Defunct Cruise Lines
MS Amsterdam was built at the Italian Fincantieri shipyards and came into service for Holland America on 30 October 2000 after her official naming ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The vessel is named after the Dutch city of Amsterdam, and is the third ship of that name in the company's 127-year history Ms Amsterdam is the sister ship to the MS Rotterdam, and was the first ship in the fleet to feature the Azipod propulsion system.
On board all cabins and suites are exceptionally comfortable and are equipped with Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerheads, good quality hair dryers, premium-quality mattresses and fresh fruit, Penthouse Verandah Suites and Deluxe Verandah Suites come with additional benefits including a Fully stocked, mini-bar, Complimentary use of the private Neptune Lounge and Special embarkation/debarkation privileges.
there is a good choice of dining options onboard with Open seating Breakfast and Lunch and Traditional Dining in the Main Restaurants these are divided into two sittings, evening meals in the La Fontaine Dining Room are usually accompanied by a pianist or string quartet, buffet-style dinning is available in the Lido Restaurant, other options include the Pinnacle Grill which is a reservations-only restaurant, In-stateroom or in-suite dining is also available on the ship.
entertainment on board include the Queen’s Lounge theatre where passenger can enjoy talent acts or a game of bingo, a fully equipped gym and fitness centre, jogging track, tennis courts, Shopping Arcade, and a good range of children’s activity programmes, some Caribbean cruise can include a stop at Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private isle beach resort in the Bahamas where guests can enjoy additional activities such as horseback riding or the Aqua Park.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Captain E.J. Smith - captain of the RMS Titanic died when the ship hit an iceburg and sank in 1912.
- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718
Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.
David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.
Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.
Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan, known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.