MS Nieuw Amsterdam

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For other ships with the same or similar names, see SS Nieuw Amsterdam.
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MS Nieuw Amsterdam in Argostoli, Cephalonia, Greece
History
Name: Nieuw Amsterdam
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry:  Netherlands, Rotterdam
Builder:
Launched: 30 October 2009[1]
Maiden voyage: 4 July 2010
Identification:
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
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 week long cruises from Vancouver to Alaska and return. [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. ^ "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. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam Named in Venice". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nieuw Amsterdam Cruises". 
  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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