Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam is a recent addition to the fleet and sister ship to ms Eurodam. She is 86.7 tonnes and comfortably accommodates 2106 passengers and 929 crew. As their second largest ship she is an impressive vessel but manages to still maintain the mid-size ship charm that the fleet is known and loved for.
86% of the cabins on Nieuw Amsterdam have ocean views and a high proportion offer balconies. Other distinguishing features include the Pan-Asian restaurant Tamarind, an African-themed Explorer’s Lounge, a redesigned atrium and show lounge. The theme throughout the ship is based on the glamour and history of New York because the name “Nieuw Amsterdam” was the former name of New York. In the atrium the magnificent centrepiece is a translucent sculpture of the inverted skyline of Manhattan and throughout the ship hang works of art worth over $3million, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Richard Estes and Roy Lichtenstein.
Nieuw Amsterdam continues the tradition of stylish and elegant Holland America Line and has stayed true to the core values of the cruise line. Call our experts at Planet Cruise to book your luxury cruise today.
Dining in the main Manhattan dining room is an invitation to indulge in five-course menus, served impeccably by friendly and attentive staff. The wine list is extensive and carefully chosen, and the cuisine is delightful, encompassing all tastes.
The new Pan Asian restaurant, Tamarind, gives panoramic views of the ocean and the Lido pool area, or if you fancy speciality Italian food the Canaletto restaurant provides a memorable and intimate option.
Nieuw Amsterdam is designed with a focus on dining, enrichment and of course entertainment with the latter being diverse and of a very high standard.
Live musicals, vocalists and comedy acts perform in the main theatre, and in the Crow’s Nest there is dancing until the early hours if the mood takes you. There is a “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” program which celebrates the popular television trend and popularity of ballroom dancing and guests can take part in dance classes to hone their technique.
There is also world class live music from the musicians in the B.B. King’s Blues Club and the Queen’s Lounge is transformed to resemble a Memphis club.
With two large pools, jacuzzis, hot tubs and saunas mean that keep yourself in shape, despite all the opportunities to over indulge.
The treatment rooms in the Greenhouse spa and salon will restore and revive you and if you are feeling very energetic there is a fantastic gym, as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
As is tradition on board all the Holland America Line ships there are a couple of formal nights on any 7 night cruise and at least 3 formal nights on longer durations. The guests enjoy the lavish occasion and the excuse to dress in their smartest tuxedos and ball gowns.