April 18, 1873


The official founding date of the Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (NASM) in Rotterdam in 1873. (The company was formed as a result of the reorganization of an earlier company, Plate, Reuchlin & Co., which had encountered financial difficulties.)

The full history of the company can be found on the website of the Holland America Line.

HAL tiles

Image Copyright Captain Stephen J. Card.

By clicking on the name you will find images of the ship and her predecessors. 

Present fleet.

Ship Name

Delivery

Passenger Capacity

m.s. Statendam

1993

1,258  **

m.s. Maasdam

1993

1,258

m.s. Ryndam

1994

1,258  **

m.s. Veendam

1996

1,266

m.s. Rotterdam *

1997

1,316

m.s. Volendam

1999

1,432

m.s. Zaandam

2000

1,440

m.s. Amsterdam *

2000

1,380

m.s. Prinsendam

2002

793

m.s. Zuiderdam

2002

1,848

m.s. Oosterdam

2003

1,848

m.s. Westerdam

2004

1,848

m.s. Noordam

2006

1,848

m.s. Eurodam

2008

2.104

m.s. Nieuw Amsterdam

2010

2.106

m.s. Koningsdam

2016

2.660

* = Flagships.

** = In 2015 sold to P & O Australia.

 
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10 June 2005.

Updated: 23 November 2015.