About Holland America Line
The cruise line Holland America Line has been offering international cruises at a very good level for more than 140 years. On the German market, Holland America Line enjoys strong growing popularity, but is still more of an insider tip among the cruise lines.
The size of the ships ranges from small ships with about 800 passengers to larger ships with up to 2,650 passengers.
On all cruises, the cruise line guarantees a German-speaking contact person, nevertheless English skills are recommended.
The ship Nieuw Amsterdam
With its innovative design and guest offerings, the Nieuw Amsterdam (IV) continues the proud tradition of its name and the evolution of medium-sized Holland America Line vessels.
Nieuw Amsterdam facts
- Inaugural cruise: July 2010
- Renovation: February 2020, next: December 2021
- Home port: Rotterdam
- Passengers: 2,106
- Crew: approx. 929
- Length: 285 metres
- Width: 32 metres
- Tonnage: 86,700 GT
- Speed: 23.9 knots
- Decks: 11
- Languages on board: English
- Currency: US $
- Internet: Internet café (Explorations Café) and wi-fi for a fee available.
Nieuw Amsterdam staterooms
All staterooms are very spacious and comfortably equipped. Premium mattresses and cotton linens, as well as various pillows care for comfortable sleep. The beds can flexibly be separated or put together. All staterooms provide plenty of storage space for luggage as well as a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Bathrobes for the duration of the trip are available in all staterooms. A fruit basket is provided on request and refilled free of charge.
You can choose between interior, oceanview and veranda staterooms as well as suites. The size
- of the interior staterooms varies between 13 and 18.6 sqm,
- the oceanview staterooms are approx. 17.2 sqm,
- the balcony cabins are approx. 23.6 sqm.
- The different suite categories are between 37 and 126 sqm.
Atmosphere on Board of Nieuw Amsterdam
The Nieuw Amsterdam offers as all ships of the cruise line much room for privacy. The guest experiences a sense of spaciousness throughout the ship, from generously proportioned lounges to the well equipped cabins.
The atmosphere on board MS Nieuw Amsterdam is quite relaxed and informal because there is no prescribed dress code. Sufficient is casual clothing, for men long pants and shirt, for women casual evening wear. Only for the more solemn evenings, we recommend some more festive clothing.
Food and Beverages aboard of Nieuw Amsterdam
The excellent cuisine is certainly one of the highlights of a cruise with Holland America Line. A top-class team of six world-class chefs is constantly developing new, inspiring and distinctive dining options for the cruise line's fleet.
Guests of the M/S Nieuw Amsterdam can expect a friendly and attentive service with a personal touch.
It is possible to dine in the main a la carte restaurant, in the buffet restaurant or in one of the elegant specialty restaurants. The Culinary Arts Center offers small-scale food tasting events and cooking classes for all ages, including children and teens.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation aboard of Nieuw Amsterdam
On board, especially on sea days, a wide range of entertainment is offered: computer courses, painting classes, auctions, wine tasting, poker tournaments, dance classes and many other offers are available (some for a fee). In the evening big shows are performed.
Nevertheless there is always a quiet spot, a cozy bar or an inviting deck chair that offers you the peace, leisure and relaxation that will make your holiday a special experience.
Guests can pamper themselves with a massage in the elegant Greenhouse Spa. For more active guests, the large fitness center offers many opportunities to get in motion. Test your limits - at one of the aerobics or Pilates courses, relax in the pool or in one of the hot tubs or jog around the deck for a few laps.
There are numerous ways to make your cruise even more varied or active.
A cruise with the MS Nieuw Amsterdam offers you a lot of stylish comfort and luxury with an attentive service, very good food and an overall very comfortable ship. The Holland America ships are very good value for money and are especially popular with cruise repeaters who appreciate and enjoy the high standard.
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