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Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line


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July, 2010
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86,700 Gross Tonnage


Typical Passengers

There’s a wide variety when it comes to ages and nationalities onboard Nieuw Amsterdam, which helps contribute to its metropolitan atmosphere! However, it’s designed to appeal to younger holidaymakers including plenty of multigenerational family groups. With that in mind, you’ll find a spacious area dedicated to children’s facilities with programming for all ages. Free ice cream and cabins with interconnecting doors help make the ship family-friendly. 

Ship Amenities 

You can stroll your way around the ship’s exterior on its teak promenade deck, where you can admire the views from its wooden sun loungers or exterior glass elevators. A jogging track is also on hand for when you want to pick up the pace! There are two main swimming pools outdoors, one of which boasts a retractable glass roof for use in all weather conditions. These are complemented by two hot tubs and a bar, as well as a dedicated splash pool for kids. Public rooms and entertainment venues take up two full decks, including a dramatic show lounge for evening entertainment. Additional facilities include a boutique-lined shopping street, business meeting rooms, and a photo gallery. There’s a flashy casino fully equipped with slot machines and gaming tables, and you can curl up with a good book and a cup of specialty coffee at Explorations lounge. 

Cabin Amenities 

Passengers onboard Nieuw Amsterdam can choose from an array of price categories and cabin types. Some can suit third and fourth passengers, and suite occupants enjoy exclusive access to the Neptune Lounge with its specialty concierge services. Many suites and cabins include private balconies, and all include standard features like infotainment systems, telephones, private safes and closets. 

Dining Options

Manhattan Dining Room is designed to suit the Nieuw Amsterdam’s NYC theme, with glamorous décor to suit the Big Apple. It offers over 1,000 seats, with tables seating anywhere from two to eight guests. Additional dining outlets include the Pinnacle Grill with its Pacific Northwest cuisine featuring premium seafood, steaks and fine wines. Visit Tamarind to enjoy the flavours of Southeast Asia, or the Lido Café for an extensive array of buffet-style options. You’ll find a stir-fry and sushi station, deli counter, dessert buffet, and salad bar among other options here, making it a very popular choice for casual lunches. And when you’ve worked up an appetite by the swimming pool, there’s no need to go inside! Instead, you can visit the cleverly-named Dive-In at the Terrace Grill with a selection of barbecued delicacies and signature burgers. 


Nieuw Amsterdam really excels when it comes to offering glitzy Vegas-style productions. Visit the Mainstage Lounge for the latest revues or cabaret performances. It features spiral staircases, comfy seating and a bar. In addition to the main show lounge, the ship heats up at night with plenty of live music and merrymaking in its various pubs, bars and lounges. 

Sports and Wellness

Athletic types are well taken care of onboard Nieuw Amsterdam! The ship’s sports facilities include a volleyball court, basketball court and golf simulator. There’s also a spacious gym with windows on three sides, ensuring you’ll be able to enjoy a bright sea view with your normal muscle-pumping routine Those in search of a bit of relaxation can chill out in the Greenhouse Spa. Spanning two decks, it offers a lavish thermal suite which incorporates a mild steam room, aromatic steam room, and sauna. The spa also features private massage rooms including options for couples, as well as a hydrotherapy pool and solarium.


Holland America Line MS Nieuw Amsterdam

Long-awaited Alaska Cruise.


Pilbury, Alsager on 28th Oct 2018

All in all this was a wonderful cruise, with amazing experiences and sights - something we had wanted to do for many years. On the whole it fulfilled our expectations, and on some days exceeded them.

Holland America Line MS Nieuw Amsterdam

Sheer Elegance.


Murray, Edinburgh on 30th Sep 2018

I'd say this trip was even more enjoyable than our last Alaska trip with HAL, and I'd say also that a balcony is a must have on such trips, especially on the sail in to Glacier Bay.

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