MS Amsterdam (Holland America Line)


MS Amsterdam is one of four R-class ships, she was the second ship delivered and a complete twin of MS Rotterdam. At the heart of MS Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time.

MS Amsterdam spends the summer around Alaska and in the late summer moves to San Diego for roundtrip cruises to Hawaii, the South Pacific and the Mexican Riviera. In January the ship relocates to Fort Lauderdale and conducts a four-month long world voyage.


Named for the Dutch capital, MS Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name in Holland America Line’s over 140-year history.

Ship info

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Status: In service
Ship size: Mid-size ship
Ship class: R
Sister ships: None
Passengers: 1,380
Staterooms: 647
Total crew: 615
Ship length: 237.0 m
Ship beam: 32.3 m
Ship draft: 8.1 m
Tonnage: 10
No. of decks: 12
Elevators: 12
Service speed: 22.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
IMO number: 9188037
Call sign: PBAD

Build details

Shipyard: Fincantieri Monfalcone
Build date: 1998
Build cost: $400 million USD
Entered service: October 2008


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