Upcoming Sailing: Nieuw Amsterdam To The Western Caribbean

7 night westernMike 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 on January 12th and will feature a daily cruise journal written by Mike.

The Itinerary

Embarking in Fort Lauderdale on January 12th, Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam will set sail on a 7 night western Caribbean voyage. The Nieuw Amsterdam will call in 4 ports, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Key West, Florida and will sail for two days.

na3The Ship

ms Nieuw Amsterdam entered the Holland America Line fleet in 2010 as the second and final ship in the Signature Class. Nieuw Amsterdam features 11 passenger decks, 4 specialty restaurants, 4 panoramic elevators, 2 outdoor pools, a complete teak wood promenade, a private cabana deck, and one of the highest rated crews in the cruise industry. In addition, the Nieuw Amsterdam is home to a number of lounges, bars, a Digital Workshop hosted by Microsft, the Greenhouse Spa & Fitness Center, the Culinary Arts Center, the Showroom At Sea, and the Explorer’s Lounge powered by the New York Time’s.

nieuw amsterdam verandahThe Stateroom

The stateroom category is a VB Delude Verandah on the starboard side of the Nieuw Amsterdam. The stateroom features a sleeping area, sitting area, desk and vanity, and a private balcony. Unique features include Holland America Line’s Mariner Dream bed; 2 Holland America Line robes; soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure; fresh fruit upon request, and a plasma TV with DVD player. A large collection of complimentary movies are available upon request. The total square footage of the stateroom including the private balcony is roughly around 314.

Dancing with the Stars At SeaDancing with the Stars At Sea Finale

The January 12th sailing of the Nieuw Amsterdam is the host sailing for the Finale of Dancing with the Stars At Sea’s season 1. The sailing will host a number of celebrities and professional dancers from the television program, who will host various activities around the ship and judge the Finale. The Finale will take place on the final night of the sailing, where the 15 individual ship champions will compete for the Mirror Ball trophy. Mike will have the opportunity to interview a number of the stars and cover the Finale events while onboard.

Follow Along

Daily cruise journals will be published by Mike on the Nieuw Amsterdam’s sailing page and will be promoted across Cruise Current’s social networks. Exclusive interviews and video footage of the Finale events will be published on Cruise Current’s YouTube channel after the sailing has concluded. A full and comprehensive review and video tour of the Nieuw Amsterdam will be published on Cruise Currents after the sailing.



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.