Holland America’s m/s Westerdam

The third in Holland America Line’s series of Vista-class ships, Westerdam embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Most of her staterooms have ocean views and many have private verandahs.

The theme of Westerdam’s art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Art ranges from paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson’s Half Moon, to a huge Indian silver-overlaid wood palace doorway, a bone tobacco pipe carved in the shape of a woman’s head to a collection of 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved limestone figures from Ecuador. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and signature sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt.

Guests on Westerdam will be able to “show and tell” their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking — so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home.

Expect Remarkable Service

Warm and genuine, never in the way yet never out of reach: the crew members of Holland America Line consistently win top industry awards for service. In your stateroom you can expect 24/7 service including twice-daily housekeeping, nightly turndown and complimentary shoe shining and ice service. Our academy-trained professional crew members take pride in making your cruise relaxing and remarkable in every way.

Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,916
Crew members: 817
Gross Tonnage: 82,348 grt.
Length: 936 feet
Beam: 105.8 feet
Maximum speed: 24 knots
Dedicated: April 2004, actress Renée Soutendijk


As You Wish® dining is all about flexibility and freedom.

Throughout the ship there are restaurants to suit every mood, from a casual lunch by the pool to authentic Italian cuisine to a legendary experience at Le Cirque to a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak. Savor the many diverse restaurants and delicious menus inspired by the latest trends.

If you prefer a private dining experience, 24-hour In-Room Dining is complimentary and simply a phone call away.

Canaletto ($)

At Canaletto, our master chefs have prepared a tantalizing offering of traditional Italian cuisine that will take your palate on a trip to the Mediterranean. This elegant restaurant blends luxurious décor with sweeping views and complements them with delectable food and an extensive wine list.

Discover Canaletto’s charms. The Canaletto restaurant serves classic Italian fare with tableside service for dinners only.

Explorations Café

Relax in our comfortable café, powered by The New York Times, featuring the daily crossword puzzle, custom espresso drinks and pastries and the most comprehensive selection of books and travel guides at sea.

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Lido Restaurant

At the top of the ship, the Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order selections. Breakfasts feature bountiful choices including pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch choices from around the world include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrées from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.

Located in the center of the Lido deck, our Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining, extensive menu selections and as always, impeccable service from our attentive, yet unobtrusive staff.

Pinnacle Grill ($) *

Savor the renowned Pinnacle Grill restaurant for celebrations or for just an intimate evening for two.

The Pinnacle Grill offers a level of elegant sophistication unmatched anywhere on the seven seas. Beautifully appointed with Bvlgari® china, Riedel stemware and Frette® linens, the intimate Pinnacle Grill is ideal for a romantic dinner for two or a special group celebration.

Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining on board. Make reservations and plan to celebrate the day’s adventures in this intimate setting graced by luxurious china, stemware and linens.

Open for lunch and dinner*, the Pinnacle Grill features choice, sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch and premium seafood, along with a wine selection spanning the globe from California and the Pacific Northwest to France, Chile to Australia.

*A nominal fee is charged for lunch and dinner in the Pinnacle Grill.

Terrace Grill

For a perfectly grilled gourmet burger, fresh garden wrap or grilled panini, there’s no better place than the Terrace Grill, offering alfresco dining by the pool. Kid-friendly menus including tacos, hamburgers and hot dog on the pool deck.

Vista Dining Room

For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable five-course dinner, the main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining aboard. On our menus you’ll find classic favorites and vegetarian choices as well as regionally inspired cuisine prepared by chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rotisseurs, an international food and wine society.

The double-deck Vista Dining Room occupies the aft portion of Promenade and Lower Promenade Decks. The ceiling is festooned with fiber-optic hibiscus blossoms and there is a musician’s balcony in the center of the room

Room Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day.


Evenings on board brim with choices. Take in a thrilling show in the lounge, try your luck in the Casino, or sing along in the piano bar. Explore the varied gathering places to suit every taste.

Care for a refreshing drink by the pool? An exotic cocktail in a late-night lounge? Choices abound.


The main focal point of the atrium is the glass sculpture of an old sailing ship. At the base of the Atrium on Main Deck (1), there is an elliptical bar.

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BB King's Blues Club

BB King’s Blues Club, Direct from Beale Street, our B.B. King All-Star band brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, the band does it all while you enjoy a signature drink or dance the blues away. B.B. King Blues Club — it’s good for your soul.

Crow's Nest Lounge

This panoramic place to enjoy the sunset transforms into a fun dance club after dark as our DJ spins the tunes.

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Culinary Arts Center (also known as the Queen's Lounge / BB King's Blues Club)

This groundbreaking concept blends guests’ love for food and entertaining into a unique, interactive experience.

Explore fresh ideas in food and entertaining while you sail. Discover your inner sous chef or how to choose the perfect wine. Raise a glass to new talents.

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Explorer's lounge

The 81-seat Explorers Cafe is an intimate lounge on aft Lower Promenade Deck (deck 2) near the entrance to the Vista Dining Room

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Northern Lights Nightclub

The Northern Lights Disco accommodates 120 and is adjacent to the Casino on the port side of Lower Promenade Deck. Drop by after dark as the ship’s dance club revs up. It is positioned behind the Queens Lounge and Casino.

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Ocean Bar

Enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live music in our luxurious Ocean Bar. This bar is on both sides of the Deck 3 atrium. It was probably the most popular bar on the ship. The curved bar was quite distinctive.

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Piano Bar

On the starboard side of Lower Promenade Deck, there is the brightly colored Piano Bar seating 67 guests with a view of the sea through picture windows.

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Pinnacle Bar

Directly across the Atrium from the Pinnacle Grill is the Pinnacle Bar (deck 2).

Dave Koz Cruise - Holland America Westerdam Pinnacle Bar
Queen's Lounge (also known as the Culinary Arts Center / BB King's Blues Club)

The Queens Lounge on midships Lower Promenade Deck doubles as a cabaret-style showroom and a culinary learning center.

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Sports Bar

The 44-seat Sports Bar follows the Piano Bar on starboard Lower Promenade Deck. Enjoy a drink and cheer with friends as your favorite teams and events are broadcast via ESPN International.

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Vista Show Lounge

This is the main theater on the ship. It is located on three decks. Talented performers take to the stage nightly in the ship’s magnificent theatre or in The Showroom at Sea, a contemporary take on a classic nightclub featuring state-of-the-art theatre technology.

Fronting an entire level of public rooms on Promenade Deck, the triple deck Vista Lounge is Westerdams state-of-the-art, Broadway-style showroom seating 846 guests.

Dave Koz Cruise - Holland America Westerdam Vista Show Lounge

Every day aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship brings a wealth of onboard cruise activities and new things to do, along with the freedom to partake in as many — or as few — as you please. It’s an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream — do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Café, there’s a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.

Dabble, discover, daydream — do everything, or do nothing at all.


Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling the dice for the first time, our Casino (Lower Promenade Deck 6) offers games for all levels, as well as complimentary lessons. In the ms Westerdam’s Casino, vibrant colors, modern décor, and friendly staff combine to form an electric atmosphere that is the perfect backdrop for an evening spent trying your luck at slots, blackjack, poker, and roulette.

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Digital Workshop powered by Windows

Digital Workshop powered by Windows (on starboard Promenade Deck near the shopping area), offers fun, free and informative technology advice and instruction. These small-group sessions, designed for all abilities, are conducted by our Microsoft-trained “Techsperts” who translate the latest technology into useful tips everyone can use.

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Erasmus Library

Whether you want to lose yourself in The Iliad, check the current events in the latest issue of Time, look something up in the encyclopedia, or follow your ship’s course in an atlas, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the stately confines of the Erasmus Library.

Explorations Café

Relax in our comfortable café, featuring the daily crossword puzzle, custom espresso drinks and pastries and the most comprehensive selection of books and travel guides at sea, on the starboard side of the Crow’s Nest.

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Fitness Center *

For rejuvenation through exercise, we offer fitness classes in yoga, Pilates and more, as well as a professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Two refreshing outdoor pools also await, along with basketball and volleyball courts on deck. The fully equipped gymnasium with cardio equipment, weight machines, free weights and a stretching area are located at the forward end of the Greenhouse Spa on Lido Deck

*Spa and Fitness facilities vary by ship.

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Greenhouse Spa and Salon *

Our tranquil Asian-inspired spa is a haven of luxurious beauty salon and spa treatments, featuring thermal pools, heated ceramic lounges and treatment rooms facing the sea. The Greenhouse Salon and Spa is located on forward Lido Deck (9) and features a large hydrotherapy pool

*Spa and Fitness facilities vary by ship.

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Hydro Pool

The water in the hydropool is body temperature, so therefore you can stay in much longer than a traditional hot tub.

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Lido Pool

The Lido Pool, situated beside the Terrace Grill, is covered by a sliding glass roof that ensures the perfect environment for a relaxing day of swimming, lounging, or soaking in the whirlpool, no matter what part of the world you’re in.

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Sports Deck

The aft portion of Sports Deck continues with a games court for basketball, soccer and paddle tennis.

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Thermal Suite

Overlooking the ocean through a wall of picture windows, the Thermal Suite presents an oasis of tranquility where relaxation is the rule. After an invigorating massage, soothe your muscles with a soak in the whirlpool and then relax on a tile lounge while life’s stresses melt away.

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