The Homeric was MEYER WERFT‘s first cruise ship: She was constructed in 1985 for Home Lines. Apart from being the first cruise ship built in Papenburg, it was also the only one at MEYER WERFT that was literally launched, in this case sideways. Never before has a ship of these dimensions been launched sideways.

The cruise liner with a dimension of 47,000 gt, was built in only two years in 1986, and delivered to Home Lines Inc, Panama, record-time for a ship of this size.

With the construction of the Homeric, MEYER WERFT managed a successful entry in the difficult and technically demanding business of building cruise liners.

With the sophisticated equipment of the Homeric, which has a sewage plant, a drinking water treatment plant and a waste incineration pant of its own, MEYER WERFT demonstrated its competence as a special shipbuilding group.

After two years of service, the shipping company Holland America Line adopted the Homeric and renamed her to Westerdam.

Main Characteristics of the Homeric

Tonnage42.092 gt
Overall Length204 m
Width29 m
Speed23 knots
Overall Cabins552
Number of Outside Cabins (incl. Suits)366