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ms Amsterdam: A grand onboard experience from Holland America
If you get a chance to sail on ms Amsterdam, you'll enjoy great service on a beautifully designed mid-size ship where the emphasis is on first-class service This is the third ship to bear the name of the Dutch capital in Holland America Line's more than 130-year history. Since 2000, Amsterdam has been making her way around the globe visiting exotic ports of call.
Who will like sailing on ms Amsterdam
If you are looking for a non-stop party boat, then it might be wise to choose another cruise line. Holland America Line is best suited to those looking for a relaxing time without the noisy party crowds. Bring the kids though because Holland America Line has a great youth program and family-friendly cruising, which is perfect for multigenerational groups.
Where the Amsterdam sails
The Amsterdam sails in and around Australia, the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. The cruise ship features cruise itineraries that range from one day to the 114-day Grand World Voyage. Some of the most popular countries that this cruise ship visits include Singapore, Fiji, Spain and Mexico.
This 90-second video from Holland America Line describes how guests can experience Europe in style.
Top dining choices
What better way to enhance your onboard experience than to provide incomparable cuisine in a variety of wonderful ways? Bountiful buffets and dress-up dinners, hors d'oeuvres on your veranda or a picnic on the beach are just a few of the dining options awaiting on your vacation aboard Holland America Line.
Dine at the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill, and enjoy a dining experience themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest. Candlelight and fine decor create a romantic ambiance that sets the stage for fresh Pacific Northwest dishes and select wines.
Wine Tasting Room
Whether you're learning to navigate your way through a wine list or enhancing your already vast knowledge of vintages and labels, visit the Wine Tasting Room for a fun, informative session with the ship's expert sommelier.
La Fontaine Dining Room
Elegance redefined under a flower-bedecked stained-glass ceiling — the La Fontaine Dining Room offers award-winning dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aromatic soups, seasonal fish and succulent meats, crisp salads and divine desserts grace a fresh, imaginative menu.
Canaletto features Italian fare in an intimate dinner setting. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti, followed by classic Italian dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs and chicken marsala.
Art in all the right places
You will love strolling around the ship's multimillion-dollar art and antiques collection. At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. Dutch heritage and tradition is clearly displayed throughout the ship in original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938. For a contemporary touch, works of the noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces.
Greenhouse treatment room
Spaaaaaaah! Let yourself be pampered in the restful atmosphere of the Greenhouse Spa and Salon. New thermal suites, steam rooms, organic treatments and gentle hands banish stress and fatigue, leaving you relaxed and energized for your voyage.
Holland America Line's Amsterdam of premium cruise ships offers so many entertainment venues that you're in for the night of your life, night after night. Following a day of sightseeing or an afternoon massage, enhance your onboard experience with evenings of foot-tapping entertainment, side-splitting laughs or romantic moonlit dancing.
Dazzling and daring, the Queen's Lounge is the ultimate show venue with semi-circular seating and brilliant pink and blue decor. Music, theater, dance, comedy and culture all come to life on its illustrious stage.
At your service is the Neptune Lounge's Concierge, exclusively available to Penthouse and Deluxe Verandah Suite guests. Relax here over breakfast pastries with your favorite newspaper, or gather for evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in this timeless, genteel setting.
Rich reds and gleaming brass — these are the essential ingredients for the understated elegance of the Explorer's Lounge. This meeting place for old and new friends offers intimate seating for small gatherings.
All staterooms are equipped with television, telephone and multichannel music. Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Indulgence at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon
- Multimillion-dollar art and antiques collection
- Wine tasting room with an expert sommelier
- Music, theater and comedy at Queen’s Lounge