Holland America Line ms Amsterdam

Named for the city of Amsterdam in Northern Holland, Holland America Cruise Line's ms Amsterdam truly holds up to the excitement that her name so fondly reflects. A brilliant little city unto itself, ms Amsterdam is the flagship of Holland America's five-star fleet, the very best of cruise ships. While sailing destinations such as Alaska, Hawaii and the South Pacific, the Amsterdam gracefully combines classic appeal with modern features.

The Astrolabe clock tower, which is the centerpiece of the ms Amsterdam's soaring atrium, keeps world time, local time, as well as the alignment of the constellations and planets. It's a masterful work of art. Through fine woods, vibrant colors and original artwork, Holland America ms Amsterdam reflects a traditional shipboard elegance while an Internet center, a sports bar and a children's activity room keep her on par with technology and modern standards. In addition, her revolutionary Azipod propulsion allows for longer port stays due to this new technology, as it provides increased speed and fuel efficiency.

Holland America Line ms Amsterdam - Cruise Ship Statistics

Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,380
Crew members: 647
Gross tonnage: 61,000
Length: 780 feet
Beam: 105.8 feet
Maximum speed: 22.5 knots

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Holland America Line ms Amsterdam - Destinations & Itineraries

The ms Amsterdam could perhaps be described as a luxurious vagabond of the seas, since she travels to so many different places. Not only does she herself visit many different areas of the globe, but the ports of call at which she stops are often not found with other cruise lines.

ms Amsterdam 15-Day Circle Cruise Hawaii
The beautiful flora and the huge canyon carved by wind and water will take your breath away when you visit Kauai, the Garden Isle of the Pacific. Marvel at the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unapproachable by anything but helicopter. Or, try your hand (and feet) at surfing in one of the best places in the world: Maui. Of course, if this is your first time, you might want to just watch; the wave can swell to 70 feet in winter.

DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
0 San Diego, Ca. -- 5:00 pm
1 At Sea -- --
2 At Sea -- --
3 At Sea -- --
4 At Sea -- --
5 Kona, Hawaii 8:00 am 6:00 pm
6 Nawiliwili Kauai, Hawaii 7:00 am 2:00 pm
6 Scenic Cruising Na Pali Coast, Kaui    
7 Honolulu, Hawaii 7:00 am Midnight
8 Lahaina Maui, Hawaii 7:00 am 11:00 pm
9 Hilo, Hawaii 7:00 am 5:00 pm
10 At Sea -- --
11 At Sea -- --
12 At Sea -- --
13 At Sea -- --
14 Ensenada, Mexico 8:00 pm Midnight
15 San Diego, Ca. 7:00 am --

ms Amsterdam 18-Day Spring Panama Canal Cruise
The Panama Canal changed the face of the world---both literally and figuratively. Now you can see this ultimate incarnation of man's ingenuity while being surrounded by the splendor of the ms Amsterdam. Along the way, visit a few of the nine beautiful bays in Huatulco, Mexico; this neighbor to Acapulco also has chic boutiques and dozens of beachfront restaurants. Or in Cartagena, Colombia, the oldest city in the New World, you can take a walking tour of the 16th Century walled city or cruise the Inner Bay and get a great view the Fort of Manzanillo, which guards the eastern entrance to the Inner Bay.

DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
0 San Diego, California -- 5:00 pm
1 At Sea -- --
2 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8:00 am 4:00 pm
3 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 9:00 am 6:00 pm
4 At Sea -- --
5 Huatulco, Mexico 8:00 am 1:00 pm
6 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 8:00 am 10:00 pm
7 At Sea -- --
8 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica 7:00 am 8:00 pm
9 Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica 9:00 am Noon
10 Panama Canal, Panama 7:00 am 5:00 pm
11 Cartagena, Colombia 10:00 am 6:00 pm
12 At Sea -- --
13 Georgetown, Grand Cayman 8:00 am 6:00 pm
14 At Sea -- --
15 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 8:00 am 5:00 pm
16 At Sea -- --
17 At Sea -- --
18 New York, New York 8:00 am --

ms Amsterdam 14-Day Classic Passage to Ireland and Northern Europe
Leave from New York City and head to the emerald isles and rocky coasts of Ireland and Northern Europe. It will take a while to get there from New York; the only stop in the first seven days is the beautiful city of St. John's, Newfoundland. Still, once you make your first port of call in Cork and then Dublin, Ireland, it will have been well worth the wait. (Of course, it doesn't hurt that you have a ship as amazing as the ms Amsterdam in which to wait!)

DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
0 New York, New York -- 4:45 pm
1 At Sea -- --
2 At Sea -- --
3 St. John's, Newfoundland 7:00 am 1:00 pm
4 At Sea -- --
5 At Sea -- --
6 At Sea -- --
7 Cork, Ireland 8:00 am 6:00 pm
8 Dublin, Ireland 7:00 am 6:00 pm
9 At Sea -- --
10 London (Dover), England 7:00 am 7:00 pm
11 Amsterdam, Netherlands 8:00 am 10:00 pm
12 At Sea -- --
13 Oslo, Norway 7:00 am 5:00 pm
14 Copenhagen, Denmark 8:00 am --

ms Amsterdam 10-Day Gems of the Baltic
The Gems of the Baltic Cruise is not for the person who wants idle days at sea. No, this cruise is filled with ports of cal; in fact, only the first day doesn't see the cruise ship stopping at a port of call. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace in the Upper Town, and drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia. See St. Petersburg, a city that was once the 'Window on the West,'then, while known as Leningrad, surrounded and held by the Nazis during WWII for just shy of three years. Other stops in Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark will round out this amazing journey.

DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
0 Copenhagen, Denmark -- 5:00 pm
1 At Sea -- --
2 Tallinn, Estonia 10:00 am 6:00 pm
3 St. Petersburg, Russia 7:00 am  
4 St. Petersburg, Russia   6:00 pm
5 Helsinki, Finland 6:00 am 6:00 pm
6 Stockholm, Sweden 8:00 am 6:00 pm
7 Visby, Sweden 7:00 am 2:00 pm
8 Warnemunde, Berlin 7:00 am 11:00 pm
9 Aarhus, Denmark 9:30 am 6:00 pm
10 Copenhagen, Denmark 7:00 am --
 
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Holland America Line ms Amsterdam - Accommodations

Designed to be the most spacious ships in the industry, accommodations onboard the ms Amsterdam are more luxurious than you can imagine. In addition to the Inside and Outside Staterooms, there are three different style suites available onboard Holland America Amsterdam: Penthouse Verandah, Deluxe Verandah and Veranda Suites.

All suites offer gorgeous floor to ceiling windows and private verandah for an outstanding view, whirlpool bath and shower, refrigerator and mini bar and extra sitting area. Exclusively available to Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suite guests is the Neptune Lounge, a place to relax over breakfast pastries and your favorite newspaper, or gather for conversation, evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

All are very comfortable and the more deluxe the category, the more extravagant the amenities are available to you.

ms Amsterdam - Penthouse Suite
At 1159 sq. ft., the Penthouse Verandah Suite offers an king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, a mini-bar, a refrigerator, a guest toilet and floor-to-ceiling windows to boot. There are no better accommodations onboard. Category PS.Penthouse Suite

ms Amsterdam - Deluxe Verandah Suite
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 556 sq. ft. with verandah. Category SA, SB.Deluxe Verandah Suite

ms Amsterdam - Verandah Suite
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 292 sq. ft. with verandah. Category A, B, BB, BC.Verandah Suite

ms Amsterdam - Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. 197 sq. ft. (All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.) Category C, D, DA, DD, E, EE, F, FF, G, H, HH.Large Outside Stateroom

ms Amsterdam - Large/Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, and a shower. 182 sq. ft. Category I, J, K, L, M, MM, N, NN. Large Inside Stateroom

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Holland America Line ms Amsterdam - Entertainment & Activities

Need a day to relax? Take the time to curl up with a good book from the onboard library. Stroll the wide teak deck of the Lower Promenade or make an appointment at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. Let yourself be pampered in the restful atmosphere---try the steam rooms, or put yourself in the well-trained hands of a massage therapist and finish your vacation relaxed and energized.

Maybe your idea of relaxed comes from the benefits of working out. Hit the Amsterdam's state-of-the-art gym complete with machines, free weights, cardio equipment and a personal training consultant. Of course, poolside lounging with an icy beverage in one hand and a paperback in the other is one of the best non-activities at the Lido Pool.

A great way to spend an afternoon or early evening is in the Wine Tasting Room. It matters not if you're a novice or an expert on Reds and Whites; a session with the ship's sommelier will prove to be a special onboard treat no matter what your knowledge level. Or, listen to the culinary experts in the Wajang Theater and Culinary Arts Center.

For a night "on the town" guests love the friendly onboard casino. Choose your game-blackjack, stud poker, draw poker, roulette and dice tables, plus 115 slot machines. For inexperienced gamblers there are friendly casino attendants that can show you how it is done.

An Amsterdam cruise Holland America offers some of the finest live entertainment in the cruise industry. Aboard ms Amsterdam, Queen's Lounge is the ultimate show venue. Semi-circular seating and brilliant pink and blue d'or offers a great atmosphere for any show, whether it's music, theatre, dance or comedy.

The Explorer's Lounge, on the other hand, is a great place to simply chat with friends, old and new. Its understated elegance and rich mahogany colors is the perfect setting.

There are several other bars and lounges, as well, such as the Sports Bar, Amstel Cafe and Ocean Bar on the Upper Promenade Deck; or, just browse through the Art Gallery and get your own artwork processed in the Photo Lab on the Promenade Deck.

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Holland America Line ms Amsterdam - Dining

Holland America Lines Amsterdam mouth-watering cuisine is prepared by chefs trained in world-famous restaurants. La Fontaine Dining Room is the Amsterdam's elegant main dining room completed with a floral stained-glass ceiling. Enjoy aromatic soups, crisp salads, seasonal fish and succulent meats.

For guests interested in a more intimate, candlelight setting, the Pinnacle Grill is the ship's reservations-only restaurant, themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest.

Enhance your knowledge wines in the Wine Tasting Room. Whether you're just learning to navigate your way through a wine list or refining your already vast knowledge of vintages and labels, you'll enjoy a fun, informative session with the ship's expert sommelier.

For night out in elegant ambience, stop in the Explorer's Lounge. The lounge is designed with deep reds, gleaming brass and a mural behind the bar of tall ships reminiscent of the days of Magellan, sure to inspire hours of conversation.

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