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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 Dining  The Nieuw Amsterdam offers guests a variety of dining options. From traditional dining in one of the ship’s two main...

Dancing with the Stars At Sea – Season 1 Recap

Dancing with the Stars At Sea’s first season came to a close aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam earlier this January. 15 contestants, the highest scoring finalists from each ship in the Holland America Line fleet,...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 5 – Cozumel

Morning: I decided to sleep in a bit the morning of our call in Cozumel. We wouldn’t be docking until 10 am, so we still had a few hours before we would even be...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 4 – Grand Cayman

Morning: I awoke early this morning as we slowly approached the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. As we approached the island, our crew began to prepare the ship for tender operations. The tender lifeboats...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 3 – At Sea

Morning: The day began as I woke up and looked out our balcony windows to see the blue ocean swiftly moving past us. Not wanting to lose a moment of the day, I quickly...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 2 – Half Moon Cay

Morning: I woke up around 7 am to the bright, warm rays of Bahamian sun streaming in through our balcony windows. I quickly made my way to the balcony and looked forward, catching a...

CruiseJournal: Nieuw Amsterdam – Day 1 – Embarkation

Early afternoon: Our press group began embarkation at Port Everglades just before noon. Security and the health questionnaire checkpoint moved very quickly, thanks to the efficient setup on the first level of the cruise...

Upcoming Sailing: Nieuw Amsterdam To The Western Caribbean

Mike Faust, Editor of Cruise Currents, will be sailing aboard Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam for the Season 1 Dancing with the Stars At Sea Finale. The sailing will embark in Fort Lauderdale...

Holland America Security Officer Saves Man Who Fell From Pier

Earlier last week, a security officer from Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam saved a passenger who had fallen off of the pier in Grand Turk. A 70 year old guest returning to the Nieuw...

Grand Turk Remains Closed Due To Norovirus

Almost three weeks have passed since Grand Turk has had a cruise ship visit, and it’s all thanks to a nasty outbreak of norovirus in the cruise center. As stated in an earlier article...

Gay Charter Cruise Turned Away From Moroccan Port

Earlier yesterday, a gay charter cruise operated by RSVP Vacations on board Holland America Line’s ms. Nieuw Amsterdam was denied docking in Casbalanca, Morocco. Before arriving in Casbalcanca, the Nieuw Amsterdam received a message from the local port authority claiming that...