MS Nieuw Amsterdam

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For other ships with the same or similar names, see SS Nieuw Amsterdam.
MS Nieuw Amsterdam 2011.JPG
MS Nieuw Amsterdam docked at Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos on January 28, 2011 with the Caribbean Princess.
Career
Name: MS Nieuw Amsterdam
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry:  Netherlands, Rotterdam
Builder: Fincantieri
Marghera, Italy
Launched: 30 October 2009[1]
Maiden voyage: 4 July 2010
Identification: Callsign PBWQ
IMO number: 9378450
MMSI number: 246648000
Status: In service as of 2013
Notes: [2][3]
General characteristics
Class & type: Signature class cruise ship
Tonnage: 86,700 GT
Length: 285 m (935 ft)
Beam: 32 m (105 ft)
Decks: 11 passenger decks
Installed power: 64 MW MaK M43C diesel-electric
Propulsion: Azipod
Speed: 23.9 kn (44.3 km/h; 27.5 mph) max
(22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)
Capacity: 2,106 passengers
Crew: 929 crew
Notes: [4]

MS Nieuw Amsterdam is a Signature class cruise ship for Holland America Line. Nieuw Amsterdam is the 81st ship to enter Holland America's service and the second largest Holland America ship to date.

Service History[edit]

Holland America Line took the option on building this new sister ship for Eurodam for the 2010 cruising season.[5] She was completed and she sailed on her first set of sea trials on 16 May 2010.[6][2]

The ship was christened by Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Venice, Italy on July 4, 2010 before embarking on its maiden voyage from Venice on July 5, 2010. [7]

From April to October the ship visits the Mediterranean and from November to March the ship operates alternating western and eastern itineraries in the Caribbean.[8]

Amenities[edit]

New features on Nieuw Amsterdam include a Pan-Asian restaurant, an African-theme to the Explorer's Lounge, an Italian specialty restaurant and a redesigned atrium and show lounge. Ten cabins have floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows. Eighty-six percent of the cabins are on the outside, and 67 percent have balconies. It also has dynamic positioning abilities, and is powered by six diesel generators and propelled by Azipod propulsion technology like her older sister Eurodam.[9] In contrast to Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam features full balconies in its Deck 11 "VQ" spa class staterooms.


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fincantieri.it/cms/data/browse/news/000308.aspx
  2. ^ a b "50 Days to Nieuw Amsterdam’s Launch". Holland America Line. 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the world on Holland America, one of the best cruise lines". Holland America Line. 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "List of ms Eurodam stats". Holland America Line. 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Holland America Line Names New Signature Class". News release. Holland America Line. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Nieuw Amsterdam Set Sail on Sea Trials Today". Holland America Line. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam Named in Venice". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the world on Holland America, one of the best cruise lines". Holland America Line. 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Holland America Line will name its latest Signature Class ship and the 15th in its fleet, ms Nieuw Amsterdam". Press release. Holland America Line. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 

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