Zaandam Cruise Ships Makes Port in the East African coastline with 1000 tourists
The Holland America MS Zandaam, a floating luxury hotel, will be mooring in Tanzania this weekend with a shipload of foreign visitors
The Luxurious Travel Vessel should be making port in Zanzibar after previously anchoring in 14 other African destinations on its way to its final port of call in Cape-Town, South Africa via the equator line.
Cruising mostly along the Indian Ocean Coastline, the ship’s special voyage is known as ‘44 Night African Cruise on the Zaandam.’
The Zaandam 44 Night Grand Africa Voyage Cruise set sail on October 10, 2022, from Fort Lauderdale of Florida, in the United States.
There are more than 1000 tourists aboard the luxury cruise ship as it meanders across parts of Asia and the African coastline for over two months.
Two of the nights are being spent in Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania where the ship anchors on Thursday, November 10 at 10.00 am and depart on Friday night of November 11 at 8.00 pm.
The Zaandam will dock in Zanzibar, on Saturday and depart from the Island the following day, on Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Zaandam has so far anchored at Funchal Madeira Islands in Portugal, Arrecife, Lanzarote Island, Canary Islands of Spain as well as Agadir and Casablanca in Morocco.
The ship’s journey has also made rounds in La Goulette of Tunis in Tunisia, Souda (chania) in Greece, sailed through the Suez Canal then on to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, Aqaba of Jordan then Safaga in Egypt again.
The ship’s residents were treated to the Crossing the Equator moment before anchoring for an overnight stay at Victoria, Mahe, in Seychelles.
From Seychelles Zaandam cruises into the Tanzanian ports of Zanzibar and Dar-es-salaam for four consecutive nights before proceeding to Mamoudzou, Mayotte.
The Tanzania Tourists Board believes the ship’s itinerary is another plus for the country’s travel industry.
From Mayotte it will be Madagascar, Maputo in Mozambique, and Richards Bay of Durban in South Africa before anchoring at the southern tip of Africa in Cape Town.
MS Zaandam is a luxury vessel owned and operated by Holland America Line.
The ship was named after the city of Zaandam, located near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
MS Zaandam was built in Italy by Fincantieri. It is part of the Rotterdam class and a sister ship to Volendam, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam.