The ms Zuiderdam began her inaugural season in 2002 as the first ship in our Vista-class series. As with all ships in the Vista-class, the ms Zuiderdam embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a full-scale diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability. Forward-looking in both design and spirit, the ms Zuiderdam was also the first ship to offer data ports in every stateroom for Internet and email access.
At the heart of the ms Zuiderdam, suspended in a three-story atrium, a Waterford Crystal Seahorse sets the mood for exquisite pieces of art to be seen throughout this elegant ship. On board the ms Zuiderdam, marvelous nooks and crannies contain priceless works of art. Guests will find a recurring Venetian theme throughout the ship; the most dazzling features figures in the time of Carnival in Venice, created by Daniel Ogier. Guests can also expect signature Holland America touches, such as a gracious and unobtrusive staff, gourmet meals, spacious accommodations and the very best in entertainment and activities. The ms Zuiderdam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms and staterooms in Fall 2005.
Join her in 2006-2007 on a Caribbean cruise vacation, transit the Panama Canal, take an exotic Hawaiian Island cruise or discover the stunning natural beauty of Alaska's Inside Passage and Glacier Bay.
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.
World-renowned master chef Reiner Greubel leads our award-winning culinary staff in providing extensive dining options, including "light & healthy" items, continental and ethnic cuisines, and vegetarian dishes. All are available in a range of dining venues.
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 equip 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.