Sunday, 8 August 2010

WESTERDAM

Amongst the cruise ships visiting the Clyde in 2010 are two of the Holland America Line 'Vista' class ships. The first was QUEEN VICTORIA on 28 July, the second is this ship, WESTERDAM, which was the third member of the class to be built. She was completed for Holland America Line in 2004 and is 82,348 tons gross, her tonnage having increased slightly following a refit in 2007. At 290 metres in length, the class are able to fit through the locks of the Panama Canal - just. Starting at Rotterdam, WESTERDAM is visiting a number of British and Irish ports on a voyage entitled 'Celtic Legends Cruise', and could be carrying as many as 1,916 passengers. She is due to pay a second visit to Greenock later in the month.

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