Kiel Welcomes First Zuiderdam Call This Season

By ,   May 16, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam arrived in Kiel from Stockholm Saturday morning for her maiden call to the port.

The HAL ship is the first of 5 to make debut calls to the port city this season. 

ms Zuiderdam

Image: schiffe-und-kreuzfahrten.de

To mark the ocassion ms Zuiderdam was given a water fountain escort by a port tug up Kiel Fiord to her berth at Ostseekai Terminal. 

At an onboard reception, Mayor Peter Todeskino welcomed ship‘s captain to the city (capital of the Schleswig-Holstein state), and presented him with a traditional maiden visit plaque. Todeskino said:

'We are very happy that after welcoming HAL ships for eight years in a row Kiel now occupies a firm place in Holland America Line’s route planning. Apart from Zuiderdam's five calls scheduled this season, newest ship Koningsdam is also expected in Kiel.'

Other maiden visits to Kiel this year are AIDAaura on Monday, Arcadia on June 22 and Mein Schiff 5 on June 23.