The ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name of the Dutch capital in Holland America Line”s more than 130-year history. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the ms Amsterdam blends the very latest in shipbuilding technology with the artistry, personalized touches and superior service that has made Holland America Line one of the highest-rated cruise lines in the world.
At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. Dutch heritage and tradition is clearly displayed throughout the ship in original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938. For a contemporary touch, works of the noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces.
Guests on the ms Amsterdam will be able to “show and tell” their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn 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.
For a journey of a lifetime, join the ms Amsterdam and circumnavigate the globe on her Grand World Voyage.
How better to enhance your onboard experience than to provide incomparable cuisine in a variety of wonderful ways. Bountiful buffets and dress-up dinners, hors d’oeuvres on your verandah or a picnic on the beach are just a few of the dining options awaiting you aboard Holland America’s Amsterdam vacation.
Guests who dine at the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill enjoy a dining experience themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest. Candlelight and fine decor create a romantic ambiance that sets the stage for fresh Northwest dishes and select wines.
Wine Tasting Room
Whether you’re learning to navigate your way through a wine list or enhancing your already vast knowledge of vintages and labels, visit the Wine Tasting Room for a fun, informative session with the ship’s expert sommelier.
La Fontaine Dining Room
Elegance redefined under a flower-bedecked stained-glass ceiling — the La Fontaine Dining Room offers award-winning dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aromatic soups, seasonal fish and succulent meats, crisp salads and divine desserts grace a fresh, imaginative menu.
Ship”s Registry: The Netherlands
Passengers capacity: 1,755
Crew Members: 615
Gross Tonnage: 62,735 grt
Length: 686 feet
Maximum Speed: 22.5 knots
Dedicated: October 30, 2000, by Mrs. Janet Lanterman