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  • Happiness flows on an Avalon river cruise. From Asia to South America and Europe to the Nile, you’ll cruise in relaxed luxury with river cruising’s widest views of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.

The first of Holland America’s Vista-class ships, MS Zuiderdam boasts classic nautical lines and finishes, modern amenities, and a spectacular art and antique collection. While on board, explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences and dance the night away at B.B. King’s Blues Club. Enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table. Relax with a rejuvenating treatment at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Enjoy the wide array of delectable cuisines in one of the ship’s restaurants.

Ship Information

  • Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger capacity: 1,964
  • Crew members: 842
  • Gross tonnage: 81,769 grt.
  • Length: 936 feet
  • Beam: 105.9 feet
  • Maximum speed: 24 knots 

Stateroom Amenities

  • Luxurious beds featuring signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Premium massage showerhead
  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Safes for your valuables
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Generous Storage
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Complimentary ice service Interactive
  • LED television with On Demand movies, programming, and multichannel music
  • Mini-fridge


Inside Stateroom (Category L, K, J)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. Approximately 151-233 sq. ft.

Ocean-View Stateroom (Category DD, D, C)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower. Approximately 174-180 sq. ft

Verandah (Category VA,VB, VC)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, large sitting area, private verandah, sofa bed, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212–359 sq. ft. including verandah. (Please note; Categories VA, VB, and VC are only used for sailings in 2022.)