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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

Latest Post

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…”

Recent Posts

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…”

Captain’s Log: Maputo, Mozambique

Captain’s Log: Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique Maputo lies on the East African coast and I last visited there during my ‘general cargo ship’ days of the 1970’s; then it was called Lourenco Marques and was under Portuguese administration. As a cadet, one could use bars of soap as currency, this came in handy because I only earned $15 or…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Double Trouble Times Three

Double Trouble Times Three

Look at this great photo of some families sailing on board the Amsterdam. What makes it so unique? Well, three officers had their families sailing with them for a few weeks: Provision Master Antonio “Bong” Cruz, Jr., Controller Jusuf Nouvy and Night Audit Officer Didiet Ardananto. Each one of these officers has a set of…   read more of “Double Trouble…”