Cruise Ship Profiles

Ship specifications, photos, itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, notable rooms, activities, children's areas, deck plan, enhancements, incidents, accidents and more.

Tropical Weather

Atlantic

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

 

Eastern Pacific

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

Itinerary

From Fort Lauderdale, FL. alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises through April, and again starting in November. Sail for 7 days or combine for 14 days.

From Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy sailing the Mediterranean during the summers. Sail on 12-day or 24-day itineraries. 

Visit Holland America for specific itineraries.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2011 Rating  98 (Mar)
2011 Rating 100 (Dec)
2012 Rating 100 (Mar)
2012 Rating  98 (Dec)
2013 Rating 100 (Oct)
2014 Rating 99 (Feb)
2015 Rating 98 (Nov)
2016 Rating 98 (Jun)
2016 Rating 99 (Dec)

Deck Plan

Observation Deck

Crow's Nest, Explorations Cafe, Cabana Club, Silk Den, Tamarind Restaurant, Volleyball and Basketball Court, Passenger Staterooms

Panorama Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Club HAL, The Loft, Game Room

Lido Deck

Fitness Center, Spa, Salon, Hydro Pool, Lido Pool, Lido Bar, Terrace Grill,  Canaletto Restaurant, Lido Restaurant, Sea View Pool and Bar

Navigation Deck

Nautical Bridge, Passenger Staterooms

Rotterdam Deck

Passenger Staterooms, Concierge, Neptune Lounge

Upper Verandah Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Verandah Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Upper Promenade Deck

Passenger Staterooms

Promenade Deck

The Showroom at Sea, Meeting Rooms, Screening Room, Photo Gallery, Boutiques, Ocean Bar, Upper Manhattan Dining Room

Lower Promenade Deck

The Showroom at Sea, Casino,  Piano Bar, The Northern Lights, Culinary Arts Center, Pinnacle Grill, Pinnacle Bar, Art Gallery, Explorer's Lounge, Lower Manhattan Dining Room

Main Deck

The Showroom at Sea, Passenger Staterooms, Atrium, Atrium Bar, Front Office, Shore Excursion Desk

Adults Only

The Retreat

Your own private oasis located high above the rest...the exclusive Retreat cabanas are the ultimate place to relax surrounded by healthy refreshments and luxurious amenities.

Private cabanas are available to reserve by the day or by the cruise. Available on two decks, they are tastefully decorated, filled with amenities and provide an exquisite poolside retreat.

Kids Only

Club HAL® - Kids

Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as story telling, fabric painting, indoor games, ship tours, arts and crafts, charades, Uno®, drawing contests, ice-cream sundae parties, bingo or a farewell pizza party. A colorful, expanded playroom  with art tables, big-screen TV, puzzles and games (children must be potty-trained in this area - no pull-ups).

Club HAL® - Tweens

Tweens, ages 8-12 might learn golf putting, have disco parties and theme parties, participate in the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program on Alaska cruises, compete in on-deck sports events, compete in scavenger hunts or simply play Ping-Pong with a friend.

After Hours

Club HAL® After Hours is available on all ships (except the ms Prinsendam) from 10:00pm - 12:00am.

The fee is $5 per child, per hour. Parents must pick up their children on time or a late fee is charged.

For babysitting outside of the hours offered in Club HAL, guests may check at the Front Office to schedule this service provided by staff on a voluntary basis only. 

 

Teens Only

The Loft and The Oasis

Teens, ages 13-17 will especially enjoy the teen disco, dance lessons, video games, teen sports tournaments, card games, trivia contests, bingo, movies and videos.

The Oasis

Follow a special passageway upstairs from the Loft to find the private entrance to The Oasis, a secluded teens-only sun deck.

There is plenty of space to relax and socialize, as well as comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks, a nine-foot high water fall, cave and wade pool to cool off from the sun, and a state-of-the-art sound system.

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Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Amsterdam, joins the Eurodam to further define and expand the Holland America Line premium brand with new concepts such as the innovative pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den lounge surrounded by panoramic views overlooking the ocean expanse and the Lido pool. Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, an elegant luxury jewelry boutique, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured The Showroom at Sea, and a new photographic and imaging center.

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Specifications

nieuw amsterdam cruise ship photo

Ship Class: Signature

Launched: 2010

Refurbished:

GRT: 86,700

Length: 936 ft.

Draft: 26 ft.

Speed: 24 Knots

Passengers: 2,106

History

The first Nieuw Amsterdam was launched in 1906 and used both a full set of sails and steam engines. She was 17,149 tons and carried 2,886 passengers, 2,200 of them in third class. She sailed in regular service through World War I and then through to 1932.

The famed Nieuw Amsterdam II joined the fleet in 1938 as the company's flagship. At 36,287 tons, "the Darling of the Dutch," as she was known, was decorated in great style and was launched by Her Majesty Queen Wilhemina of the Netherlands. Nieuw Amsterdam II served proudly in World War II completing 44 war time voyages carrying nearly 400,000 passengers (mostly troops).

Nieuw Amsterdam III was launched in 1983 as one of the most elegant ships of her time. At 33,900 tons, Nieuw Amsterdam III sailed in Alaska in the summers and in the Caribbean in the winters. 

Accommodations

All staterooms feature the Mariner Dream Bed with premium plush Euro-top mattress and high-quality cotton bed linens, flat-screen TVs and bathroom enhancements ranging from deluxe bathrobes to lighted, magnifying make-up mirrors.

All suites include comfortable bed duvets, fully-stocked mini-bars, VCR/DVD players with access to an extensive video/DVD library, personalized stationery and use of the exclusive concierge-staffed Neptune Lounge.

Lanai staterooms feature doors that open directly onto the walk-around promenade, while Spa staterooms located near the Greenhouse Spa offer exclusive amenities such as an organic cotton bathrobe and slippers, yoga mat, water fountain, special room service menus and treatments, and more.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 141–284 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 169–267 Sq. Ft.
Verandah 213–379 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 273-1318 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request.

Ocean View

Large or standard ocean view staterooms have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, a standing shower, ice service, nightly turn down service, and complimentary fruit upon request. Different categories of rooms contain different window arrangements, from picture windows, to portholes, or obstructed view window.

Verandah Suites

Verandah Suites have two lower beds convertible into one queen bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, and fresh flowers.

Signature Suites

Signature Suites have 2 lower beds that convert into 1 queen bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, a dual vanity, shower with an additional shower stall, a large sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, one sofa bed for one person, and fresh flowers. Amenities include one-touch concierge service, a variety of pillows, personalized cruise stationary, oversized bath towels, and complimentary DVD library.

Neptune Suites

Neptune Suites have 2 lower beds that convert into 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool bath and shower, a large sitting area, a private verandah, mini-bar, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request, and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Neptune Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

Pinnacle Suite (Penthouse)

Pinnacles Suites have 1 king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized whirlpool bath and shower, a large living room, dining room, dressing room, pantry, a guest toilet, and a private verandah with a whirlpool. Other suite features include a microwave, a mini-bar, private stereo system, one sofa bed for two persons, and fresh flowers. Amenities include use of the Neptune personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, complimentary bottled water, corsages and boutounerries on the first formal night, cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner upon request, and a cocktail party with the ship's officers. Special disembarkation service is provided, as is priority boarding for tenders and priority dinner seating requests. Guests in Neptune Suites also can access the exclusive Neptune Lounge.

Dining Venues

$=Specialty restaurant, surcharge applies

With Holland America Line’s As You Wish dining,  guests can select the restaurant venue and style they prefer, from fixed dining to open seating or casual meals throughout the ship.  

Manhattan Dining Room

Two-level Manhattan Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests looking for a more formal dining venue, menus offer a variety of options, including Greenhouse Spa selections.

For breakfast, guests may choose a personalized omelet or one of several international favorites including the Dutch breakfast of uitsmijter, a classic open-faced sandwich with sliced ham, Gouda cheese and two eggs sunny side up; a full English breakfast with bangers (sausage), baked beans, eggs and a grilled half tomato, or a Japanese meal of hot miso soup, broiled salmon, steamed white rice, tamagoyaki and hot green tea.

Lunch features a selection of signature items such as salad nicoise with grilled salmon, chicken pesto Panini and cilantro and mint crusted tuna.

The five-course dinner menu showcases everything from soups and salads to quail with apricot bread stuffing, ginger grilled chicken with mango lime relish and halibut with roasted corn salsa and plantains.

Pinnacle Grill ($)

The Pinnacle Grill offers a sophisticated and memorable dining experience for a $10 charge per person for lunch and $29 for dinner. Guests may choose to dine on Dungeness crab cakes, filet mignon featuring Sterling Silver beef, grilled veal chops or lobster bisque with aged sherry. On every voyage, the Pinnacle Grill offers "An Evening at Le Cirque" for a unique taste of Sirio Maccioni’s legendary New York restaurant. The price to dine is $49.00 per adult, per evening.

Chef's Table

Nieuw Amsterdam features the intimate Master Chef’s Table in the Pinnacle Grill that includes an exclusive dinner menu for up to 18 guests who will have the opportunity to experience fine dining at its best. Each meal is enhanced with specially selected wine pairings by the ship’s sommelier. The evening includes seven courses served on signature Versace china, each personally delivered by a special culinary expert who will be the evening’s host. The cost for a Master Chef’s Table evening is $89 per person.

Tamarind ($)

tamarind asian specialty restaurant

Featuring panoramic ocean views, the Asian specialty restaurant reflects Asian culture and cuisine by emphasizing nature’s basic elements: water, wood, fire and earth. Dinner at Tamarind is $20 per person, while lunch is complimentary.

Canaletto ($)

Guests can savor classic Italian fare with casual tableside service at Canaletto, located adjacent to the Lido Restaurant dining area. Named for the famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto’s dinner-only menu includes traditional seafood, pasta, and meat and veal dishes. Lunch is complimentary, but dinner is $10 per person.

Lido Restaurant

The ocean-view Lido Restaurant offers guests breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets in a relaxed, casual setting with everything from carved meats to fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables, pastas, salads and desserts. For dinner, the Lido Restaurant features waiter service for guests who desire a more casual dining environment.

Terrace Grill

The Terrace Grill is a casual poolside eatery serving burgers and fries and other grilled favorites, plus a selection of healthier choices including wraps, paninis and pita sandwiches.

Slice Pizzeria

The popular Slice pizzeria serves whole pies and slices to order. Among the featured pies are margherita, shrimp and mussel rustico, quattro formaggi, and prosciutto and arugula.

In-Stateroom Service

Rounding out the dining options is the complimentary In-Stateroom Dining service. Guests can order off the daily menu during dining hours or from a daytime and 24-hour menu with an extensive range of selections from light snacks to hearty dishes.

High Tea

Three distinct tea-time themes: Traditional Dutch High Tea provides a classic sampling of desserts and cakes with tea and coffee. The Indonesian Tea Ceremony harkens to the culture of many of the ship’s crew with courteous service and traditional attire along with local tea varieties and sweets from the Indonesian Archipelago. And the whimsical Cupcake Tea serves 12 types of decadent cupcakes.

Notable Rooms

The Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows

Guests will be able to show and tell" their vacation memories, learning how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking - so friends and family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home. Free workshops taught by Microsoft-trained "techsperts" make it easy and fun, even for novices.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine

State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by our own Master Chefs or culinary guests.

The Showroom at Sea

Features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts.

Explorations Café

A comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper.

Crow's Nest

Features sweeping 270° views during the day, and a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.

Outdoor Features

Lido Deck

Main pool area featuring a Hydro Pool (forward), Lido Pool and Bar (amidships), and Sea View Pool and Bar (aft). 

Cabanas

Private cabanas are available to reserve by the day or by the cruise. Available on two decks, they are tastefully decorated, filled with amenities and provide an exquisite poolside retreat.

Sports Court

Volleyball & Basketball Court located on observation deck (amidships).

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