Nieuw Amsterdam left its berth at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard today to go through its first set of sea trials. During the trials, the ship is put through its operational paces, clocked going full speed, scores of tests are run on shipboard systems and the vessel is put through a whole range of maneuvers. Mary Moore,… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam Set…”
Reason to Sail #51: Try a new cocktail at the Pinnacle Grill Bar.
On Wed., May 12, Nieuw Amsterdam’s Captain Edward van Zaane boarded the ship for the first time and met with Mr. Ronchi, Fincantieri’s captain at the yard. Captain van Zaane also met with New Build Director Pieter Rijkaart and Chief Officer Jochem R.A. Bakker. Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.
Reason to Sail #52: Book a Spa Suite and enjoy special spa amenities and packages.
The ship is a buzz of activities for its preparation on its upcoming delivery. The Housekeeping team plays a very important role to get a ship ready. Under the very meticulous eyes of Chief Housekeeper Tetet Prihanotko, who has done several newbuilds (Oosterdam, Noordam, Westerdam, and as an additional chief housekeeper and a full chief… read more of “Meet Nieuw…”
Reason to Sail #53: Watch an Academy Award-winning movie in the Screening Room.
This is a recent photo from the shipyard of Ernesto Palmas, a Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding inspector, and Holland America’s Lifesaving Officer Evert Stuurop discussing their next call. Ernesto is responsible for inspecting all of the safety equipment aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. He also works closely with HAL deck officers to make sure that all safety systems… read more of “Meet Two Nieuw…”
Reason to Sail #54: Relax in the Explorations Cafe and enjoy a wide selection of music at a listening station.