MS Nieuw Amsterdam (2009)

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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
Maiden voyage: 4 July 2010
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Signature-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 86,700 GT
Length: 285.3 m (936 ft)
Beam: 32.3 m (106 ft)
Draught: 7.9 m (26 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
  • 21.8 knots (40.4 km/h; 25.1 mph) (service)
Capacity: 2,106
Crew: 929
Notes: [1]

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 at the time of her completion.

Service history[edit]

Nieuw Amsterdam was laid down on 15 July 2008, launched on 30 October 2009 and completed on 30 June 2010.[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.[3]

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.[4]

On 10 October 2017, Nieuw Amsterdam was driven ashore at Santa Cruz Huatulco, Mexico. Her passengers were evacuated. She was later refloated.[5]


Nieuw Amsterdam has dynamic positioning abilities, and is powered by six diesel generators and propelled by Azipod propulsion technology .[6]


  1. ^ "List of ms Eurodam stats". Holland America Line. 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Nieuw Amsterdam (9378450)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam Named in Venice". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Nieuw Amsterdam Cruises".
  5. ^ "Grounding in Santa Cruz Huatulco". Sea News. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. ^ "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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