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Nieuw Amsterdam

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

A Touching Encounter in Venice

A Touching Encounter in Venice

There is a story here. I was on the vaporetto to Burano in Venice, Italy. In front of me was a non-Italian family of four adults and one child all signing, not speaking. This kind Italian priest came up from the back and introduced himself and joined them for a conversation. He was so animated…   read more of “A Touching…”

Recent Posts

Jump, Jive and Then you Wail

Jump, Jive and Then you Wail

Guests on Nieuw Amsterdam are having a great time learning the Jive as part of the Dancing with the Stars: at Sea programming.

Exploring Oia and Fira at Santorini

Exploring Oia and Fira at Santorini

Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam guest Angela Wu for sending in some photos while visiting Greece. Angela went to Santorini where she visited the towns of Oia and Fira. It’s just gloriously beautiful … I can see why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought a vacation home for $5.5M just outside of Oia!— Angela Wu

Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot Recipe Wins Baccardi Cruise Competition

Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot Recipe Wins Baccardi Cruise Competition

Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam‘s Human Resources Clerk Roi Napitupulu for sending in these photos of the Bacardi Cruise Competition winner. Melecio Mirandilla, 2nd  patissier onboard Nieuw Amsterdam, recently won the dessert category for the Baccardi Cruise Competition with his “Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot.” Hotel Director Marco Van Belleghem, Manager of Culinary Ops Darren Lewis and Executive…   read more of “Chocolate Oakheart…”

Postcards from a Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Postcards from a Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Special thanks to HAL guest and regular blog contributor Hans Janssen for these photos from his recent cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Here are some pictures of our transatlantic cruise with the Nieuw Amsterdam 04-30-2013 up to 05-15-2013 from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona.

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”

Digital Workshop: Announcing The New Digital Workshops Powered by Windows

Digital Workshop: Announcing The New Digital Workshops Powered by Windows

Special thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam’s techspert Frank Barcelona who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. In case you have not heard, we are updating all of our Digital Workshops powered by Windows. On your next Holland America cruise you will be treated to new Sony all-in-one computers with Windows 8 and 20” touchscreens. Most…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”