Holland America Zuiderdam
This Vista class ship debuted in 2002 with the latest innovations. Design wise, the MS Zuiderdam operates with diesel-electric power and an Azipod propulsion system. Inside, accommodations for 1,916 people offer elegance and spaciousness on the high seas. Capturing this character is the extensive art collection on board. The heart, inside the three-story atrium, is a Waterford crystal seahorse. But as you explore and look around, you’ll notice even more gems: Andy Warhol’s painting of Queen Beatrix, medallions by Frank Lloyd Wright, and Art Deco pieces from New York City’s Chrysler Building. During the year, the MS Zuiderdam travels along the Pacific Coast. Travelers, as such, can enjoy its accommodations while going as far north as Alaska or traveling through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean.
Rooms and Dining
Even when you select the standard accommodations in Interior, Ocean-View, or Verandah Rooms, the experience is very luxurious. Recline or have a good night’s rest on Euro-top mattresses, and then refresh as you awaken the next day with salon-quality hair tools, fragrant toiletries, and massaging showerheads. A television with DVDs and fresh fruit on request further enhance your travels across the globe. Signature and Neptune Suites start from this elegant foundation and offer more intimacy and exclusivity. Your rooms come equipped with a mini-bar and feature one-touch phones, high tea on request, fresh flowers, and custom stationery. During your trip, for a relaxing experience, you’ll have access to the Neptune Lounge. The Vista Dining Room, as well, presents a traditional cruise experience. An elegant setting is where you’ll be served a five-course meal – vegetarian and low-carb options are available – and have a choice of wines. But cruisers frequently seek out specialty dining, and Holland America presents a range of choices. Savor Italian at Canaletto, request fresh, cooked-to-order meals at the Lido Restaurant, or dine in the height of elegance at the Pinnacle Grill. The Explorations Café, as well, is a popular spot for grabbing a cup of coffee, browsing through the library, and picking up a Wi-Fi signal.
On the MS Zuiderdam, you have two choices: relax or enrich. The Greenhouse Spa and Salon is the perfect spot for the former. Rejuvenate yourself with a massage or try out a new hairstyle during your trip. Or after you’ve taken some stunning vacation photos, edit them into a scrapbook at the Digital Workshop, where Microsoft-certified instructors show you photography and photo-editing techniques. Another option is the Culinary Arts Center. Here, professional chefs put on dazzling cooking displays during your journey. So watch and pick up a few things to take back home. Children, as well, can find age-appropriate enjoyment on board. Club HAL is designed with 3 to 12 year olds in mind, while The Loft is for those 13 to 17. Everyone, however, can enjoy the performances at the Vista Show Lounge – a theater for seeing entertaining, professional vocalists, variety acts, or comedians. Adults might want to go over to the Crow’s Nest later. Holland America’s club features a 270-degree view of the surroundings. As you plan to see the world, have the MS Zuiderdam take you there with luxurious accommodations. Schedule your trip today after browsing itineraries through Direct Line Cruises.