MS Westerdam

2004 (refurbished in 2017)
290 m / 951 ft
Gross Tonnage
82348 gt
32 m / 105 ft
Cruising Speed
22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Country Region
Canada Alaska

Ship Overview

The MS Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. As such, she 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.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Vista Lounge (846-seat theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Piano Bar; Sports Bar; Pinnacle Bar (38-seat wine bar); Ocean Bar (Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Northern Lights Disco & Nightclub
  • Queen’s Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre (with live band entertainment, cooking shows, culinary classes; via partnership with “Food & Wine Magazine”)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Meeting Rooms (Hudson, Half Moon, Stuyvesant)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Screening Room (40-seat indoor cinema); Erasmus Room (24-seat library)
  • Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Explorations Cafe (specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Neptune Lounge (club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 5 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar; The Retreat (adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Sport Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Promenade Deck, Walking Track
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)


Staterooms / Suites

  • Pinnacle Suite 1,150 ft² /107 m²
  • Neptune Suite 500-712 ft² / 46-66 m²
  • Signature Suite 372-384 ft² / 35-36 m²
  • Verandah Stateroom 212-359 ft² / 20-33 m²
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom 174-180 ft² / 16-17 m²
  • Fully Obstructed View 174-180 ft² / 16-17 m²
  • Large Interior Stateroom 151-233 ft² / 14-22 m²
  • Standard Interior Stateroom 151-233 ft² / 14-22 m²
  • Standard Inside Stateroom 151-233 ft² / 14-22 m²


  • Cat. PS
  • Rotterdam Deck
  • 4 guests
  • Bedroom with king-size bed
  • Private bath with oversized whirlpool/shower
  • Separate shower stall
  • Hairdryer
  • Dressing room
  • Floor to ceiling windows that open to private balcony with whirlpool
  • Living room with sofa bed
  • Dining room
  • Pantry
  • Guest bath
  • Refrigerator, microwave
  • Television, DVD player, safety deposit box
  • Multi-channel music, data port, phone

Deck Plans

Deck Plan
Deck Plan
Deck 1 - Main
Deck 1 - Main
Deck 2 - Lower Promenade
Deck 2 - Lower Promenade
Deck 3 - Promenade
Deck 3 - Promenade
Deck 4 - Upper Promenade
Deck 4 - Upper Promenade
Deck 5 - Verandah
Deck 5 - Verandah
Deck 6 - Upper Verandah
Deck 6 - Upper Verandah
Deck 7 - Rotterdam
Deck 7 - Rotterdam
Deck 8 - Navigation
Deck 8 - Navigation
Deck 9 - Lido
Deck 9 - Lido
Deck 10 - Observation
Deck 10 - Observation
Deck 11 - Sports
Deck 11 - Sports


Westerdam's Vista Dining Room is a 2-deck venue at the aft end of the vessel. One deck is allocated for the guests who choose conventional fixed-seating dining and the other for open seating (passengers can either make a reservation or simply walk in). For those who prefer to be seated at small or large tables should use the reservation system. Three themed teas - Cupcake, Indonesian and Royal Dutch - are served once during a sailing. Holland America's Lido buffet rates among the best organized at sea. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks, the spot is in bright, jazzy colors with seating in the main pool area under magradome cover and on the adjacent aft deck. Food is arranged in themed stations that serve up sandwiches made to order, salads, pizza, sushi, stir fries and typical hot fare. Thus, you don't have to wait behind a passenger picking through the salad bar if you want to move on to the meat station.

  • Pinnacle Grill (148-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant
  • Vista Restaurant (1120-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (420-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)
  • Slice (poolside Pizzeria, complimentary)