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Holland America Line
(The Carnival Years)
 
 
This page is one of a sequence devoted to the Holland America Line (HAL) fleet. This page covers the modern cruise liners built and acquired during the Carnival-owned years since 1988. The post-WW2 ocean liners are shown on this link.
 
 
Ships on This Page:-
Amsterdam (3) - 2000
Eurodam - 2008 - new!
Maasdam (5) - 1993
Nieuw Amsterdam - 2010
Noordam (4) - 2006
Oosterdam (1) - 2003
Prinsendam - 2002 (ex-Royal Viking Sun and Seabourn Sun, built 1988)
Rotterdam (6) - 1997
Ryndam (3) - 1993
Statendam (5) - 1992
Veendam (4) - 1999
Volendam (3) - 1999
Zaandam (1) - 2000
Westerdam - 2004
Zuiderdam (1) - 2002
 
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Holland America Line Fleet List
 
(The Carnival Years)
 
 
 
Statendam (5) (1992- )
 
Holland America Line merged with Carnival Cruises in 1988. Two tentative orders for new large ships of 65000grt (designed to compete with Carnival) were cancelled, and an order was placed with Fincantieri in Italy for three sisters known as the S-Class. Theoriginal intention was that all would have names beginning with 'S', but this was changed and they emerged as Statendam (5), Maasdam (5), and Ryndam (3). A fourth sister was also ordered, becomimg the Volendam (4).
 
Statendam (5) was delivered in 1992.
She is 55451 gross tons, 219 metres long and carries 1266 passengers (1516 max).
Engines: 2 x 8640 + 3 x 5760 = 34560Kw
Her service speed is 20 knots, and she achieved 22.3 knots on trials.
 
 
This is the initial HAL official card ST13002 of Statendam (5).
 
 
Official card HAL30702251 issued 6/93 of Statendam (5).
 
 
Official card AP13191 of Statendam (5).
 
 
A variation of the official card above of Statendam (5), with name blanked out.
This was issued as a generic card for Statendam, Maasdam and Ryndam.
The date of issue was around 1995 before the delivery of Veendam.
 
 
The following five official HAL cards are generic issues for the Statendam class, individual names are not shown.
Some of these cards were also issued in oversized formats.
This is PC13459 showing one of the sisters in the Panama canal.
 
 
HAL official card CB13358 showing one of the Statendam class in the Caribbean.
 
 
HAL official card AC13454 showing one of the Statendam class in Alaska.
 
 
HAL official card EC13368 showing one of the Statendam class at Monte Carlo.
 
 
HAL official card AC13365 showing one of the Statendam class in the Norwegian fjords.
 
 
An enlarged view of the ship from the card above.
 
 
Chantry Classics card CC/S250, issued jointly with the Rotterdam Maritime Museum, showing the Statendam.
 
 
Simplon Postcards issue sc2034, released August 1993.
Photographer: Marvin Jensen, San Francisco 1992.
 
 
Photograph of Statendam (5) in the North Sea Canal.
Photo: © Wil Moojen, 23rd June 1993.
 
 
 
 
 
Maasdam (5) (1993- )
 
Maasdam (5) was the second Statendam-Class ship, delivered in 1993.
She is 55451 gross tons, 219 metres long and carries 1266 passengers (1516 max).
Engines: 2 x 8640 + 3 x 5760 = 34560Kw
Her service speed is 20 knots, and she achieved 22.3 knots on trials.
 
 
This is HAL official card HAL30702252 of Maasdam (5), issued 3/95.
 
 
Natural Color Productions card HA3 of Maasdam (5), produced for HAL.
 
 
Natural Color Productions card HA16 of Maasdam (5), produced for HAL.
 
 
sc2064, released March 1995.
Photographer: Mike Ralph, Grand Caymon 1994.
Most copies of the first edition of this card were damaged in transit.
The card was reprinted with a different photograph as shown below.
 
 
This is the reprinted version of the card above.
 
 
 
 
 
Ryndam (3) (1994- )
 
Ryndam (3) was the third Statendam-Class ship, delivered in 1994.
She is 55451 gross tons, 219 metres long and carries 1266 passengers (1516 max).
Engines: 2 x 8640 + 3 x 5760 = 34560Kw
Her service speed is 20 knots, and she achieved 22.6 knots on trials.
 
 
This is an HAL official over-sized art card (no serial number) of Ryndam (3).
 
 
This is HAL official card HAL30702253 of Ryndam (3), issued 9/94.
 
 
Natural Color Productions card HA15 of Ryndam (3), produced for HAL.
 
 
Natural Color Productions card HA?? of Veendam (4), produced for HAL.
Scan: Ken Murayama.
 
 
 
 
 
Veendam (4) (1996- )
 
Veendam (4) was the fourth and last Statendam-Class ship, delivered in 1996.
She is 55451 gross tons, 219 metres long and carries 1266 passengers (1516 max).
Engines: 2 x 8640 + 3 x 5760 = 34560Kw
Her service speed is 20 knots, and she achieved 22.6 knots on trials.
 
 
HAL official card HAL30702254 of Veendam (4), issued 4/96.
 
 
HAL official card HAL3070224 of Veendam (4), issued 9/97.
 
 
HAL official art card AP13638 of Veendam (4).
 
 
HAL official card VE-14 of Veendam (4).
 
 
Natural Color Productions card HA?? of Veendam (4), produced for HAL.
 
 
Natural Color Productions card HA13 of Veendam (4), produced for HAL.
 
 
Simplon Postcards issue sc2122, released March 1997.
Photographer: Marvin Jensen, San Francisco 30th April 1997.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotterdam (6) (1997- )
 
Rotterdam (6) was the first of a new class ship, delivered in 1997. Her code name during building was Fastdam, since she is over 50% more powerful than the Statendam class to achieve a service speed of 22.5 knots. Additional commercial postcards and photographs are available on this link.
 
She is 62000 gross tons, 237 metres long and carries 1318 passengers (1668 max).
Engines: 5 x 11520 Kw = 57600
Her service speed is 22.5 knots, and she was contracted to achieve 25.0 knots maximum.
 
 
HAL official art card HAL30702241 of Rotterdam (6).
The painting is by Stephen J Card.
 
 
HAL official card issued for the inaugural world cruise of Rotterdam (6) in 1998.
 
 
HAL official card issued for the 2000 world cruise of Rotterdam (6).
 
 
Simplon Postcards issue sc2131, released July 1998.
Photographer: © Ian Boyl, Helsinki 18th June 1998.
 
 
 
 
 
Volendam (3) (1999- )
 
Volendam is 60906 gross tons, 238m long, and has a double-occupancy capacity of 1440 passengers, looked after by 647 crew.
 
 
A HAL official postcard (serial 30702240), issued 9/1999, of Volendam is shown below.
The painting is actually a Statendam ship with different funnel.
 
 
Updated HAL official postcard (serial 30702240), issued 1/2000, of Volendam is shown below.
 
 
 
 
 
Amsterdam (3) (2000- )
 
Official HAL postcard of Amsterdam (serial number 30702242, issued 10/2000).
 
 
Official HAL World Cruise 2002 postcard of Amsterdam.
 
 
Antonio Giacomelli postcard NE22 of Amsterdam.
Photo: © Antonio Giacomelli, Rio de Janeiro, 19/01/2003.
 
 
Amsterdam at Dubrovnik, 11th April 2007
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic.
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Amsterdam and Prinsendam at Dubrovnik, 11th April 2007
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic.
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Zaandam (2000 - )
 
Zaandam is 60906 gross tons, 238m long, and has a double-occupancy capacity of 1440 passengers, looked after by 647 crew.
 
 
Official postcard of Zaandam
This first official postcard of Zaandam (serial HAL30702242, issued 4/2000), uses the same 'incorrect' painting
as the the card of Volendam shown above, although the 'smoke' has been removed!
 
 
 
 
 
Prinsendam (2002 - )
 
Prinsendam was built in 1988 as the Royal Viking Sun for Royal Viking Line.
 
A complete postcard history of this ship is available on this link.
 
 
Official HAL postcard of Prinsendam.
 
 
Photograph of Prinsendam at San Francisco.
Photo: © Marvin Jensen
 
 
Amsterdam and Prinsendam at Dubrovnik, 11th April 2007
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic.
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Amsterdam and Prinsendam at Dubrovnik, 11th April 2007
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic.
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Zuiderdam (2002 - )
 
Zuiderdam was the first of the Vista-Class ships for HAL, entering service in 2002. Zuiderdam is 84000grt, 290m long, and carries 1848 passengers (2388 max). She was the largest ship in the HAL fleet when built, but was joined by further ships in the same class. The class consists of Zuiderdam (1) (2002), Oosterdam (1) (2003), Westerdam (2004) and Noordam (4) (2006). Eurodam (2008) and a 2010 newbuilding are to a modified design.
 
 
This is the first official postcard of Zuiderdam.
 
Official postcard (Astral) of Zuiderdam.
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A photograph of Zuiderdam at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, by Julie Jack.
 
 
Zuiderdam at Dubrovnik
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic, May 2008
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Oosterdam (2003- )
 
Oosterdam is the second of the Vista-Class ships for HAL, entering service in August 2003. Oosterdam is 84000grt, 290m long, and carries 1848 passengers (2388 max). The class consists of Zuiderdam (1) (2002), Oosterdam (1) (2003), Westerdam (2004) and Noordam (4) (2006). Eurodam (2008) and a 2010 newbuilding are to a modified design.
 
More images of Oosterdam
 
 
HAL official postcard 30702246 (6/03) of Oosterdam.
The caption states: "Holland America's ms Oosterdam represents the next generation in premium cruising.
In addition to incorporating many popular features for which Holland America is known, this exciting
Vista-class ship offers exciting new features for today's discerning traveler".
 
 
Photograph of Oosterdam.
Photo: © C.G.de Bijl, Rotterdam, 29-07-2003.
Additional photos available on this link.
 
 
 
 
 
Westerdam (2004- )
 
81811 grt - 289.90 m long - 32.2 m wide - 1848 pass (2388 max)
 
Westerdam is the third Vista-Class ship for HAL, the class consisting of Zuiderdam (1) (2002), Oosterdam (1) (2003), Westerdam (2004) and Noordam (4) (2006). Eurodam (2008) and a 2010 newbuilding are to a modified design.
 
 
Official HAL postcard of Westerdam.
 
 
Painting of Westerdam by Lenie Simons-Molenwijk
For details of artist see:- http://www.molenwijkmaritiem.nl/
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Westerdam at Dubrovnik on Maiden Voyage.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic.
 
 
 
Westerdam at Rotterdam.
Photo: © Cees de Bijl.
 
 
Westerdam at Rotterdam.
Photo: © Cees de Bijl.
 
 
Westerdam at Rotterdam.
Photo: © Cees de Bijl.
 
 
 
 
 
Noordam (4)
(2006- )
 
81811 grt - 289.90 m long - 32.2 m wide - 1848 pass (2388 max)
 
Nordam is the fourth Vista-Class ship for HAL, the class consisting of Zuiderdam (1) (2002), Oosterdam (1) (2003), Westerdam (2004) and Noordam (4) (2006). Eurodam (2008) and a 2010 newbuilding are to a modified design.
 
 
Official HAL postcard of Noordam.
Scan: Ivo Batricevic
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Official postcard (Astral) of Noordam
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Noordam at Dubrovnik.
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic.
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Eurodam
(2008- )
 
86000 grt - 289.90 m long - 32.2 m wide - 2004 pass (2611 max)
 
Eurodam is the first of a modified Vista-Class design in the Holland America fleet. She has additional upper decks and a higher gross tonnage than previous HAL ships of the class. The previous HAL Vista-class ships are Zuiderdam (1) (2002), Oosterdam (1) (2003), Westerdam (2004) and Noordam (4) (2006). Eurodam has a sister building for 2010 delivery.
 
More images of Eurodam
 
 
Official postcard (Astral) of Eurodam
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Nieuw Amsterdam
(2010- )
 
86000 grt - 289.900 m long - 32.2 m wide - 2004 pass (2611 max)
 
Nieuw Amsterdam is a sister of Eurodam and the sixth Vista-Class ship in the Holland America fleet. She is higher in gross tonnage the first four HAL ships of the class. The previous HAL Vista-class ships are Zuiderdam (1) (2002), Oosterdam (1) (2003), Westerdam (2004), Noordam (4) (2006) and Eurodam (2008).


Official postcard of Nieuw Amsterdam
NIEUW AMSTERDAM of 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Nieuw Amsterdam on maiden visit to Dubrovnik
Photo: 2010 Ivo Batricevic
NIEUW AMSTERDAM of 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Nieuw Amsterdam on maiden visit to Dubrovnik
Photo: 2010 Ivo Batricevic
NIEUW AMSTERDAM of 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk







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