The Holland America Line has a number of ships sailing the seven seas, but their newest and best ship is without a doubt the MS Nieuw Amsterdam. After making its maiden voyage in 2010, the ship officially entered service only two years ago. The ship is capable of carrying up to 2,100 passengers, and carries around 900 crewmembers, all of whom ensure that every passenger has an amazing time.
Unlike many other cruise ships these days, the MS Nieuw Amsterdam isn’t loaded down with off-the-wall amenities. Instead, it has everything that you expect from an amazing cruise ship, and it does all of those things very well. There are plenty of ways for passengers to stay active, and there are plenty of ways for passengers to relax. For example, in addition to three pools, one of which features a retractable roof, there is a world-class spa with truly stunning baths.
If you’d like to get a better look at this amazing cruise ship from the Holland America Line, then come along on a tour! We’re about to show you 26 pictures of this amazing cruise ship, and we’re willing to be you’ll be booking passage at the end. If you do, be sure to check out the amazing luxury suites that this ship has at #23!
1. Under Construction
The MS Nieuw Amsterdam was built by Fincatieri in Marghea, Italy. The ship was officially launched in 2009.
2. Maiden Voyage
After sea trials were complete, the MS Nieuw Amsterdam began her maiden voyage on July 4th of 2010.
3. The Main Pool
Up on deck, the main pool, which is located at mid-ship, is the center of the action.
4. The Aft Pool
More a more relaxed experience, passengers can head to the smaller, more intimate Seaview Pool.
5. Grab a Drink
While you’re relaxing at the Seaview Pool, you can grab a drink at the Seaview Bar.
6. The Lido Pool
Finally, there is the Lido Pool, which has a retractable roof and also offers its own poolside bar.
7. Adults Only
If you need to get away from other people’s children (or even your own), then you’ll want to check out the adults-only Cabana Club.
8. Tennis, Anyone?
There are plenty of other activities other than swimming pools aboard this ship. For example, there’s a tennis court up on deck!
9. Take a Walk
Passengers aboard the MS Nieuw Amsterdam can enjoy leisurely strolls along the ships Promenade.
10. Hit the Spa
What better way to cap off a relaxing stroll than by visiting the Greenhouse Spa, which offers any treatment you can imagine!
11. The Baths
While you’re at the Greenhouse Spa, you’ll definitely want to step into its luxurious baths, or perhaps one of its many hot tubs.
12. The Atrium
Inside of the MS Nieuw Amsterdam, the luxuriously appointed atrium is always a hub of activity.
13. Unique Chandelier
The focal point of the atrium is its chandelier, which is meant to resemble the skyline of New York City, a town which used to be called New Amsterdam.
14. For Teens
The Loft has been designed to offer entertainment to younger passengers, and is a place where the influence of New York City can be seen again.
15. For Little Ones
If you need to drop your littlest travel companions off for the day, then you’ll take them to charming Club Hal.
16. Time for a Show
If it’s just you and your special someone, then perhaps you’d like to take in show in the Showroom at Sea?
17. The Gambler
Or, if you prefer to be an active participant in your entertainment, then why not visit the onboard casino?
18. Drinks With a View
Passengers that are looking to enjoy a cocktail and sweeping views of the ocean will love the environment of the Crow’s Nest.
19. Time to Dance!
For passengers that appreciate the club-going experience, Northern Lights is going to be a popular destination.
20. Time to Eat…
With all that excitement, you’ve got to have something to eat! The Manhattan Dining room serves as the ship’s main dining area.
21. Fine Dining
In terms of luxurious dining experience, The Pinnacle Grill is perhaps the best option on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam.
22. Fun Italian Dining
For a more family-friendly dining experience, you’ll want to check out Canaletto, which offers delicious Italian fare.
23. Luxurious Accommodations
For those who truly want to travel in style, the MS Nieuw Amsterdam offers some suites that are truly next level.
24. Signature Suites
For those travelling in a large group, the Signature Suites make an attractive and more affordable option.
25. Plenty of Places
Even if you opt for smaller accommodations aboard this stunning cruise ship, you’ll still find plenty of places to stretch out!
26. Quite a Ship
The MS Nieuw Amsterdam is quite the ship, isn’t it? Trust us when we say that it’s even cooler in person!