The Holland America Line cruise ship ZAANDAM is shown cruisng Glacier Bay recently. The ship was built by Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali in Venice Italy in 2000. Admeasured at 61,396 Gross Tons and 31, 224 Net Tons, the ship has an overall length of 663 feet, a Panamax beam of 105.8 feet and she draws 25.6 feet of water. The ship is powered by two 16 AV40S Sulzer marine diesel engines which provide 11,750 horsepower to her two shafts equipped with controllable pitch propellers. The ship can carry 1440 passengers and is capable of making 22 knots. In 2015 ZAANDAM is sailing out of Vancouver British Columbia with port calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, a cruise through Glacier Bay and then crossing the Gulf of Alaska to Seward.

 

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