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MV Volendam – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9156515

MV Volendam

© Chris Howell

Volendam – © Chris Howell (24/12/2011)

Steel twin screw “Rotterdam-Class (R-Class)” motor vessel built in 1999 by Fincantieri, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6035) as a Passenger/Cruise ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 237 m (overall) 202.75 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 32.28 m
    Depth: 11.0 m
    Draught: 8.10 m (max)
    Tonnage: 60906 gross/31224 net/6150t deadweight
    Engines: 5 x Sulzer Type 12ZAV40S diesels
    Power: 43200kW/HP
    Speed: 22 knots
    Capacity: 1440 passengers (1824 max)
    Call Sign: 
    MMSI Number: 245968000
  • IMO Number: 9156515
    Port of Registry: Rotterdam/The Netherlands 🇳🇱
    Sister Ships: Rotterdam (5980), Zaandam (6036), Amsterdam (6052)


Current AIS Location

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The third of four Rotterdam-Class (R-Class) cruise ships. 

February 27th 1998: Keel laid.

September 18th 1998: Launched.

October 25th 1999: Delivered to Holland America Line, Rotterdam, Holland.

November 12th 1999: Christened by former professional tennis player Chris Evert, who became the ship’s godmother.

February 2005: Chartered as a hotelship for the “World Superbowl” final in Jacksonville.

© Cees Bustraan © Cees Bustraan © Cees Bustraan

Volendam – © Cees Bustraan (Willemstad, 27/03/2008)

July 30th 2022: Provisionally due at Dover.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Cess Bustraan and Chris Howell for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)



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