MS Amsterdam

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MS Amsterdam passing through Lei Yue Mun.jpg
MS Amsterdam passing Lei Yue Mun
Name: Amsterdam
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Holland America
Port of registry:  Netherlands, Rotterdam
Builder: Fincantieri (Italy)
Cost: US$400 million
Yard number: Venice 6052
Maiden voyage: 30 October 2000
In service: October 2000
Status: Operational
Notes: [1][2][3]
General characteristics
Class and type: R class cruise ship
Length: 237.0 m (777.6 ft)
Beam: 32.25 m (105.8 ft)
Draught: 8.1 m (27 ft)
Decks: 12 decks
Deck clearance: 26.7 m (88 ft)
Ramps: 1
Installed power: 37,500 kW
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two ABB Azipod units (15.5 MW each)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity: 1,380
Crew: 647
Notes: [2][3]

MS Amsterdam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. She is the line's Pacific flagship and co-flagship of the line along with her sister ship MS Rotterdam.

As with Rotterdam, Amsterdam features a multi-million dollar art collection. This includes a three-story, fully functional Astrolabe in the main atrium which took over 15 years to design.[4]

During the summer, Amsterdam sails around Alaska; during the winter, she makes grand voyages around Asia, Australia/New Zealand & South Pacific. She also sails an around-the-world grand voyage round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Fuel consumption of 140 tons (39,500 gallons) of fuel per day at 21 knots speed.[5]


  1. ^ "Vessel details: MS Amsterdam". FleetMon. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3. 
  3. ^ a b "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel MS Amsterdam". VesselTracker. 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sealetter New Cruise Ship Information". Sealetter Cruise Magazine. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ship's fuel consumption per mile". Cruise Critic forum. September 4, 2008. 

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