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|Holland America Cruise Lines - Official Web Site|
Honolulu Harbor, October 17, 2003
This is one of my favorite ships. It is one of six Holland American ships that are all similar
in design, MS Maasdam, Ryndam, Veendam, Volendam, Zaandam. All built between 1993-2000. These
ships seem to be the "right size" for a cruise ship. You can walk from one end to the other without
stopping for a rest. They have all the basic facilities you would expect on a cruise. They also
seem to be the right size to enter a port, they just look right, not like a mega-ship that looks out of place.
Statendam - Length: 720 Feet, Beam: 101 Feet, Passengers: 1,266, Elevators: 8, Decks: 10
The Statendam enters the Aloha Tower Marketplace cruise terminal.
Hilo Harbor, Big Island, Hawaii, February 29, 2004
Above you can see the Statendam at the Hilo cargo dock. The State of Hawaii has yet to provide appropriate
terminal facilities for the growing cruise industry. But sometimes this might be a plus, I don't like
big flashy commercial cruise terminals. In Hawaii these "local style" facilities make you feel like you
arriving at an exotic location, off the beaten path that other tourists follow.
MS Statendam, Alaska, June 2002
MS Ryndam, Ketchikan Alaska, June 2002
MS Ryndan - Length: 720 Feet, Beam: 101 Feet, Passengers: 1,266, Elevators: 12, Decks: 10
MS Amsterdam, Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, April 2004
MS Amsterdam - Length: 780 Feet, Beam: 106 Feet, Passengers: 1,380, Elevators: 12, Decks: 12