Like all Holland America Line ships, ms Amsterdam features some $2.5 million in museum-quality artwork. If you climb the forward staircase from Deck 3 to the Crow’s Nest, there are a few pieces that bring the history of Nieuw Amsterdam alive. With the latest Nieuw Amsterdam on the horizon, here’s a glimpse at the history.
Four Seasons: Personifications of winter, spring, summer and fall by Dutch artists Jan Floy and Leo Brum. The hammmer-shaped gilt bronze figures were created in 1938 for the then flagship of the fleet which sailed from 1938 to 1973. They were purchased from a private collector to display on Amsterdam.
Erik Elvejord is Holland America Line’s director of public relations.