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ms Nieuw Amsterdam

ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Ship Facts

Registry:
The Netherlands
Passenger Capacity:
2,160
Crew Members:
929
Gross Tonnage:
86,700 grt
Length:
936 feet
Maximum Speed:
23.9 knots
Dedicated:
July 2010
Godmother:
HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

Latest Post

Partner Recipes: Sushi and Asian Dishes with Renowned Sushi Expert Andy Matsuda

Partner Recipes: Sushi and Asian Dishes with Renowned Sushi Expert Andy Matsuda

Holland America Line’s partner Sushi Chef Andy Matsuda recently cruised on Nieuw Amsterdam. During his time onboard, in addition to providing training to our chefs, Andy delighted guests with cooking demonstrations and a private class. Guests who participated in the personal lesson were in for a treat. After all, it’s not everyday you get to…   read more of “Partner Recipes:…”

Recent Posts

Tips for Glacier Bay Cruising as Nieuw Amsterdam Kicks Off Alaska Season

Tips for Glacier Bay Cruising as Nieuw Amsterdam Kicks Off Alaska Season

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam arrived at the Port of Seattle Friday, April 29, marking the start of the city’s summer Alaska homeport cruise season. We’ve increased our Seattle calls this year to 55, and three Holland America Line ships will sail roundtrip Seattle routes in 2016: Westerdam arrives Saturday, May 7; Amsterdam arrives Sunday,…   read more of “Tips for Glacier…”

Pacific Coastals and Mexico: Unique Destinations for Sun and Fun

Pacific Coastals and Mexico: Unique Destinations for Sun and Fun

The West Coast of the United States and Mexico are incredible cruise locales, and Holland America Line is featuring some fantastic itineraries on five ships in 2016. These sailings are perfect for vacationers looking for “close to home” cruising beyond the Caribbean that visit some unique and exciting destinations. The ports are full of history,…   read more of “Pacific Coastals…”

Make the Most of Your Alaska Cruise with a Tour Package in Vancouver

Make the Most of Your Alaska Cruise with a Tour Package in Vancouver

During a Holland America Line cruise to Alaska, the sights and sounds of the Last Frontier are front and center during the seven-day voyage. From interesting ports like Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan to the spectacular scenery of Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord, guests marvels at the beauty of the region. In…   read more of “Make the Most of…”

Eureka! Win a Gold Nugget in Holland America’s ‘Find Your Gold’ Sweeps

Eureka! Win a Gold Nugget in Holland America’s ‘Find Your Gold’ Sweeps

In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, Holland America Line is launching a “Find Your Gold” sweepstakes that will award five lucky winners an authentic gold nugget valued at approximately $1,000. As the only cruise line to offer Alaska and Yukon travel, the glistening golden treasure is the prefect representation of…   read more of “Eureka! Win a Gold…”

New Stop at Talkeetna & Base Camp Highlight 2016 Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

New Stop at Talkeetna & Base Camp Highlight 2016 Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

The incredible Alaska landscape is one of the few places in the world that is best seen by combining a cruise with an overland adventure, and Holland America Line’s signature Land+Sea Journeys offer guests more ways to see this remote and off-the-beaten path part of the world. The 13 Land+Sea Journeys options range from 10…   read more of “New Stop at…”