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ms Amsterdam

ms Amsterdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
1,380
Crew Members:
615
Gross Tonnage:
62,753 grt
Length:
780 feet
Maximum Speed:
22.5 knots
Dedicated:
October 2000
Godmother:
Janet Lanterman

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Recent Posts

A Unique Tender Ride in Belem

A Unique Tender Ride in Belem

Belem, Brazil, with quite a “unique” tender ride using shoreside tenders – wooden boats. It was an adventure yet ran smoothly under the circumstances.

Carnival Night Aboard Amsterdam

Carnival Night Aboard Amsterdam

Theme nights are our favorite aboard Holland America Line! Check out our celebration photos of ‘Carnival Night’ on Amsterdam!

Captain’s Log: Ascension Island

Captain’s Log: Ascension Island

I know this island well, one might say ‘intimately’, for not only did I call here on the ‘Mail’ run, but I also spent over a week here, after abandoning my ship, along with 83 others, we were brought back here by the tanker which sighted our lifeboats and rescued us. Having nothing but a…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Special Artwork: ss Nieuw Amsterdam 1938 and ms Amsterdam 2000

Special Artwork: ss Nieuw Amsterdam 1938 and ms Amsterdam 2000

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. It is well known that one of the signatures of Holland America Line is the amazing artwork collections aboard each ship. The collections average an astonishing $2 million per vessel. Antiques and commissioned artwork are strategically placed in various foyers and lounges from…   read more of “Special Artwork: ss…”

Captain’s Log: St. Helena

Captain’s Log: St. Helena

St. Helena An island that I once called at regularly on the ‘Mail’ run, little seemed to have changed since my days of calling. Once again, an anchorage port and as we rounded the headlands on our approach, a ship was already there: the R.M.S. “St. Helena”, (the RMS being Royal Mail Ship). She replaced…   read more of “Captain’s…”