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ms Nieuw Amsterdam

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ms Nieuw Amsterdam Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Year built2010  /  Age : 10
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassSignature
Building costUSD 450 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)285 m / 935 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage86273 gt
Passengers2106 - 2527
Crew929
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks12
Cabins1053
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsMS Eurodam
Christened byHRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

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Launched in 2010, ms Nieuw Amsterdam is the 2nd of two Signature-class Holland America cruise ships, together with ms Eurodam.

History - construction and ownership

Holland America Line (HAL) is a Seattle-based cruise company owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Between 1873-1989, HAL was a Dutch cargo and passenger shipping company operating regular Transatlantic crossings between Holland and the Americas. HAL was founded in 1873 as "Dutch-American Steamship Company" headquartered in Rotterdam Netherlands. In 1989, HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation for around EUR 530 million. Among the company's assets are the Westmark hotel chain (Alaska-Yukon), Worldwide Shore Services (warehouses-logistics) and Half Moon Cay (Caribbean private island).

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The 86,273-ton, 2,100-passenger cruise ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam debuted on July 4, 2010. The ship was christened by Her Royal Highness  Princess Màxima of the Netherlands. MS Nieuw Amsterdam is classified as a mid-size cruise ship and has exclusive Signature features, such as the Asian Pan restaurant and Explorer’s (in African theme). The vessel keeps going HAL's more recent tradition of offering an onboard atmosphere that blends elements from past and present. The stylish art collection, excellent trained crew members - that hail mainly from the Philippines and Indonesia - and courtly evening amusement, from a nightly string quartet to cheek-to-cheek dancing, all connect cruisers to Holland America's magnificent inheritance. 

Cruise itinerary program

MS Nieuw Amsterdam itinerary program is based on Mediterranean cruises from Venice and Barcelona, and on Caribbean voyages out of Fort Lauderdale FL, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

MS Nieuw Amsterdam has a total of 1053 cabins (of which 114 Suites, 604 Balcony, 156 Inside rooms) in 37 grades. Most ms Nieuw Amsterdam staterooms are 200-sq. foot balcony rooms. Nearly 70% of ship's accommodations have private balcony views. 30 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam is the Pinnacle Suite (1150 ft2). There are also Spa cabins (54) and Spa suites (2).

Implemented fleetwide in 2019, "Club Orange" program provides exclusive amenities to Suite passengers booked in categories Neptune and Pinnacle. Bonus perks by this program include:

  • priority services (check-in, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations)
  • 24-hour concierge service (assistance, information, reservations)
  • exclusive dining venue (serving complimentary Pinnacle Grill breakfast and Dining Room dinner, plus exclusive dishes)
  • dedicated Concierge Desk (Guest Services and Tours)
  • room service (a la carte breakfast menu with complimentary gourmet dishes - including smoked salmon, steak and eggs)
  • sparkling wine (embarkation day), Club Orange tote bag, premium bathrobes (cabin use, available for monogramming and purchasing).
  • Club Orange Restaurant is part of the Main Dining Room (designed as separate VIP dining section).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Nieuw Amsterdam boasts more dining options than any other ship in the fleet of Holland America besides her sister ms Eurodam. With the addition of the Master Chef's Table, that serves an awesome tasting dinner in its own classy room, Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship is now offering 4 distinct gourmet menus, which include those found at the Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind and the weekly Le Cirque presentation. When mixed with great-dining experiences in the other dining venues, cruisers might count on a diversity of choices for longer cruises in Europe and back-to-back sailings in the winter season to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The Rembrandt Restaurant is ship's 2-deck Main Dining Room, and it's open daily for open seating breakfast and occasionally for open seating lunch. At breakfast, there are a lot of choices, from yoghurt, fruit and granola, to corned beef hash, pancakes and eggs prepared in many ways. When lunch is served in the Rembrandt, the choice of options is perfect and includes salads, starters, soups, entrees and desserts. It's a relaxing and civilized alternative to the Lido buffet.

Follows the complete list of ms Nieuw Amsterdam restaurants and food bars.

  • Pinnacle Grill (112-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via a partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant.
  • Master Chef’s Room (Pinnacle Grill annexe; reservations only)
  • Manhattan Restaurant (1114-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Terrace Grill (46-seat fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (470-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annexe; operates as an Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)
  • Tamarind (142-seat Asian speciality restaurant; reservations-only)
  • Slice (complimentary Pizzeria, poolside).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Much of the action onboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam takes place on decks 2 and 3. On these decks, guests will find the casino, bars, lounges, a 36-seat cinema and rooms for computer and culinary classes. Deck 11 is home to the Silk Den bar, which offers a great sea view. Those who want to learn about entertaining, technology, health or cooking, this is the cruise ship for you. Holland America Line provides opportunities for classes in the Culinary Arts Center, built like the set of a TV show, presented by Food & Wine magazine. A free photo is also available (editing photos, operating your camera, etc.) and computer classes at Digital Workshop, via a partnership with Microsoft. The enrichment programs take place during the day and most of them are free, with the exceptions of some sessions at the Greenhouse Spa and food classes with alcohol. Other amenities include: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("Club Hal"), cruise ship weddings, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

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Follows the complete list of ms Nieuw Amsterdam lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • The Showroom at Sea (890-seat theatre/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via a partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Piano Bar; Sports Bar; Pinnacle Bar (36-seat wine bar); Ocean Bar (Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Northern Lights Disco & Nightclub
  • Queen’s Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre (166-seat, with live band entertainment, cooking shows, culinary classes; via a partnership with “Food & Wine Magazine”)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (lounge with bar; classical concert performances); Silk Den Lounge
  • King’s Room (complimentary workshops, Internet computers room, by a partnership with Microsoft) 
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Screening Room (36-seat indoor cinema)
  • Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Explorations Cafe (speciality coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Neptune Lounge (club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 7 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar; Cabana Club (adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Sport Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Promenade Deck, Walking Track
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco).

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Nieuw Amsterdam is Holland America's 2nd (last) Signature-class vessel, with sistership Eurodam. Named and themed after New York City (initially named "Nieuw Amsterdam" / "New Amsterdam"), ship's Inaugural Cruise/Maiden Voyage was on July 4, 2010. This is the 81st HAL ship servicing the company and the 4th HAL ship with this name - the previous same-named liners were launched in 1906 (17,150 GT tons), 1938 (36,300 tons), and 1983 (33,900 tons).

Holland America's "Nieuw Amsterdam IV" has 10 staterooms with floor-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows, 86% of all cabins are outside, 67% are with a balcony. In the ms Nieuw Amsterdam ship's Atrium area there's a sculpture of the inverted NYC skyline made from translucent blocks (created by G. Lebigre and C. Roger, Italy).

HAL's other "nieuw" named vessels are Nieuw Statendam (2018 - the 6th "Statendam" since company’s establishment in 1898) and Nieuw Ryndam (2021).

ms Nieuw Amsterdam Itineraries

The below listed ms Nieuw Amsterdam cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Holland America fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Apr 17 11 days, round-trip Ancient Treasures Barcelona $899
2020 Apr 17 23 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $1899
2020 Apr 28 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $1999
2020 Apr 28 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $1099
2020 May 10 24 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice $1899
2020 May 10 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $999
2020 May 22 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $999
2020 May 22 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1899
2020 Jun 03 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice $999
2020 Jun 03 24 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $2379
2020 Jun 15 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $1649
2020 Jun 15 24 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice $3339
2020 Jun 27 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3429
2020 Jun 27 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1849
2020 Jul 09 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice $1749
2020 Jul 09 24 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $3339
2020 Jul 21 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $1749
2020 Aug 02 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $2049
2020 Aug 02 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3619
2020 Aug 14 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $1749
2020 Aug 14 24 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice $3339
2020 Aug 26 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3339
2020 Aug 26 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1749
2020 Sep 07 12 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice $1749
2020 Sep 07 24 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $3339
2020 Sep 19 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $1749
2020 Sep 19 24 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice $3529
2020 Oct 01 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3719
2020 Oct 01 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1949
2020 Oct 13 24 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $3429
2020 Oct 13 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $1949
2020 Oct 25 12 days, round-trip Ancient Empires Barcelona $1649
2020 Oct 25 27 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona $2729
2020 Nov 06 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona $1249
2020 Nov 21 14 days, round-trip Western / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1339
2020 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2020 Nov 28 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1239
2020 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2020 Dec 05 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1239
2020 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2020 Dec 12 14 days, round-trip Western & Tropical Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1519
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2020 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Tropical & Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1999
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $999
2020 Dec 26 14 days, round-trip Eastern & Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1709
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1099
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $699
2021 Jan 02 14 days, round-trip Western / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1329
2021 Jan 09 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1379
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $699
2021 Jan 16 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1429
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2021 Jan 23 14 days, round-trip Western / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1479
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2021 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip The Country Music Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2021 Jan 30 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1519
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $799
2021 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1519
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $799
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $799
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $799
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $799
2021 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $699
2021 Mar 31 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1299
2021 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $699
2021 Apr 14 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco Fort Lauderdale $1949
2021 Apr 14 18 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale $2299
2021 Apr 29 3 days, one-way from San Francisco to Vancouver San Francisco $289
2021 May 02 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $799
2021 May 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $799
2021 May 16 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $799
2021 May 23 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $849
2021 May 30 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $999
2021 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $999
2021 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1099
2021 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1099
2021 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1199
2021 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1099
2021 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1199
2021 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1099
2021 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1199
2021 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $1099
2021 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $1199
2021 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $999
2021 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $999
2021 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $899
2021 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $999
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $899
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $899
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver $799
2021 Oct 03 22 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale Vancouver $2599
2021 Oct 08 17 days, one-way from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale San Diego $2399
2022 Apr 09 21 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale $2599
2022 Apr 09 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale $2399

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