On April 16 in Cartagena, Spain, Nieuw Amsterdam had a very special visit from 414 of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage guests. As stated in my previous blog post, guests arrived at the ship at 10:00 a.m., where they were welcomed by the Captain and officers of ms Nieuw Amsterdam. They boarded the ship for a self-guided tour and afterward were invited to the Showroom at Sea for coffee, tea and delicacies. The captain, hotel manager and cruise director prepared a short speech to welcome the guests to our gorgeous ship and the inaugural video of the Nieuw Amsterdam, which was made by Fincantieri, was shown to the guests. Afterward, the guests disembarked the ship and made their way back home to ms Amsterdam. All in all, everybody had a wonderful day and many positive remarks were received from the Amsterdam guests regarding the beauty of the Nieuw Amsterdam. She is indeed a very gorgeous ship and a true pleasure to work on.
Marco van Belleghem is Nieuw Amsterdam’s hotel manager.