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A ship with a lively atmosphere

Zuiderdam is the first of Holland America Line’s Vista class, named after the southern compass point. Following a refurbishment in 2017, the ship combines advanced technology with contemporary furnishings throughout, alongside an impressive art and antiques collection.


Holland America Line's graceful, mid-sized ships are known for their generous amount of personal space. All staterooms feature luxurious, quilted pillow top mattresses, fine linens and towels, premium massage showerheads and Elemis Aromapure bath products.

All Suites & Staterooms include:

  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining (some menu selections at extra cost)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Generous storage
  • Safes for your valuables
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary ice service.

There are also a limited number of staterooms for sole occupancy. Wheelchair accessible staterooms may be available on request, subject to availability.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length285.29 m (936 ft)


A ship's width, known as beam32.24 m (105.8 ft)


A champagne bottle on a string2002

Maiden voyage

A passenger1,964

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board842

Officers & crew

A ship with decks11

Passenger decks

A cabin with arrows indicating size14.02-106 sq m (151-1,150 sq ft)

Approx. twin cabin size

Life on board

Discover an array of activities to enjoy during your time at sea. In addition to the pools, spa and fitness centre you’d expect on board, there are exciting opportunities to brush up your skills or learn completely new ones! Watch onboard cooking shows and join in hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen, or learn how to edit, display and share your holiday photos. Indulge your passion for natural history with films, concerts and activities in conjunction with BBC Earth, or find peace and relaxation at yoga or Pilates sessions. Breathe in the invigorating sea air from a sun lounger beside one of the two outdoor swimming pools or join the action on the basketball or volleyball courts. When it comes to entertainment you’ll love the new ‘Music Walk’ experience across three exciting venues. The Lincoln Center Stage features world-class musicians performing chamber music. Billboard Onboard rocks the house with 50 years of chart-topping hits, while the best of Memphis blues is music to your ears at the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club.


Bars, restaurants and lounges
  • Pinnacle Grill (extra cost)
  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In
  • Master Chef's Table Pop Up (available on 8+ night cruises, extra cost)
  • Canaletto (extra cost)
  • Rudi’s Sel de Mer Pop Up (extra cost)
  • Ocean Bar
  • Gallery Bar
  • Pinnacle Bar
  • Afternoon tea on port days
  • High tea dance on sea days
Sports, activities and entertainment
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • BBC Earth Experiences
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon • Club HAL and The Loft
  • Two swimming pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Basketball & Volleyball courts
  • The Shops of Holland America Line
  • B.B. King's Blues Club
  • Lincoln Center Stage
  • Billboard Onboard
  • The Main Stage
  • Casino
  • Movies in the Screening Room
  • Wi-Fi and internet centre
  • Health and beauty salon
  • Extensive Library
  • Explorations Central area (from April 2018)
  • Shops
  • Laundry Service (extra cost)


With four restaurants plus snack bars and ‘pop up’ speciality selections, you'll have plenty of choice of where to dine… Grab a signature burger by the pool at Dive-In, choose sophisticated ambience in the elegant dining room, spend a romantic evening in the Pinnacle Grill or enjoy in-room dining any time of day.

For included breakfasts, lunches or an unforgettable dinner, the elegant Dining Room is your destination, with menu selections from classic favourites to vegetarian options, to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

A typical dinner menu in The Dining Room

  • Honey Pineapple with toasted coconut and strawberries
  • Orange Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with melon trio skewer and lemongrass aioli
  • Escargots Bourgignon with herb garlic butter and Burgundy
Soups and salads
  • Creamed Artichoke and Heritage Carrot Soup with rocket pesto and creme fraiche
  • Chicken with Soba Noodles shiitake mushrooms and scallions
  • Salad of Arugula and Frisee with Williams pear, mandarins and pistachios
  • Cracked Pepper Tenderloin with Grilled Shrimp and caramelised pineapple and balsamic reduction
  • Rack of Lamb with Tomato Couscous and Garlic Pearls roasted red pepper and artichoke
  • Maple-lacquered Duck Breast with corn cranberry pudding and braised Swiss chard
  • Yellowfin Sole Fillet with potato crab gallette and suace vierge
  • Baked Ricotta Stuffed Shells with garlic-basil-tomato sauce and Parmesan
  • Truffled Mushroom Risotto with parmesan and mascarpone cheese
  • Chocolate Souffle with warm dark chocolate sauce
  • Balsamic Strawberries with white chocolate mousse
  • Lemon Meringue Cheesecake with blueberry sauce and crushed amaretti
  • No-sugar Black Forest Cake with cherries and chocolate shavings