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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

Theme Cruises Finale: Join Pro Tony Dovolani on ‘DWTS: At Sea’ in Jan. 2016

Theme Cruises Finale: Join Pro Tony Dovolani on ‘DWTS: At Sea’ in Jan. 2016

Why should you cruise on the final two “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises? In addition to the dazzling performances, fantastic costumes, up-close encounters with the show’s stars and the hilariously antics of Carson Kressley, there’s a new addition to the featured talent: Dance Professional Tony Dovolani! In addition to Tony and Carson,…   read more of “Theme Cruises…”

Recent Posts

Love Lobster & Prawns? ‘Sip & Savor’ Guest Chef Recipes Show How to Cook

Love Lobster & Prawns? ‘Sip & Savor’ Guest Chef Recipes Show How to Cook

The culinary element is a highlight of a Holland America Line cruise for many guests. In addition to the exceptional cuisine that is showcased in a variety of shipboard venues, expert chefs come aboard and share their knowledge in the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine. Guests can then bring new recipes…   read more of “Love Lobster &…”

Honoring Holland America Line’s Crew Members on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Honoring Holland America Line’s Crew Members on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Today is “Day of the Seafarer,” and it’s a day to celebrate the hardworking crew members you meet on every cruise. It is the fifth year that the International Maritime Organization has celebrated this campaign. In 2010, the Diplomatic Conference that met in Manila, the Philippines, agreed that the unique contribution made by seafarers from…   read more of “Honoring Holland…”

Vote for Nieuw Amsterdam in a Readers’ Choice Travel Awards Contest

Vote for Nieuw Amsterdam in a Readers’ Choice Travel Awards Contest

Holland America Line is an award-winning company. Whether it’s receiving an environmental award, topping the list of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies or winning several Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, it’s always an honor to receive the accolades. Some awards are selected by a professional committee, while others are selected by the public. Holland…   read more of “Vote for Nieuw…”

Six Over-the-Top Tours on Holland America Line’s Europe Cruises

Six Over-the-Top Tours on Holland America Line’s Europe Cruises

When you cruise, what type of shore excursions attract you the most? Relaxing city tours, historically rich explorations or exhilarating adventures that get your adrenaline pumping? If you’re looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that combine a little bit of everything, Holland America Line has an incredible collection of shore excursions in Europe that feature some of…   read more of “Six Over-the-Top…”

Share Your Story: Picture-Perfect Memories from Cruise Guests and Crew

Share Your Story: Picture-Perfect Memories from Cruise Guests and Crew

Taking a cruise vacation is a social event full of memory-making moments both onboard and ashore. From mingling with guests around the ship to taking a fabulous shore excursion and visiting all of the fantastic destinations around the world, there are plenty of opportunities to capture the special moments and share them with friends, family…   read more of “Share Your Story:…”

Cruise Experts Tell All: The 6 Best Dining Experiences on a HAL Cruise

Cruise Experts Tell All: The 6 Best Dining Experiences on a HAL Cruise

Holland America Line puts a lot of care into the onboard culinary program. From specialty restaurants to inclusive options, each dining experience serves as a reminder that a cruise is a special type of vacation. On Facebook we asked experienced cruisers to weigh in on the best onboard dining options. The top six dining venues…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”