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Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

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Nieuw Amsterdam Overview

Did you know New York used to be called Nieuw Amsterdam? There's no escaping this heritage on board the Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship. One of Holland America Line's finest mid-sized vessels, she exudes much of the Big Apple's charm.

Launched in May 2010, she is the fifth ship to bear her name; the very first Nieuw Amsterdam set out to sea in 1906 - be sure to keep an eye out for memorabilia on board.

The Nieuw Amsterdam specs
Weighing in at 86,700 tonnes and measuring 929 feet in length, the Nieuw Amsterdam is classed as a mid-size vessel. She accommodates a maximum of 2,106 guests and has a 929-strong crew. Her maximum cruising speed is 23.9 knots.

Inside the Nieuw Amsterdam
The Nieuw Amsterdam's links to New York are evident in her interior decor. Step inside the Manhattan Dining Room and you'll immediately notice the 'Big Apple' colour scheme. Meanwhile the $3 million art collection is home to many beautiful depictions of this big, glamorous city.

The restaurants, bars, lounges and other public spaces all make the most of natural light where possible, and are often decorated with beautiful fresh flowers. Little touches like this do a lot to create a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere.

Things to do on board the Nieuw Amsterdam
Don't pack too many books - you'll want to make the most of the activities on board. When you're not relaxing by the pool, you could be watching a world-class cooking demonstration at the Culinary Arts Centre, listening to live music at the Explorations Cafe or attending a computer course at the Digital Workshop powered by Windows.

As the sun sets, some of the activities start to wind down, but only to be replaced with a dazzling array of entertainment options, such as live music, formal nights and the Holland America Line's renowned Dancing with the Stars: At Sea competition.

Nieuw Amsterdam restaurants and bars
From Italian classics to modern American-style comfort food to delicious Asian-inspired dishes, your taste buds will be spoiled for choice on board the Nieuw Amsterdam. With a total of seven eateries, as well as a few venues offering light snacks, you're definitely not going to go hungry!

The bars are a great place to socialise, day and night. The Nieuw Amsterdam is always well-stocked with fine wines, cold beers, fresh cocktail ingredients and premium spirits, as well as several quality non-alcoholic options.

Nieuw Amsterdam itineraries and shore excursions
How does snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas sound? Or what about a tour of Gaudi architecture in Barcelona? Maybe a hike up Mount Vesuvius? These are just some of the amazing shore excursions available from the Nieuw Amsterdam. The exact excursions will of course depend on your destination, but you can expect a good mix of historical, cultural, scenic and family-friendly tours at all ports.

Cabins on board the Nieuw Amsterdam

There's nothing like a good night's sleep, something the Nieuw Amsterdam designers must be in full agreement with, as each of the 1,053 cabins are fitted with Sealy Euro-Top mattresses and hypoallergenic pillows.

No matter whether you are in a 141 square feet interior cabin or a 1,000 square feet penthouse, you can expect great service on arrival. Small gestures such as fresh fruit and chocolates go a long way to making you feel at home. All cabins are equipped with a flatscreen television, air conditioning, a safe and a telephone.

Treat yourself to a special holiday in one of 114 suites. Ranging from 398 square feet to the 1,000 square foot penthouse, these luxurious rooms are spacious, comfortable and offer some of the best views on board. Suite guests also benefit from extra perks such as priority boarding and free laundry.

Nieuw Amsterdam Food and Dining

Dining included in your Nieuw Amsterdam ticket:

  • Manhattan Dining Room
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Terrace Grill
  • 24-hour room service

Specialty dining (not included in your fare):

  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Canaletto
  • Tamarind
  • Master Chef's Table

Entertainment on board the Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship

Nieuw Amsterdam by day
Daytime entertainment options largely centre around the ship's enrichment programme, which features informational courses about everything from computer skills to arts and crafts. However, the real highlight of this programme is the Culinary Arts Centre. Presented by Food and Wine Magazine, this centre is home to live cooking demonstrations. Learn how to create exceptional meals and discover delicious matching wines. This is the perfect day out for any foodie.

Nieuw Amsterdam pools, spas and gyms
If you love to spend your days relaxing by the pool, deck 9 is the place to be. Here you will find both a family-friendly and an adults-only pool, as well as several hot tubs, showers and the Sea View Bar. The entire pool area has a retractable roof, so you can enjoy these facilities rain or shine.

The Greenhouse Spa & Salon is also located on Deck 9, and features amazing treatments by European-trained spa attendants. Alternatively, relax and unwind in the spa's thermal suite, which features a hydro pool and a sauna.

Keeping fit is a breeze at the gym (also on Deck 9), with trained fitness instructors on hand to help you create the perfect workout. Guests can also take their pick from a range of fitness classes, including weights, stretching, pilates and yoga. Sports courts are located on Deck 11 and there is an outdoor promenade on Deck 3.

Nieuw Amsterdam nightlife
Be sure to reserve some energy for a few late nights - you don't want to miss out on the ship's amazing array of live entertainment. Particular highlights include the B.B. King's Blues Club in the Queen's Lounge. Dance the night away to funky, soulful tunes - the 'best of Memphis music'.

If you love dancing then you absolutely must enter the Dancing with the Stars: At Sea competition. This is held across all Holland America Line vessels and has a popular following. After you've perfected your moves with a few free lessons, why not strut your stuff in your ship's contest? If you are good enough, you might progress to the yearly Champions Cruise!

Non-dancers can sit back, relax and enjoy the show, or seek refuge in the casino, cinema or one of the ship's many other bars and lounges.

Nieuw Amsterdam for families
The Nieuw Amsterdam is particularly popular among families during the school holidays and warm summer months. It's not hard to see why - with a range of children's activity programmes, comfortable interconnecting suites and delicious kid-friendly menus, a family holiday has never been easier.

Club HAL is a fun retreat for kids aged 3 to 12. Here your children will be entertained by the expert minders, who put on activities such as arts and crafts, bingo and pajama parties. Meanwhile teenagers will love hanging out in the Loft, a stylish lounge area with plush chairs, the latest music, video games and even a disco area.

Come nighttime Club HAL operates an After Hours programme. Parents can enrol children aged 3 and over for a cost of $5 per hour. In-cabin babysitting is also available, but please be aware that spaces are limited. The cost varies depending on the number of children.

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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Inside Staterooms

  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
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24-Hour In-Room Dining

  • Included Dining
  • Sleep in and have breakfast delivered. Enjoy an early dinner on your verandah before an evening excursion. Order a salad, sandwich or entrée any time. In-Room Dining is only a phone call away. All selections are included in your cruise fare unless otherwise noted on the in-room menu.



  • Additional Cost Dining
  • In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisù, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito!


  • Included Dining
  • Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

Explorations Café

  • Additional Cost Dining
  • At Explorations Café, presented by The New York Times, relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink.

Lido Market

  • Included Dining
  • Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

New York Pizza

  • Included Dining
  • At New York Pizza, choose from a variety of scrumptious, 9-inch, thin-crust pies. Named for New York’s famed five boroughs, our signature pizzas are made to order and topped with only the finest ingredients. Culinary Council member Ethan Stowell has also contributed signature pizza recipes to the menu. Enjoy your pizza by day while overlooking the Lido pool, and into the night. This venue is New York Deli & Pizza on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam.

Pinnacle Grill

  • Additional Cost Dining
  • Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world.


  • Additional Cost Dining
  • Praised by Condé Nast Traveler for cuisine “that rivals the top restaurants on land,” Tamarind is the perfect place to explore the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The menu, which honors the elements of water, wood, fire and earth, features such exotic fare as wok-seared lobster, barramundi (Asian sea bass) in banana leaf and sushi, accompanied by chilled or heated sake. And, try our specialty sushi created in collaboration with Culinary Council member and Master Sushi Chef, Andy Matsuda.

Tea Time

  • Included Dining
  • If a refreshing and elegant afternoon tea is just your cup of tea, you’ll love cruising with Holland America Line. We take tea seriously. Not only do we feature tea each afternoon on our ships (with High Tea on select days), we offer tours that include afternoon tea in fascinating destinations the world over, with settings ranging from opulent hotels to centuries-old Chinese teahouses. Whether you’re a tea connoisseur or a novice, you’re sure to enjoy this most civilized and relaxing tradition.

The Dining Room

  • Included Dining
  • For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable multi-course dinner, The Dining Room is your destination. Behind the scenes, our Culinary Council,® an elite team of seven world-renowned chefs,  and our talented onboard executive chefs have worked to bring each dish to perfection. For dinner, choose from classics such as Boneless Lamb Loin en Croute, Rosemary Roasted Chicken, as well as regionally inspired cuisine and artfully prepared vegetarian dishes. Enrich your journey with an extensive selection of wines, carefully selected by our Wine Curator, world-renowned wine critic James Suckling.

Live Music

B.B. King's Blues Club

  • Direct from Beale Street, B.B. King's All Stars bring the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs in the B.B. King's Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge where you can enjoy specialty cocktails like the Lucille and Rock Me Baby.

Billboard Onboard

  • Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as two pianists play music that you know and love. It’s all part of Billboard Onboard, an interactive experience made possible by a partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music. Between nightly sets, guests are part of the show as they sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.

Lincoln Center Stage

  • In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, we proudly present Lincoln Center Stage, showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music most evenings, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.