Zaandam is a medium size cruise ship. She is a sister ship to Holland America's Volendam and a near-sister to Amsterdam and Rotterdam formerly of HAL but now with Fred.Olsen Line.
The interior decor and layout are similar to the aforementioned ships and to the slightly smaller S-class ships such as Veendam. In general, the public areas could be described as contemporary but restrained and upscale.
As with all HAL ships, Zaandam has a large museum-quality art collection. Zaandam's has a musical theme and includes guitars and artifacts relating to rock legends such as the Rolling Stones.
Zaandam's exterior features include a pool that can be enclosed with a retractable Magradome. She also has a teak-covered outdoor promenade that wraps around the superstructure.
The ship tends to attract mature passengers. However, she is equipped with extensive facilities for children and teens.
REGISTRY: The Netherlands
ENTERED SERVICE: 2000
TONNAGE: 61,396 g.r.t.
LENGTH: 778 feet
BEAM: 105.8 feet
DRAFT: 26 feet
PASSENGERS: 1,440 (double occupancy)
SPEED: 23 knots (maximum)
POWER PLANT: diesel electric
PROPULSION: 2 variable-pitch propellers
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