ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Former name: Nieuw Amsterdam IV

ms Nieuw Amsterdam current position

ms Nieuw Amsterdam current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 54.14618 N / -131.00623 W) cruising at speed of 18.9 kn (35 km/h | 22 mph) en route to Ketchikan. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Nieuw Amsterdam

ms Nieuw Amsterdam current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier. The itinerary starts on 16 Jun, 2024 and ends on 23 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
16 Jun 16:00    Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada hotels
18 Jun 06:30 - 15:00    Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island Alaska
19 Jun 10:00 - 21:30    Juneau, Alaska
20 Jun 05:30 - 21:00    Skagway, Alaska
21 Jun 07:00 - 16:00    Glacier Bay, Alaska
23 Jun 01:00    Arriving in Whittier, Alaska hotels

Specifications of ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Year of build2010  /  Age: 14
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassSignature
Building costUSD 450 million
Speed24 kn / 44 km/h / 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 Refurbishment2023
Sister-shipsMS Eurodam
Former namesNieuw Amsterdam IV
Christened byHRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line

ms Nieuw Amsterdam Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 19 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 May 26 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $379
2024 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver
2024 Jun 02 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2024 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver
2024 Jun 16 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier
2024 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $2029
2024 Jun 30 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $449
2024 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $449
2024 Jul 14 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $799
2024 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $479
2024 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $399
2024 Jul 28 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver $789
2024 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $474
2024 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $444
2024 Aug 11 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $444
2024 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $429
2024 Aug 25 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $399
2024 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $434
2024 Sep 08 14 days, round-trip Alaska Roundtrip Collectors Voyage Vancouver
2024 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $399
2024 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $484
2024 Sep 29 5 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $324
2024 Sep 29 21 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale Vancouver $1489
2024 Sep 29 28 days, one-way from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale Vancouver $2109
2024 Oct 04 16 days, one-way from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale San Diego $1349
2024 Oct 04 23 days, one-way from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale San Diego $1974
2024 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $729
2024 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Malt Shop Memories Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2024 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2024 Nov 03 14 days, round-trip Tropical Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $939
2024 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $599
2024 Nov 10 14 days, round-trip Eastern Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1149
2024 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $679
2024 Nov 17 14 days, round-trip Western Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1149
2024 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $599
2024 Nov 24 14 days, round-trip Tropical Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $939
2024 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2024 Dec 01 14 days, round-trip Eastern Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $849
2024 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2024 Dec 08 14 days, round-trip Western Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $849
2024 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2024 Dec 15 14 days, round-trip Tropical Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1219
2024 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $849
2024 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Eastern Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1579
2024 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $899
2025 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip The Big Easy Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2025 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Sandy Beaches Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2025 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip The Country Music Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2025 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Soul Train Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2025 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $699
2025 Feb 02 14 days, round-trip Eastern Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1259
2025 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $699
2025 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip The SuperCruise XVII Fort Lauderdale
2025 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip All Star Irish Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2025 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip JoCo Cruise Fort Lauderdale
2025 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2025 Mar 09 14 days, round-trip Tropical Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1349
2025 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2025 Mar 16 14 days, round-trip Eastern Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1349
2025 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2025 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2025 Apr 06 28 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale $2369
2025 Apr 13 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego Fort Lauderdale $1629
2025 Apr 13 21 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale $1739
2025 Apr 30 4 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $329
2025 May 04 14 days, round-trip Great Alaska Explorer Vancouver $1509
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Alaska Inside Passage Vancouver $679
2025 Sep 28 6 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $539
2025 Sep 28 13 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $1019
2025 Sep 28 20 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $1599
2025 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego $629
2025 Oct 04 14 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera And Classic California Coast San Diego $1229
2025 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast San Diego $679
2025 Oct 11 14 days, round-trip Classic California Coast And Mexican Riviera San Diego $1279
2025 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego $679
2025 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula San Diego $679
2025 Oct 25 14 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula And Classic California Coast San Diego $1279
2025 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast San Diego $679
2025 Nov 01 14 days, round-trip Classic California Coast And Mexican Riviera San Diego $1279
2025 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego $679
2025 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula San Diego $679
2025 Nov 15 14 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Baja Peninsula San Diego $1329
2025 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Diego $729
2025 Nov 29 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Sea Of Cortez San Diego $999
2025 Dec 09 11 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Sea Of Cortez San Diego $1039
2025 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula Holiday San Diego $979
2025 Dec 20 14 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Baja Peninsula Holiday San Diego $1929
2025 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Holiday San Diego $1079
2026 Jan 03 24 days, round-trip Mexico Riviera Circle Hawaii San Diego $2529
2026 Jan 10 17 days, round-trip Circle Hawaii San Diego $1879
2026 Jan 27 18 days, round-trip Circle Hawaii San Diego $1919
2026 Feb 14 35 days, round-trip Hawaii, Tahiti Marquesas San Diego $4499
2026 Mar 21 14 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera Baja San Diego $1579
2026 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula San Diego $829
2026 Mar 28 14 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $1529
2026 Apr 04 25 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $2674
2026 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from San Diego to Vancouver San Diego $779
2026 Apr 11 22 days, round-trip Circle Hawaii Pacific Northwest Collector Vancouver $2239
2026 Apr 11 18 days, round-trip Circle Hawaii Vancouver $2019
2026 Apr 29 4 days, round-trip Pacific Northwest Cruise Vancouver $349

ms Nieuw Amsterdam Review

Review of ms Nieuw Amsterdam

The 2010-built MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship is the 2nd of two Signature-class Holland America liners, with sistership ms Eurodam.

The vessel (IMO number 9378450) is currently Netherlands-flagged (MMSI 246648000) and registered in Rotterdam.

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).

Holland America MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship

The 2100-passenger ship 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, excellently trained crew - 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. 

Decks and Cabins

MS Nieuw Amsterdam staterooms (1053 total, in 38 grades) include 116 Suites, 602 Balcony, 179 Oceanviews, 156 Inside. Most cabins are sized 175 ft2 (16 m2). Most balconies are sized 45 ft2 (4 m2). Nearly 70% of all staterooms have private step-out balconies, and 86% of all cabins are outside, On Deck 11 are located Juliet cabins (false/French balcony rooms). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 30. The largest are the Pinnacle Suites (1000 ft2 / 93 m2, with terrace sized 320 ft2 / 30 m2). The ship also has Spa cabins (54) and Spa suites (2).

The boat has 12 passenger decks, of which 8 are with cabins.

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 a 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, which 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 a 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 6-11 am, Lunch 11:30-2 pm, Afternoon Tea, Dinner 5:30-8 pm)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as an 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. 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.

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 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 (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).

In 2023, HAL conducted 5 wet-dock refurbishments to expand the casino space on its vessels in the Pinnacle-class (Nieuw Rotterdam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam) and Signature-class (Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam). Each of the enlarged gambling facilities now has 140 of the gaming industry's newest slot and video poker machines. In addition, a separate non-smoking area was added in the casinos of Nieuw Rotterdam, Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam.

Since 2023, all HAL ships have pickleball courts (installed on the top deck) operated via an exclusive partnership with PPA-Professional Pickleball Association. HAL also offers complimentary beginner lessons (led by onboard instructors), sells branded pickleball starter kits (at the ship's retail shops) and Play Pickleball tutorial videos are included in the cabin TV programming.

Itineraries

MS Nieuw Amsterdam itinerary program is based on Mediterranean voyages from homeports Venice and Barcelona, and Caribbean voyages out of Fort Lauderdale FL. Transatlantic repositioning crossings (Europe-USA-Europe) are offered during spring and fall.

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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"), the 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 Rotterdam (2021).

Nieuw Amsterdam's last major drydock refurbishment was in April 2017.