ms Nieuw Amsterdam

ms Nieuw Amsterdam Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Year built2010  /  Age : 8
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
Christened byHRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

Current itinerary of ms Nieuw Amsterdam

ms Nieuw Amsterdam current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean. The itinerary starts on 11 Nov, 2018 and ends on 25 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
11 Nov 17:00      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
12 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
14 Nov 13:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
15 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI   
17 Nov 08:00 - 15:00     Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island   
18 Nov 07:00 - 17:00     Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
19 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island   
21 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
22 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
23 Nov 11:00 - 23:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
25 Nov 07:00      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

Review of ms Nieuw Amsterdam

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 company's assets are the Westmark hotel chain (Alaska-Yukon), Worldwide Shore Services (warehouses-logistics) and Half Moon Cay (Caribbean private island).

Holland America MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship

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 are the Pinnacle Suites (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 yogurt, 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 partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant.
  • Master Chef’s Room (Pinnacle Grill annex; 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 annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)
  • Tamarind (142-seat Asian specialty 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. Free photo is also available (editing photos, operating your camera, etc.) and computer classes at Digital Workshop, via 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.

Holland America MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship

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 theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via 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 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 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 (specialty 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).

ms Nieuw Amsterdam wiki

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship is the line's 2nd (last) Signature-class vessel. Her sister in the fleet is Eurodam.
  • Named and themed after the city of New York (formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam /"New Amsterdam"). MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship Maiden Voyage was on July 4th, 2010. She is the 81st HAL ship servicing the company, the 4th HAL ship with this name, previous ships were launched in 1906 (17,150 t), 1938 (36,300 t), and 1983 (33,900).
  • Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam IV ship has 10 staterooms with "floor-to-ceiling 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).
  • The HAL's other "nieuw" named vessel is Nieuw Statendam (2018) - the 6th named "Statendam" since the company’s establishment in 1898.

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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
2018 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Malt Shop Memories Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2018 Nov 11 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2018 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2018 Nov 18 14 days, round-trip Western / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$809
2018 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Nov 25 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$839
2018 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$429
2018 Dec 02 14 days, round-trip Western / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1029
2018 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Dec 09 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$789
2018 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Dec 23 14 days, round-trip Western & Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1469
2018 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$802
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$759
2019 Jan 06 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1009
2019 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$499
2019 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$529
2019 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Soul Train Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2019 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip The Country Music Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2019 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$989
2019 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip RSVP Vacations Caribbean Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2019 Feb 17 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1779
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$939
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$929
2019 Mar 03 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale$1599
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$899
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$879
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$859
2019 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$829
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$899
2019 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego$859
2019 Apr 28 6 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego$699
2019 May 04 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1049
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1099
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1099
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1079
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1499
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1399
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1299
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1299
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1099
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$999
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$999
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1069
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Alaskan Inside Passage Vancouver$1079
2019 Sep 28 21 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale Vancouver$2949
2019 Sep 28 5 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver$399
2019 Oct 03 16 days, one-way from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale San Diego$2649
2019 Oct 19 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1749
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$899
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$899
2019 Nov 16 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1749
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$899
2019 Nov 23 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1649
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$899
2019 Nov 30 14 days, round-trip Western / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1549
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$799
2019 Dec 07 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1549
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$799
2019 Dec 14 14 days, round-trip Eastern & Tropical Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$2149
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$799
2019 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Tropical & Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$2649
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1399
2019 Dec 28 14 days, round-trip Western & Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$2149
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1399
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$799
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$899
2020 Feb 01 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1899
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Feb 08 14 days, round-trip Eastern / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1899
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Feb 15 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1899
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Feb 22 14 days, round-trip Western / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1899
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Mar 14 14 days, round-trip Tropical / Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1899
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Mar 21 14 days, round-trip Western / Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1899
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$999
2020 Apr 15 24 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Venice Fort Lauderdale$2849
2020 Apr 15 13 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale$1099
2020 Apr 28 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$3599
2020 Apr 28 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$1899
2020 May 10 23 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice$3699
2020 May 10 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$1899
2020 May 22 23 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$3799
2020 May 22 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$1999
2020 Jun 03 24 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$3899
2020 Jun 03 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice$1999
2020 Jun 15 23 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice$3999
2020 Jun 15 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$2099
2020 Jun 27 23 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$3999
2020 Jun 27 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$2099
2020 Jul 09 24 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$3999
2020 Jul 09 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice$2099
2020 Jul 21 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$2099
2020 Aug 02 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$3999
2020 Aug 02 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$2099
2020 Aug 14 23 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice$3999
2020 Aug 14 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$2099
2020 Aug 26 23 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$3999
2020 Aug 26 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$2099
2020 Sep 07 24 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$3999
2020 Sep 07 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Empires Venice$2099
2020 Sep 19 23 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream & Greek Odyssey Venice$3899
2020 Sep 19 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$2099
2020 Oct 01 24 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$3799
2020 Oct 01 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$1999
2020 Oct 13 24 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$3699
2020 Oct 13 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$1999
2020 Oct 25 27 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona$2949
2020 Oct 25 12 days, round-trip Ancient Empires Barcelona$1899
2020 Nov 06 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona$1199