Saturday, July 4, 2020

    MS Nieuw Amsterdam

    MS Nieuw Amsterdam
    MS Nieuw Amsterdam

    MS Nieuw Amsterdam (Holland America Line)


    As one of two Signature-class ships, MS Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City (formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam). This ship is the forth ship to bear this name.

    The ship carries over $3 million dollars worth of art, ranging from antiques to traditional Dutch masters. Passengers can use an audio-tour to walk around the ship and learn about the pieces on display.

    The ship spends most of the summer seasons cruising in Alaska, visiting ports such as SkagwayWhittier and Ketchikan. In the winter the ship moves via the Panama Canal to Fort Lauderdale and performs roundtrip cruises to the Caribbean Islands.


    The first MS Nieuw Amsterdam was launched originally in 1906. She was sail and steam driven and carried 2,886 passengers. With a GRT of only 17,149, space was at a premium. This is reflected in the fact that 2,200 of the passengers travelled in third class.

    Ship info

    Cruise Line:Holland America Line
    Status:In service
    Ship size:Mid-size ship
    Ship class:Signature
    Sister ships:
    Total crew:929
    Ship length:285.0 m
    Ship beam:32.2 m
    Ship draft:7.8 m
    No. of decks:12
    Service speed:22.0 knots
    Onboard currency:US Dollar
    Registry port:Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
    IMO number:9378450
    Call sign:PBWQ

    Build details

    Build date:March 2009
    Build cost:$450 million USD
    Entered service:July 2010

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