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Holland America Cruise Line

Information about Zuiderdam
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Zuiderdam started sailing in 2002. Former names: none. The Zuiderdam is registered in Netherlands. The Zuiderdam has 985 cabins.

You can expect between 1970 to 2364 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Zuiderdam has a space ratio of 34.8. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 41.8.

The Zuiderdam has 817 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2002- Zuiderdam
2003- Oosterdam
2004- Westerdam
2006- Noordam


There are 27 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

11 Decks

There are 11 on this ship. The highest deck number is 11. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 7.

67% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

ZUIDERDAM is the first ship in the Vista Class of 5 ships, built in 2002.

In May 2015 cabins were added to the Observation Deck.

During drydock October 23 to November 4, 2017 added Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard, Dueling Pianos, Gallary Arts Bar, New York Pizza as well as suite upgrades, new furniture and carpeting.

There are 985 total staterooms on board, with the largest being the Pinnacle Suite.

Passengers booked in the Neptune and Pinnacle Suites will enjoy bonus perks by the Club Orange program including an exclusive dining venue, Club Orange Restaurant. Also included are priority services, 24-hour concierge service and desk, room service, and sparkling wine on embarkation day and luxury robes and tote bag.

These are the dining options on board:

The Vista Restaurant- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner/complimentary
Pinnacle Grill- Seafood & Steakhouse, reservations required
Terrace Grill- Fast food bar
Lido Restaurant- complimentary buffet
Canaletto Restaurant- Italian, reservations required

Nightly entertainment can be found at the main show lounge, The Vista Lounge, that offers different shows every night. Live entertainment can also be found in the B.B. Kings Blues Club, Explorers Lounge and Bar, Piano Bar, Ocean Bar, and the Disco and Nightclub. Nighttime movies can be found at the indoor cinema.

Kids have their own space at Club HAL, which has complimentary kids programming. There is also The Loft which is for teens including a video games arcade, playstations, and a teen disco. Outdoor entertainment can be found at the sports court which has pickleball, sun decks that spread over 3 floors and include swimming pools and jacuzzis, and the walking/jogging track.

Adults have their very own sundeck/relaxation zone with private cabanas for rent. The Wellness Complex consists of a fitness center, and Greenhouse Salon & Spa with therapy rooms, Hydrotherapy pool, thermal suites, sauna, steam room, relaxation area, and salon. Adults can also enjoy the casino, and the many lounges and bars on board.

Zuiderdam Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2002
Years Old 22
Tons 82,305
Speed 24.0 knots
Length 951 feet
Beam 106 feet
Total Cabins 985
Crew 817
Expected Passengers 1,970 to 2,364
Expected Space Ratio 35
Total decks 11
Decks with cabins 7

Zuiderdam Features


  • 1 Indoor Pools
  • 1 Retractable Roof Pools
  • 1 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 5 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • Sports Court
  • No Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

Live Cruise Ship Tracking - Zuiderdam

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Smoking Policy

  • All staterooms, showrooms, and most indoor areas are designated non-smoking. Guests are allowed to smoke on stateroom verandahs (Effective in January 2017 smoking will not be allowed on verandahs)
  • Electronic cigarette smoking is permitted inside staterooms
  • Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas that MAY include: casino (active slots only - Oosterdam and Eurodam casinos are non-smoking)
  • Smoking allowed outside at Sea View (Retreat) Bar/Pool on starboard side.
  • On ms Prinsendam, ms Koningsdam and ms Nieuw Statendam, smoking allowed on the port side. Smoking is never on both sides.
  • Smoking allowed in the Sun Bar on ms Koningsdam and ms Nieuw Statendam.
  • Allowed on Sports Deck forward and aft of Crow's Nest on starboard side on ms Maasdam, ms Veendam, ms Volendam, ms Zaandam, ms Rotterdam and ms Amsterdam, aft of Crow's Nest starboard side.
  • Cigar and pipe smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the ship
  • Only allowed in designated outdoor smoking areas.

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