MS Zuiderdam

Holland America

The MS Zuiderdam was built in 2002 and is among Holland America’s 11 ships in its fleet. The MS Zuiderdam is included in the cruise line’s Vista Class Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the MS Zuiderdam vs all of the other Holland America ships.

MS Zuiderdam Size

How big is the MS Zuiderdam? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the MS Zuiderdam. 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 Zuiderdam Infographic

MS Zuiderdam Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the MS Zuiderdam 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 Zuiderdam Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the MS Zuiderdam is 2,272 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 Zuiderdam Crew Members: Staff on the MS Zuiderdam include 842 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 2.7 to 1. The average Holland America ship includes 862 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 2.5 to 1.

MS Zuiderdam Passenger Capacity and Crew

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MS Zuiderdam Length

How long is the MS Zuiderdam? From end to end, the MS Zuiderdam length equals 955 feet (292 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 Zuiderdam vs all other active Holland America ships.

MS Zuiderdam Ship Length

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MS Zuiderdam Built Date

When was the MS Zuiderdam Built? The MS Zuiderdam was built in 2002 and joined the cruise line’s Vista Class Class.

Holland America includes 11 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1999. The average Holland America ship is 15 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2008


built date

Holland America Avg: 2007

When was the last MS Zuiderdam Dry Dock? The MS Zuiderdam experienced dry dock improvements in 2019.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The last ms Zuiderdam refurbishment to occur was in December 2019. The ship was included in a $300 million, fleet-wide refurbishment effort that Holland America implemented between 2016-2019. 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 Zuiderdam Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MS Zuiderdam ship class?

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

What is the MS Zuiderdam capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the MS Zuiderdam. The ship's capacity is 2,272. 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 Zuiderdam a good ship?

Each of Holland America's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the MS Zuiderdam 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 Zuiderdam?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 955 feet (292 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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