Named for the Dutch capital, ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's over 140-year history. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, 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 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 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.
Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passengers capacity: 1,380
Crew Members: 615
Gross Tonnage: 62,735 grt
Length: 780 feet
Maximum Speed: 22.5 knots
Dedicated: October 30, 2000, by Mrs. Janet Lanterman
Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises
We invite 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.
Experience the illustrious Le Cirque restaurant for at least one night per voyage. Master Chef Rudi Sodamin worked with Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Craig Hopson to re-create the legendary eatery’s whimsical ambiance and award-winning cruise dining experience on board in the Pinnacle Grill for a nominal fee.
"Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.
For a perfectly grilled burger on brioche, gourmet hot dog, crispy French fries or a taco bar with all the fixings, there's nothing better than alfresco dining by the pool at Dive-In at the Terrace Grill. Look for imaginative toppings and sauces to enliven classic burgers and dogs, along with veggie-friendly and healthier options, all included in your cruise fare.
Included in your cruise fare is the magnificent main Dining Room. For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable five-course dinner, the two-tiered Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining aboard. Our menus feature classic favorites and vegetarian choices and regionally inspired cuisine prepared by chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™.
La Fontaine Dining Room
For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable five-course dinner, the main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining aboard. On our menus you’ll find classic favorites and vegetarian choices as well as regionally inspired cuisine prepared by chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rotisseurs ,an international food and wine society.
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.
24-Hour In-Room Dining
Complimentary In-Room Dining is a phone call away. Sleep in and order breakfast delivered to your stateroom. Have an early dinner on your verandah before an evening shore excursion. Or ring for a salad, sandwich or entrée any time "just because."
On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill
Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing - in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.
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.Casino
Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling the dice for the first time, our Casino offers games for all levels, as well as complimentary lessons.Crow's Nest Lounge
This panoramic place to enjoy the sunset transforms into a fun dance club after dark as our DJ spins the tunes.Explorer's Lounge
A refined place for coffees, drinks and liqueurs, service to the sounds of the Adagio ensemble.Piano Bar
Gather ‘round the piano and sing along as our pianist plays your requests and well-known favorites.Ocean Bar
Enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live music in our luxurious Ocean Bar.
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.
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.
Powered by The New York Times: 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.
Greenhouse Treatment Room:
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.
For rejuvenation through exercise, we offer fitness classes in yoga, Pilates and more, as well as a professionally staffed Fitness Center equipped with the latest cardio and weight machines. Two refreshing outdoor pools also await, along with basketball and volleyball courts on deck.
For teens ages 13–17, they will have their own places to hang out in The Loft for late-night sporting competitions, yoga and dance classes, cooking demos and teens-only nightclub events.