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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

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pro Derek Hough Joins Jan. 12 Champions Cruise

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pro Derek Hough Joins Jan. 12 Champions Cruise

Derek Hough, the Emmy Award–winning dancing professional best known for his role on the hit ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars,” is scheduled to perform on the Jan. 12, 2014, “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Hough will join fellow professional dancers Tristan MacManus and Kym Johnson and…   read more of “‘Dancing with…”

Recent Posts

A World of Culinary Choices on Each Cruise

A World of Culinary Choices on Each Cruise

Cuisine is an important part of every vacation, and no more so than on a Holland America Line cruise. From casual dining in the Lido to culinary creations by celebrity chefs, each dining experience is a gastronomic event. Do you like to dine on regional specialties and exotic flavors or do you tend to stick…   read more of “A World of Culinary…”

On Location: Mediterranean Barbecue

On Location: Mediterranean Barbecue

When I found I was going on a “Mediterranean Adventure” on the Nieuw Amsterdam I thought that the adventure would be the ports of call. Exciting places like Toulon, Palermo and Naples. What I had not realised was that most of the adventure actually took place on board! Thanks to Holland America’s new initiative called…   read more of “On Location:…”

Cruise Diary: ‘Bucket List’ Ports of Europe

Cruise Diary: ‘Bucket List’ Ports of Europe

Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke recently sailed on Eurodam throughout Europe, and the ship called at some interesting, off-the-beaten-path ports that aren’t often found on cruise itineraries. Similarly, Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Marco van Belleghem and Future Cruise Consultant Joanne Gardner snapped some memorable photos at the unique port of Kotor, Montenegro. Enjoy “visiting” these unique…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Culinary Arts Center: Chef Kelly English’s Recipes & 2013 Caribbean Schedule

Culinary Arts Center: Chef Kelly English’s Recipes & 2013 Caribbean Schedule

On a recent Noordam cruise, Chef Kelly English entertained guests in the Culinary Arts Center with cooking demonstrations of three of his signature dishes: Harissa “Café Au Lait,” Grilled Peach Crème Brûlée and Spicy and Sweet Peach “Situation.” The recipes are below so you can make them at home. If you like to cook like…   read more of “Culinary Arts…”

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Fall is in full swing, and if the cooling temperatures have you dreaming of balmy breezes and turquoise waters, then it’s time to pack your bags for the Caribbean. Holland America Line ships are starting to reposition from their summer homes, and when Nieuw Amsterdam arrives at Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Oct….   read more of “Best Snorkeling…”

Recipes: An Asian-Inspired Evening at Tamarind and Silk Den

Recipes: An Asian-Inspired Evening at Tamarind and Silk Den

Guests on Signature-class ships ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam can indulge in an evening of Asian-inspired culinary creations at Tamarind. The alternative dining venue was recently noted for its “cuisine that rivals the top restaurants on land” by “Condé Nast Traveler.” Exotic dinner menus feature dishes created by Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi…   read more of “Recipes: An…”