Defunct Cruise Lines
MS Zaandam is a medium to large sized cruise ship weighing in at just over 61000 tonnes, she is named after the city of Zaandam in the Netherlands, the ship came into service in 2000 after being christened in a naming ceremony with the olson twins acting as godmother.
On board the ship has a musical theme and artefacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship including Bill Clinton's saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.
MS Zaandam offers four major types of staterooms Interior, Ocean-view, Vista Suites: (Verandah Suites) and Neptune Suites: (Deluxe Verandah Suites), a typical interior cabin comes equipped with Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, Premium massage showerheads, make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, Complimentary fresh fruit on request, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
the ship offers a good choice of dining facilities Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-Carb options are served in the Rotterdam Dining Room or a more sophisticated dining experience can be found at the Pinnacle Grill, this intimate reservations-only venue offers premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and a choice of select wines, or relax in the lido restaurant featuring fresh, cooked-to-order meals.
for entertainment there’s all the usual traditional facilities such as a casino, pools and whirlpools, Mondriaan Show Lounge featuring talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts, for younger guests there’s Club HAL®: a dedicated youth facility and activity club for kids ages 3 - 12; activities are supervised and age appropriate and The Loft: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Afterdeck - Deck behind a Ship's Bridge
Bow - The Front of the Ship (pointy bit)
Beam - The Greatest Width of the Ship
Bridge - The Location From Which a Ship is Steered and its Speed Controlled
Cargo Hold - A Space for Storing Cargo
Capstan - Upright Device for Winding in Heavy Ropes or Cables
Davit - Device for Hoisting and Lowering a Boat
Flagstaff - Flag Pole at the Stern of a Ship
Forecastle - The Section of the Upper Deck of a Ship Located at the Bow Forward of the Foremast
Foremast - Mast nearest to the Bow of a Ship
Galley - The Kitchen area of a Ship
Helm - Ship's Steering Wheel
Hull - The Main Structure or Body of a Ship
Knot - A Measure of Speed Equal to One Nautical Mile (6076 feet) per Hour