MS Amsterdam

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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


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Medium
  • Length: 780 feet
  • Beam: 105 feet
  • Speed:  22.5 Knots
  • Tonnage: 62,735
  • Decks: 12
  • Crew: 615
  • Passengers: 1,380
  • Maiden Voyage: 30 October 2000 
  • Christened: 30 October 2000
  • Godmother: Janet Lanterman

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