Nieuw Amsterdam

2,106
Passenger Capacity
936
Length in Feet
929
Onboard Crew
Built In 2010 | Registry Netherlands | Total Staterooms 1054

Launched from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Venice on July 4, 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired interior design and art collection.

Holland America Line has installed an array of works valued at over $3 million, ranging from antiques by traditional Dutch masters to creations by renowned contemporary artists. Some pieces reflect the Dutch Golden Age while others, such as the spectacular centerpiece in the atrium, express a contemporary curiosity. Adorning the ceiling of Nieuw Amsterdam is an eye-catching abstract sculpture of the inverted New York skyline made from clear translucent blocks that hang upside-down. The sculpture was created by husband and wife Italian artists Gilbert Lebigre and Corinne Roger of Creazioni Lebigre & Roger. The significant collection, which includes works by celebrated artists Andy Warhol, Richard Estes and Roy Lichtenstein, continues with astounding displays throughout the ship.

A complimentary self-guided iPod art tour is available for guests wishing to view the entire collection. The iPod art tour is also available to download at no charge at www.hollandamerica.com and on iTunes®.

Nieuw Amsterdam joins the recently launched 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.

The new ship continues several much-admired Holland America Line features, including outside-view, glass elevators at midship; the Explorations Cafe -- a cyber-coffee house powered by The New York Times; the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar; the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine, where culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and intimate classes in a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchens; an expanded Greenhouse Spa and Salon with thermal suites and hydro-pool, the largest gymnasium ever built for Holland America Line; and a youth facility that includes the teens-only Loft. In addition the ship will feature the family-style Canaletto Italian restaurant.

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. The silhouette of this ship can still be seen today behind Henry Hudson's Half Moon in the company's logo. 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). Following the war she was rebuilt and, as the queen of Holland America Line's "spotless fleet," hosted countless well-known figures among her guests, including Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Spencer Tracey and Albert Schweitzer.

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.

With innovative design and guest offerings, Nieuw Amsterdam IV continues the proud tradition of her name and evolution of Holland America Line's sophisticated mid-sized ships.

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Life Onboard

Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 273–456 sq. ft. including verandah
Include all the stateroom amenities, plus:
A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows
No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining
Personalized cruise stationery
Oversized bath towels
 
One-touch telephone concierge service
Fresh flowers
Complimentary DVD library

Balcony

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah
Stateroom amenities include:
Our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
100% Egyptian cotton towels
Premium massage showerhead
5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
 
Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
Complimentary fresh fruit on request
Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
Flat-panel TV and DVD player
Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Oceanview

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All G-category staterooms have partial sea views.
Approximately 169–267 sq. ft.
Stateroom amenities include:
Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
100% Egyptian cotton towels
Premium massage showerheads
5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
 
Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
Complimentary fresh fruit on request
Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
Flat-panel TV and DVD player

Interior

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 141–284 sq. ft.
Stateroom amenities include:
Our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
100% Egyptian cotton towels
Premium massage showerheads
5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
 
Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
Complimentary fresh fruit on request
Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
Flat-panel TV and DVD player
Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises. HAL invites you to dine "As You Wish" To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.

The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.

Canaletto Restaurant

"Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; the new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.

Tamarind Restaurant

Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.

Main Dining

The two-tiered Dining Room with its sea views, white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china, elevates each dining occasion. Whether you choose a pre-set seating and dining time or the freedom each evening to dine "As You Wish".

Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.

 

Club HAL® provides a wide variety of exciting youth and teen-friendly activities for guests ages 3 to 17, supervised by full-time staff with degrees in education, recreation, childhood development or related fields.

Kids ages 3–7: Younger cruisers enjoy activities such as pirate treasure hunts, pizza making, storytelling and “Little Artists” crafts.

'Tweens ages 8 –12: 'Tweens can take part in video game tournaments, relay races, culinary workshops, karaoke dance parties and more.

Teens ages 13–17: Teens have their own places to hang out in The Loft and The Oasis for late-night sporting competitions, yoga and dance classes, cooking demos and teens-only nightclub events.  

Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming. Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Whether you like to Tango or Quickstep, or enjoy watching sizzling dance performances, you can experience the excitement of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on board Holland America Line. Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show. In addition to the theme cruises, all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show's professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.

BB King's Blues Club Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King's Blues Club on ms Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King's Blues Club to the ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Noordam, and ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences
Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all. Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone. In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with the extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on HAL cruises.

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

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Deck Overview

Additional Ship Facts

  • Beam : 105.8 feet
  • Maximum Speed : 23.9 Knots