The MV Homeric

Facts and Figures

Registered Gross Tonnage: 42,092 Tons.
Builders: Joseph L. Meyer GmbH & Co.     Papenburg, Germany.
Twin Screw: controllable pitch. Twin bow thrusters with controllable pitch.
Two B & W 2 stroke, single acting, 10 cylinder diesel engines.
Speed: 19 knots.
Length overall: 666 feet.   Beam: 95 feet.
Fully air-conditioned throughout.
Equipped with stabilizers to minimize rolling and pitching.
Passenger accommodations: 1,030
Total number of cabins: 521
5 suites   16 deluxe cabins   315 outside cabins
Ship to shore tender service with fast and comfortable motor boats.
Navigational Equipment of the most modern type.


The Homeric was completed in May 1986. She made her maiden voyage from New York to Bermuda on May 6th of that year. Engaged in cruising from New York to Bermuda during the summer months and the Caribbean from Port Everglades during the winter. She was sold to the Holland America Line in 1988 and renamed Westerdam. In October 1989 she was returned to the Meyer Werft shipyards, cut in half and a 132 foot section added.

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