MS Nieuw Amsterdam

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MS Nieuw Amsterdam in Argostoli, Cephalonia, Greece
Name: Nieuw Amsterdam
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry:  Netherlands, Rotterdam
Launched: 30 October 2009[1]
Maiden voyage: 4 July 2010
Status: In service
Notes: [2][3]
General characteristics
Class and 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
  • 23.9 knots (44.3 km/h; 27.5 mph) max
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)
Capacity: 2,106
Crew: 929
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 a 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 4 July 2010 before embarking on its maiden voyage from Venice on 5 July 2010.[7]

From November to March the ship sails the Mediterranean Sea and from April to October the ship operates week long cruises from Vancouver, British Columbia to Alaska and back.[8]

On 10 October 2017, Nieuw Amsterdam was driven ashore at Santa Cruz Huatulco, Mexico. Her passengers were evacuated. She was later refloated.[9]


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 MS Eurodam.[10] In contrast to Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam features full balconies in its Deck 11 "VQ" spa class staterooms.


  1. ^ "30/10/2009".
  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. Archived from the original on 18 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam Named in Venice". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Nieuw Amsterdam Cruises".
  9. ^ "Grounding in Santa Cruz Huatulco". Sea News. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  10. ^ "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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