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Take a look around the only cruise ship scheduled to visit Anchorage this season

Passengers disembark the Zaandam cruise ship on May 14 ,2018, at the Port of Anchorage.  (Marc Lester / ADN)

Zaandam, a 780-foot Holland America cruise ship, arrived in Anchorage early Monday, May 14. Passengers aboard it are on a two-week cruise that originated in Seattle and traveled to several ports in Southeast Alaska before coming here. The ship has 716 staterooms and can carry more than 1,800 passengers.

In Anchorage, tour buses carried travelers into the city. Their journey continues on to Homer and Kodiak before the return trip to Seattle. Port of Anchorage external affairs director Jim Jager said the Zaandam will visit Anchorage 10 times in 2018. No other cruise ships are scheduled to come here, he said.

The bow of the Zaandam is tied to the Port of Anchorage.  (Marc Lester / ADN)
The top of an ornate multistory pipe organ is part of the Zaandam’s musical theme. (Marc Lester / ADN)
A deck at the rear of the Zaandam is empty during a cool and breezy spring morning. (Marc Lester / ADN)
The bow of the Zaandam is tied to the Port of Anchorage. (Marc Lester / ADN)
A dance troupe gathers to rehearse in a theater on the Zaandam. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Passengers return to the Zaandam from buses.  (Marc Lester / ADN)
A basketball court is covered in netting on a Zaandam deck. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Zaandam, a 780-foot Holland America cruise ship, arrived in Anchorage early May 14, 2018.  (Marc Lester / ADN)

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