MS Westerdam Archival Collection

 

The SS Westerdam (1946) of the Holland-America Line.

The SS Westerdam (1946) of the Holland-America Line. GGA Image ID # 20a15d5590

 

 

Westerdam (1946) Holland-America Line

Built by Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands. Tonnage: 12,149. Dimensions: 496' x 66' (518' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 18 knots. Motorship. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Colors: Funnel buff, one white and two green bands. Recognition Notes: Low three-island type hull, Massive superstructure set back on the bridge deck. Five pairs of very tall kingposts. Short, thick funnel. Incidents: She had been scheduled to make her maiden voyage in 1940, but World War II prevented the sailing to be made. During hostilities she was sunk in the Dutch harbor three times by different methods, so as to keep the ship from being used. The second and third time by Dutch Underground, so to prevent use by Germany. Maiden Voyage: After the war she was completed and placed in service, arriving in New York on July 8, 1946. Passengers: 134 single class. Service: Rotterdam-New York. Sister ships: Noordam and Zaandam. Note: The Westerdam is not identical to either the Noordam and Zaandam. However, she is quite similar in appearance and general specifications. Fate: She was sold to Spain on 4 February 1965 for scrap.

 

Westerdam (1986) Holland-America Line

She Sailed as the MS Westerdam for the Holland-America Line 1988-2002

Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, West Germany. Tonnage: 42,092 GT. The second Westerdam began service as Homeric for Home Lines in 1986. Length: 204 m (669 ft 3 in). Beam: 29.73 m (97 ft 6 in). Propulsion: Two propellers. Speed: Service speed is 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph). Capacity: 1,132 passengers. Ownership Change: Holland America Line acquired the ship in 1988 where the ship was lengthened in 1989 by 130 feet. Service: In service with her new owners, the Westerdam cruised to Alaska during summer, returning to the Caribbean for the winter. Modifications: Soon after Holland America had purchased Home Lines, HAL itself was purchased by the Carnival Corporation. HAL's new owners decided to invest heavily in the fairly new Westerdam, and between October 1989 and March 1990, she was extensively rebuilt and enlarged at Meyer Werft. Ownership Transfer: After 643 cruises spanning over 13 years with Holland America, she was transferred to sister company, Costa Crociere in 2002, and renamed Costa Europa. Since then, she has been placed on a ten-year lease to Thomson Cruises, active as of April 2010, and renamed once more as Thomson Dream.

 

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Cover, Holland-America Line Sailings, Sailing List 1956, Transatlantic Passenger Service.

Holland-America Line Sailing List - 1956

Holland-America Line Sailings, Sailing List 1956, Transatlantic Passenger Service. The brochure includes Fares, Embarkation Information, Baggage Fees and Allowances, Port Taxes, and more. Covers the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam.

 

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Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 16 January 1956 to 6 August 1956.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 16 January 1956 to 6 August 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209e6ad34e

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 7 January 1956 to 9 August 1956.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 7 January 1956 to 9 August 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209ea200f5

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 3 August 1956 to 17 December 1956.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 3 August 1956 to 17 December 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209ecb6ee9

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 5 August 1956 to 22 December 1956.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 5 August 1956 to 22 December 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209ed4fbec

 

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Front Cover, Era of the Passenger Liner by Nicholas T. Cairis. Published by Pegasus Books Ltd., London, 1992.

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 4: 1936-1950 by Arnold Kludas, 1977.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1936-1950

The 15 years from 1936 to 1950 are covered here in the fourth volume of the series. This was the period that saw the lifting of the worldwide recession of the early '30s and the introduction of the largest passenger vessel of all time, the famous Cunarder Queen Elizabeth, and the Wilhelm Gustloff, which was considered to be the first ship built for cruising in the modern sense.

 

Front Cover and Spine, North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900 by Nicholas T. Cairis, 1972.

North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900

Material about the most prominent steamship companies on the Atlantic Ferry today and those that have been there for some time. Some Lines have diverse services to other oceans, seas, and continents.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2002.

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships is a superbly illustrated volume that documents a long line of great ships--from "floating palaces" such as the Imperator (1913) and the Vaterland (1914) to such luxurious cruise ships as the Statendam (1957), Hamburg (1969), the remodeled Bremen (1990), and the new Deutschland (1998).

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

 

A Place Made Just For You. Staterooms and Suites Available on the MS Westerdam of the Holland-America Line.

A Place Made Just For You. Staterooms and Suites Available on the MS Westerdam of the Holland-America Line. Welcome Aboard Brochure, 1990s. GGA Image ID # 20a1b82b35

 

We built our staterooms with more than sleeping in mind. Private baths, multi-channel music systems, and don't forget, 24-hour room service. All designed to pamper you every minute of your cruise.

Suite. Westerdam suites feature a living room, bed- room and walk-in closet — 414 square feet of luxury. Enjoy complimentary touches such as personalized stationery, dry cleaning and daily hors d'oeuvres. Approx. 414 square feet.

Stateroom Deluxe. Exclusively located on the Upper Promenade Deck, a Stateroom Deluxe features a convertible queen bed, sitting area, full bath, VCR and mini-bar. Approx. 236 square feet.

Deluxe Outside. Most of our spacious Deluxe and Large Outside Double Rooms feature twin or queen beds, plus a bath/shower combination. Approx. 181 square feet.

Standard Outside. Convertible queen-size beds and bath/shower combinations. Approx. 130 square feet.

Standard Inside. Our Standard Inside Rooms offer a minimum category with maximum comforts. Approx. 153 square feet.

Room measurements are approximate, and some rooms in the same category may vary in size and/or have different color schemes and furniture placement from that pictured.

 

 

Sports and Fitness Facilities

Two outside swimming pools (one with a sliding glass cover). Two whirlpools. Gymnasium. Dual saunas. Jogging track. Practice tennis courts. Basketball. Volleyball. Deck sports.

Health Spa

Holland America provides a complete menu of relaxing spa and massage services — the perfect reward after a hard workout. Is anyone for a loofah scrub?

Communications

Ship-to-shore telephone. Audio/Visual Aids. Daily news and stock quotations via UPI. Closed-circuit TV and multi-channel radio are in every stateroom. And for those who want to stay abreast of the important news, big screen ESPN is in our Sports Lounge.

Entertainment and Activities

Orchestras with vocalists. Star performers. Nightclubs. Movies. Deck sports. Dance lessons. Bridge tournaments. Library. Disco. Arts and crafts program. Full-service casino. Wine tasting. Youth coordinators.

Shops and Services

Shore Excursions Office. Self-service or send-out laundry facilities. Dry-cleaning. Gift shop with a large assortment of luxury articles at duty-free prices. Beauty parlor. Barbershop. Religious services. Photo shop. Safe deposit boxes.

Medical Facilities

Holland America leads the cruise industry in medical preparedness. Our physicians must be licensed in the U.S. or Canada, and our pharmacy stocks only USDA-approved medications.

Meal Options

Amsterdam Dining Room. Fielding's highest-rated Lido is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a late-night buffet. The Verandah Restaurant. 24-hour room service. Coffee bar. Spa juice bar. Special diet/Kosher meal accommodations. And with our "Tipping Not Required" policy, you receive the genuine, gracious, and unconditional service you deserve.

 

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