Amsterdam – Holland America Line

In Service – 2000 to Present
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 62735 Length: 780 ft Beam: 105 ft
Speed: 22 knots
Registry: Netherlands Passengers: 1380 Crew: 658
Shipyard: Fincantieri


About Holland America Line

Holland America Line stands for classic cruise experiences with superb food and excellent service. The standard may be compared with competitors such as Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. Though becoming increasingly popular Holland America Line is still an insider tip in Europe. The only onboard language is English. We recommend travellers to have a fairly good command of the English language to make the cruises a pleasant experience.


The Ship

The Amsterdam was commissioned in 2000. With a length of 238 meters and a maximum capacity of 1,388 guests she provides very much space per traveler – a trademark on all of Holland America Line’s ships. A crew of 615 people takes care of all the guests needs.


All staterooms are spacious, comfortably equipped and provide enough storage room for your luggage. Even the smallest inside staterooms have a size of 16m² and are equipped with a sofa, a small table and a desk. All staterooms are equipped with a flatscreen TV and a DVD player. The suites with a size of at least 51m² include free laundry service, hors d’oeuvres, a dinner with the ship’s high ranking officers and much more amenities.


Atmosphere on Board

The “Amsterdam” is much more a “classic cruise liner” than a “party vessel” and therefore guests are not the youngest in average. Even though families with children are definitely also welcome onboard. On about two nights per week formal “black tie” evenings are held. Participation is not a must though – guests have the possibility to dine in alternative locations where more casual clothing is sufficient.


Food and Beverages

The superb cuisine is surely one of the highlights of every cruise with Holland America Line. Guests can spontaneously choose to dine à la carte in the main restaurant or in the buffet restaurant. For a surcharge the “Pinnacle Grill” is another option with culinary highlights.


Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

During the day guests may for example enjoy wine-tastings, computer or painting courses, poker tournaments or lectures on the next destinations. In the evening shows and live music provide diversion while you will always be able to find quiet places if you prefer a calm evening.


You enjoy doing sports? Go swimming in an outdoor pool that can be turned into an indoor pool with a movable glass roof. Workout at the gym, jogging on the deck and aerobic or pilates courses are also interesting alternatives. For a more relaxing day guests may enjoy a wonderful treatment at the SPA.


Our summary

If you are interested in classic cruise experiences, interesting itineraries and good service, MS Amsterdam is a good choice for you!