Wednesday, 14 July 2010

ABC Wednesday - Z

Z is for Zuiderdam

MS Zuiderdam is the ship that we sailed on to Alaska recently.







A few technical details for those interested:

The total mileage for our voyage, from Vancouver to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan and back to Vancouver was 2017 nautical miles and the average speed was 15.9 knots.

Gross tonnage - 82,305 tons
Max speed 23 knots
Length 935 ft
Width - 106 ft

There were 2000 guests on board and 794 crew


Thanks to Denise Nesbitt and her team for hosting ABC Wednesday. For more looks at the letter Z, please click here.

18 comments:

Maggie May said...

Great new look on the blog!
Huge ship!
Great idea for *Z*
Maggie X

Nuts in May

SquirrelQueen said...

A very nice ship, the perfect way to travel to Alaska. What did you think of Juneau, isn't it an interesting town?

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogoversary!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Anne
ohmigod, that ship is massive!Outstanding pictures, I'm enchanted by the scenery!
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna and mommy Léia

Mara said...

What a great Z-word. Although I might be biased, since it sounds like a Dutch name.

I would love to one day take a cruise, but am a bit afraid I will be spending most of my time on my bed being sick.

Roger Owen Green said...

Off topic, I should never look at your blog before breakfast; it makes me HUNGRY!

I've never gone on a cruise - some day...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific looking ship! Great way to travel, isn't it? And what a great word for the Z Day!! Love the new look on your blog and Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Enjoy the rest of your week, Anne!

Sylvia

Deb said...

wow..how cool...

Tumblewords: said...

Cruise ships are wonderful but I could hardly quit looking at the fresh bread and strawberry jam! Yummy. Anyway, the ship is beautiful and I'm thinking your cruise must have been full of spectacular sights!

Gayle said...

My first cruise was with Holland America and they're still one of my favorites. I love, love, love cruising! No packing and unpacking! Lucky you.

helenmac said...

I'm with Roger -- never look at your masthead before breakfast!
Your trip sounds delightful, but I cannot believe the size of the ship -- a floating skyscraper almost.

jabblog said...

Nice Z post - in fact you've got the complete A to Z or perhaps that should be Z to A ;-)

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! I often wonder what hubby would be like on a cruise - he mentions it from time to time but I think he would love the engine room - then he would be bored! He isn't one for socialising unlike me! lol!
Thanks so much - hope to see you in Round 7!
Denise
ABC Team

Denise said...

One very impressive ship! I bet it looks equally impressive inside.
An English Girl Rambles

Beverley Baird said...

What a trip that must have been!
gREAT POST FOR THE WEEK!

Jingle said...

lovely image.

anna.ua said...

wow.... this is impressive...

Jay said...

Wow. Not so much a floating hotel, but a floating city!!! Still, at least you stayed snug and warm in there, huh?

Love the banner pic!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I'm going on a ship like that from Beijing to Anchorage next March after backpacking across Europe & Asia Anne. How did you like the cruise?