board. Learn about the ocean and natural world through amazing concerts, films, shows, children’s activities and featured cruises.
  • Club HAL:
    Kids ages 3 to 17 can enjoy an array of exciting activities, supervised by full-time staff with professional degrees.
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows:
    Learn how to edit, display and share your vacation videos and photographs through our Digital Workshop powered by Windows®.
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon:
    Choose the blissful pampering of a facial or let the trained fingers of a massage therapist soothe your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin.
  • Fitness Center:
    Take a class in our professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. On deck are basketball and volleyball courts and two refreshing pools.
  • Signature Shops:
    Enjoy a wide variety of duty-free shopping in the Signature Shops such as Merabella, a luxury jewelry boutique featuring high-end watches and pieces from noted designers.
  • The Loft:
    Designed exclusively for teens (13 – 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

Activities

Once you’re aboard Holland America’s Zuiderdam, you’re required to unwind and set your inner child free. During your ultimate cruising experience you’ll have the opportunity to wander around the decks and submerge yourself in whichever activity your heart desires. Feel free to let your hair down and kick your shoes off and absorb the serene atmosphere.

  • Beauty Salon
  • Ocean Spa
  • 3 Swimming Pools

Entertainment

Close your eyes and open your mind to all of the thrill seeking entertainment alternative that you’ll have the opportunity to venture. No matter how you plan on spending your night, the Zuiderdam remains well equipped to accommodate each and every one of your desires. If you’re looking for the relaxed scenery of a lounge, you’ll find plenty. If you’re in the mood for the mingling bar atmosphere, you’ll feel completely comfortable in our bars.

  • Las Vegas and Broadway Style Shows
  • Crew Show
  • Fabulous ’50s and ’60s Parties
  • Club HAL for the kids

Facts

  • Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger capacity: 1,964
  • Crew Members: 817
  • Gross Tonnage: 82,305 grt.
  • Length: 936 feet
  • Beam: 105.8 feet
  • Maximum speed: 24 knots
  • Dedicated: December 2002, by journalist Joan Lunden