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MS Nieuw Amsterdam

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2010 (refurbished in 2018)
285 m / 935 ft
Gross Tonnage
86273 gt
32 m / 105 ft
Cruising Speed
24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph

Ship Overview

Delivered in 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam was built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard and its interior design and art collection reflects the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam.
Nieuw Amsterdam, joined 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 include an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, an elegant luxury jewelry boutique, new atrium bar area, enhanced and reconfigured show lounge, and a photographic and imaging center.
The 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 features the family-style Canaletto's Italian restaurant.
  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • The Showroom at Sea (890-seat theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Piano Bar; Sports Bar; Pinnacle Bar (36-seat wine bar); Ocean Bar (Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Northern Lights Disco & Nightclub
  • Queen’s Lounge & Culinary Arts Centre (166-seat, with live band entertainment, cooking shows, culinary classes; via partnership with “Food & Wine Magazine”)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (lounge with bar; classical concert performances); Silk Den Lounge
  • King’s Room (complimentary workshops, Internet computers room, by partnership with Microsoft)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Screening Room (36-seat indoor cinema)
  • Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Explorations Cafe (specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Neptune Lounge (club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 7 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar; Cabana Club (adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Sport Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Promenade Deck, Walking Track
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)

Staterooms / Suites

  • Pinnacle Suite (1357 ft²)
  • Neptune Suite (506 ft²)
  • Signature Suite (273 ft²)
  • Neptune Suite with Spa (506 ft²)
  • Stateroom with Veranda (213 ft²)
  • Stateroom with Veranda; with Spa (213 ft²)
  • Stateroom Ocean View (169 ft²)
  • Stateroom Ocean View; with Spa (169 ft²)
  • with Fully Obstructed View (169 ft²)
  • Interior Stateroom (141 ft²)
  • Interior Stateroom with Spa (141 ft²)
  • Standard Stateroom Interior (141 ft²)


  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Television
  • Large windows
  • In-room phone
  • Double bed
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Shower
  • Mini-fridge
  • Balcony
  • Lounge area
  • Bath tub
  • Entertainment system
  • Sofa bed
  • Power Outlets
  • Hot tub
  • Microwave

Deck Plans

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Deck Plan
 Deck 1 - Main  plan
Deck 1 - Main
 Deck 2 - Lower Promenade  plan
Deck 2 - Lower Promenade
 Deck 3 - Promenade  plan
Deck 3 - Promenade
 Deck 4 -  Upper Promenade  plan
Deck 4 - Upper Promenade
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Deck 5 - Verandah
 Deck 6 - Upper Verandah  plan
Deck 6 - Upper Verandah
 Deck 7 - Rotterdam  plan
Deck 7 - Rotterdam
 Deck 8 - Navigation  plan
Deck 8 - Navigation
 Deck 9 - Lido  plan
Deck 9 - Lido
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Deck 10 - Panorama
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Deck 11 - Observation
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MS Nieuw Amsterdam boasts more dining options than any other ship in the fleet of Holland America besides her sister ms Eurodam. With the addition of the Master Chef's Table, that serves an awesome tasting dinner in its own classy room, Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship is now offering 4 distinct gourmet menus, which include those found at the Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind and the weekly Le Cirque presentation. When mixed with great-dining experiences in the other dining venues, cruisers might count on a diversity of choices for longer cruises in Europe and back-to-back sailings in the winter season to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. The Rembrandt Restaurant is ship's 2-deck Main Dining Room, and it's open daily for open seating breakfast and occasionally for open seating lunch. At breakfast, there are a lot of choices, from yogurt, fruit and granola, to corned beef hash, pancakes and eggs prepared in many ways. When lunch is served in the Rembrandt, the choice of options is perfect and includes salads, starters, soups, entrees and desserts. It's a relaxing and civilized alternative to the Lido buffet.

  • Pinnacle Grill (112-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant
  • Master Chef’s Room (Pinnacle Grill annex; reservations only)
  • Manhattan Restaurant (1114-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Terrace Grill (46-seat fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (470-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)
  • Tamarind (142-seat Asian specialty restaurant; reservations-only)
  • Slice (complimentary Pizzeria, poolside)