Defunct Cruise Lines
MS Zuiderdam was built at the italian based fincantieri shipyards and is the first of the holland america line's vista class, entering service in 2002 she is the sister ship to Oosterdam, Westerdam, and Noordam, Zuiderdam is a large ship weighing in at 81,769 tonnes and 954 feet in length.
The ship offers five major types of staterooms Interior, Ocean-view, Vista Suites: (Verandah Suites), Neptune Suites: (Deluxe Verandah Suites), and Signature Suites: (Superior 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.
Five-course meals are served in the Vista Dining Room including continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options, alternatively there’s the Pinnacle Grill which is a more sophisticated dining experience with its inspired seafood dishes, premium Sterling Silver Beef® and select wines, other dining options include the Italian Canaletto Restaurant, or the Lido Restaurant, the ship also has a Culinary Arts Centre with gourmet presentations, tasting events and intimate cooking classes.
Theres also plenty of entertainment to keep the whole family happy including a casino, pools and whirlpools, Vista 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|
Captain E.J. Smith - captain of the RMS Titanic died when the ship hit an iceburg and sank in 1912.
- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718
Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.
David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.
Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.
Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan, known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.