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Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review

The first Nieuw Amsterdam was launched in 1906. This “nieuwest” version is the largest ship in Holland America’s fleet.

July 09, 2011
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Introduction

Launched in 2010, this is the fourth Holland America ship to be sailing with this name, and perhaps the most elegant. While the original Nieuw Amsterdam was a sail and steam ship launched in 1906, this “nieuwest” version is an 86,000-ton vessel that represents the largest ship in Holland America’s fleet, the second in the Signature class line. The luxurious ship boasts a great art collection that connects the history of New York City (which the Dutch also called Nieuw Amsterdam once upon a time), and guests can embark on a complimentary self-guided iPod art tour.

Some of Nieuw Amsterdam’s features will be familiar from older Holland America ships, like the outside-view glass elevators, the Explorations Café, Pinnacle Grill and Bar, and the Culinary Arts Center where guests can embark on cooking journeys in state-of-the-art show kitchens. Some updates include Holland America’s largest fitness center, the teens-only Loft, Spa Staterooms, the specialty restaurant Tamarind and Silk Den lounge—a pan-Asian venue—and the new Master Chef’s Room, with seven-course set menus prepared in a private room within the Pinnacle Grill. If all you want to do is lay in the sun or take in the view, join active shore excursions, or take advantage of all the (mostly complimentary) activities, you are unlikely to get bored. And between the innovative drinks and delicious dining options, you won’t go hungry or thirsty either.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabins
  3. Interior
  4. Other Cabins
  5. Cabin Amenities
  6. In-Room Dining
  7. Dining
  8. Drinks
  9. Recreation
  10. Cafés
  11. Lounges and Public Spaces
  12. Spa
  13. Sports and Fitness
  14. Retail
  15. Other Activities
  16. Shows and Other Entertainment
  17. Nightlife and Shows
  18. Casino
  19. Pools and Decks
  20. Pools
  21. Decks and Sun Areas
  22. Services and Staff
  23. Deck Plans
  24. Staff and Ship Policies
  25. Health and Safety
  26. Vs. Cunard Line Queen Mary 2
  27. Vs. Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Summit
  28. Vs. Royal Caribbean International Allure of the Seas
  29. Conclusion
  30. Manhattan Dining Room
  31. Pinnacle Grill
  32. Tamarind
  33. Lido Restaurant
  34. Canaletto Restaurant
  35. Lido Pool, Bar and Terrace Grill
  36. Sea View Pool, Bar and Slice
  37. Promenade Deck
  38. Cabana Club
  39. Deck 10 – Panorama
  40. Deck 12 – Observation
  41. Explorations Café and Library
  42. Atrium
  43. The Neptune Lounge
  44. Club HAL and The Loft
  45. Green House Spa and Salon
  46. Sports Court – Deck 11
  47. Shops
  48. Photo Gallery
  49. Art Gallery
  50. Screening Room
  51. King’s Room
  52. Queen’s Lounge and Culinary Art Center
  53. Explorer’s Bar
  54. The Crow’s Nest
  55. Piano Bar
  56. Silk Den
  57. Northern Lights
  58. Ocean Bar
  59. Casino and Casino Bar
  60. Showroom at Sea
  61. Meeting Rooms
  62. Pinnacle Bar
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