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Amsterdam

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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Zuiderdam to ‘Plug In’ at Vancouver in 2009

Zuiderdam to ‘Plug In’ at Vancouver in 2009

Zuiderdam will become the fifth HAL ship to use shore power, also called cold ironing, when it homeports in Vancouver, B.C., for the 2009 Alaska cruise season. Purchasing shore power — or local electricity — reduces fuel consumption and emissions, and Zuiderdam will join Oosterdam, Westerdam, Noordam and Amsterdam, which have employed shore power in…   read more of “Zuiderdam to…”

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Chilean Orphans Visit Amsterdam

Chilean Orphans Visit Amsterdam

Submitted by Crew Purser Julie Berndsen, aboard Amsterdam. On behalf of all the crew on the ms Amsterdam I would like to share with you the wonderful day we had on December 20th, in Punta Arenas, Chile. During the previous week we collected donations of gifts and also cash so we could afford to buy…   read more of “Chilean Orphans…”

Postcards from Hong Kong

Postcards from Hong Kong

Aboard Amsterdam during the Grand Asia and Australia Voyage, 2008. The first things you notice sailing into Hong Kong are the high rises. Oh my goodness, there are so many. They are on both sides of the harbor as far as you can see. It makes Manhattan Island look like my home town. They run…   read more of “Postcards from Hong…”

Postcards from Miyako, Japan

Postcards from Miyako, Japan

Aboard Amsterdam during the Grand Asia and Australia Voyage, 2008. As we sailed into Miyako it became apparent that there was a lumber mill on the waterfront. Then as we docked and I saw all of the logs and I remembered how in Oregon and Washington the mill owners are up in the air because…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Going From Polywog to Shellback

Going From Polywog to Shellback

Submitted by Kristen, event staffer aboard Amsterdam The crowd roared as 29 hand-cuffed polywogs made their way through the Lido Deck and into the cage where they would face their demise. The pool area was in a frenzy as the king and queen, doctors, nurses and pirates surrounded the sacrificing pool to decide the fate…   read more of “Going From Polywog…”

Departing Seattle for the Grand Asia and Australia Voyage

Departing Seattle for the Grand Asia and Australia Voyage

Future Cruise Consultants Arky and Shirley sailed on Amsterdam’s Grand Asia and Australia voyage from Sept. 19 to Nov. 23, 2008. This incredible 65-day journey took them from Seattle, Wash., to Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, islands in the South Pacific and Hawaii, before ending in San Diego, Calif. Throughout their voyage, they took a…   read more of “Departing Seattle…”