MS Zaandam

Holland America

The MS Zaandam was built in 2000 and is among Holland America’s 11 ships in its fleet. The MS Zaandam is included in the cruise line’s Rotterdam Class Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the MS Zaandam vs all of the other Holland America ships.

MS Zaandam Size

How big is the MS Zaandam? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the MS Zaandam. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

MS Zaandam Infographic

MS Zaandam Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the MS Zaandam can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



Holland America Avg: 2,156 guests

MS Zaandam Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the MS Zaandam is 1,432 guests. The average capacity for the 11 active ships in Holland America’s fleet is 2,156 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Holland America ships has a minimum of 1,432 guests and a maximum of 3,218 passengers.



Holland America Avg: 862 staff

MS Zaandam Crew Members: Staff on the MS Zaandam include 615 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 4.3:1. The average Holland America ship includes 862 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 4.0:1.

MS Zaandam Passenger Capacity and Crew

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MS Zaandam Length

How long is the MS Zaandam? From end to end, the MS Zaandam length equals 778 feet (238 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 11 active vessels in Holland America’s fleet, measuring 922 feet (282 meters).


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Holland America Avg: 922 feet

The smallest Holland America ship (in terms of length) measures 778 feet (238 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 983 feet (300 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the MS Zaandam vs all other active Holland America ships.

MS Zaandam Ship Length

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MS Zaandam Built Date

When was the MS Zaandam Built? The MS Zaandam was built in 2000 and joined the cruise line’s Rotterdam Class Class.

Holland America includes 11 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1999. The average Holland America ship is 14 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2008


built date

Holland America Avg: 2007

When was the last MS Zaandam Dry Dock? The MS Zaandam experienced dry dock improvements in 2018.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The last ms Zaandam refurbishment to occur was in March 2018. The ship was included in a $300 million, fleet-wide refurbishment effort that Holland America implemented between 2016-2018. The dry dock included significant upgrades to all staterooms, including the following: new carpet, furniture, wall covers, quartz desk-tops, USB outlets, make up vanity area, coffee machines (espresso), new televisions, and more.

MS Zaandam Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MS Zaandam ship class?

The ship belongs to the Holland America class of ships known as the Rotterdam Class class.

What is the MS Zaandam capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the MS Zaandam. The ship's capacity is 1,432. When comparing the occupancy to the average Holland America passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 2,156 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Holland America ships.

Is the MS Zaandam a good ship?

Each of Holland America's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the MS Zaandam is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the MS Zaandam?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 778 feet (238 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Holland America fleet, measuring 922 feet (282 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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