Discover: Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam

Ship Facts

Year Launched 2010 Tonnage 86,700 GRT Decks 11 Passengers 2,106 Crew 929 Port of Registry Rotterdam, Netherlands Class Signature

Discover Nieuw Amsterdam


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The Nieuw Amsterdam offers guests a variety of dining options. From traditional dining in one of the ship’s two main restaurants, the Upper & Lower Vista Dining Rooms, or one of the ship’s three alternative restaurants, guests will have no problem finding a favorite dining spot for their sailing.

The Upper & Lower Vista Dining Rooms serve as the ship’s two main restaurants, serving an array of international dishes alongside traditional Dutch and European offerings.

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The Pinnacle Grill, Nieuw Amsterdam’s additional charge steakhouse, offers guests the opportunity to dine in true luxury. Offering a menu of premium steaks and northwest seafood, guests will enjoy the opulent offerings of this speciality restaurant. For one night each sailing, the Pinnacle Grill is transformed into Le Cirque, a restaurant inspired by the New York restaurant of the same name. Guests can choose from a variety of popular Le Cirque dishes while dining in a similar atmosphere to that on land. Canaletto, the ship’s additional charge Italian restaurant, serves traditional Italian dishes in a relaxed, family style setting. Guests have the option to order multiple small dishes for their table and share a meal together as they do in Italy. Guests looking for a different style of dining will enjoy Tamarind, Nieuw Amsterdam’s pan Asian restaurant. Guests can indulge in a variety of dishes including sushi, futomaki, soups, and seafood. The experience of Tamarind is completed with the contemporary Asian architecture and the restaurant’s friendly and warm staff.

z62Guests can also find a number of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and causal snack options in the Nieuw Amsterdam’s relaxed Lido Restaurant. Pastries and coffee are available throughout the day at the Exploration’s Cafe, powered by the New York Time’s.

Editor’s Favorite: Le Cirque continues to impress me each sailing. While the menu could use some freshening up, each dish continues to impress me with the quality, flavor, and freshness of the ingredients. Le Cirque is definitely an experience worth having when sailing aboard a Holland America Line ship. 


sabrina dancinghHolland America Line’s entertainment has made a dramatic shift from the usual production shows to the exciting and exhilarating Dancing with the Stars At Sea performances. Each sailing, guests have the opportunity to compete in Dancing with the Stars At Sea, learn popular dances such as the jive, waltz, and samba; as well as enjoy a Dancing with the Stars performance by the ship’s dance troupe. Guests will also have the opportunity to dance the night away in one of the ship’s many lounges, including Northern Lights, playing the latest hits; big band style music at the Ocean Bar, or relaxing piano music in the Explorer’s Lounge. Guests sailing with food on the mind can also take part in one of the cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine. The Nieuw Amsterdam’s entertainment offerings also include a casino, a piano bar, as well as numerous other bars and lounges throughout the ship.

Dancing with the Stars At Sea: To learn more about Holland America Line’s partnership with Dancing with the Stars, please visit the DWTS At Sea website.

The Rest Of The Ship

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam is the true queen of the fleet. Apart from dining and entertainment, the Nieuw Amsterdam offers a plethora of activities, amenities, and Dutch traditions.

Guests sailing with children or grand children will be happy to know Holland America Line offers kid’s activities and clubs for all ages. Guests between the ages of three and 17 will find new friends in their respective clubs: Club HAL, The Loft, and The Oasis.

Guests looking to escape the world for a moment and truly relax will be pampered and cared for in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Here, guests can choose from a variety of relaxing massages, body treatments, pedicures, facials, fitness routines, and water treatments. Just next door, guests can find a full fitness center, featuring rows of treadmills, free weights, rowing machines, and a number of specialized fitness classes.

For guests looking to learn more about emerging trends in technology, free classes are available in the Digital Workshop, powered by Windows. In addition to learning about the latest technology trends, guests can take part in classes designed to help teach you how to edit your cruise photos, share your photos with those at home, and learn more about the world of photography.

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam offers a wide variety of premium dining options, exciting entertainment options, as well as plenty of additional activities suited for every cruiser. The Nieuw Amsterdam is a perfect ship for any cruiser looking for a traditional, premium, cruise experience.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.