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  • Holland-America-Pinnacle-Grill - In the mood for refined, romantic and intimate dining? Head to the Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America sailing.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Pinnacle-Grill - Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bulgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens at Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-RClass-Dining-Room-1 - You'll find luxurious appointments in the dining area aboard your Holland America cruise. (This is a shot taken in sister ship Zaandam.)
  • Holland-America-Tamarind-Restaurant - Head to Tamarind Restaurant for an adventurous fusion of Asian cuisine on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Family-Style.jpg - Head to Canaletto for authentic Italian fare that celebrates "spartire" (Italian for "sharing").
  • HAL-Canaletto-Grilled-Lemon-Thyme-Seabass.jpg - A grilled lemon thyme sea bass served at Canaletto on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Paparadelle-with-Shrimp.jpg - Paparadelle with shrimp served at Canaletto on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Poached-Pear.jpg - A poached pear dish served at Canaletto on your Holland America cruise.
  • HAL-Canaletto-Veal-&-Sage-Polpettini.jpg - Veal and sage polpettini, a Pugliese specialty, available at Canaletto on your Holland America sailing.
  • HAL-Cannonball-burger-fries.jpg - Try a Cannonball burger with fries at Dive-In at the Terrace Grill, offering alfresco dining by the pool on your Holland America ship.
  • HAL-Land-&-Sea.jpg - Pair a surf-and-turf dish with a glass of wine on your Holland America sailing.
  • HAL-Main-Dining-Room-David-Burke-Burrata-Salad.jpg - A burrata salad designed by chef David Burke, served in the main dining room of your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Neptune-Suite - Neptune Suites, aka Deluxe Verandah Suites, aboard Holland America's ms Rotterdam and Amsterdam, run a comfy 571 to 653 square feet, including a private veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to a king, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, dressing room, mini-bar, fridge, floor-to-ceiling windows, daily breakfast service and more.
  • ms-amsterdam-pinnacle-suite - A Pinnacle Suite with Veranda on Holland America's ms Amsterdam has floor to ceiling windows and a guest bathroom.
  • Holland-America-Ocean-Bar - Enjoy cocktails and good conversation at the Ocean Bar on your Holland America sailing. This is a shot of the bar aboard ms Amsterdam.
  • Holland-America-Piano-Bar - Enjoy music with a talented and comedic keyboard host playing requests at the Piano Bar aboard your Holland America Line cruise.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Lido-Pool-Midship - At midship, the Lido Pool features a pair of bronze bears, part of the artwork specially commissioned for Holland America Line's ms Amsterdam.
  • Holland-America-RClass-Aft-Pool - Sunny days are great for lounging at the Lido Aft Pool aboard your Holland America cruise. (This is a shot of the Zaandam; her sister ships ms Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Volendam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-RClass-Fitness-Center - The huge, ocean-view gym aboard your Holland America Line ship is among the best at sea, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding dozens of state-of-the-art machines: 11 treadmills, eight bikes and an assortment of stairsteppers, rowing machines, Cybex weight training machines and free weights. (This is a shot of the Volendam; her sister ships MS Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Zaandam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-RClass-Sea-View-Pool - Relax at the Sea View Pool in the aft section of your Holland America ship. (This is a shot of Volendam; her sister ships MS Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Zaandam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-Culinary-Arts-Center -  Improve your cooking skills from a roster of celebrated chefs as part of Holland America's Culinary Arts Center Program, presented by Food & Wine Magazine.
  • Holland-America-Casino-2 - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Wine-Tasting - You can try a variety of different wines, including HAL's own label, at a wine tasting bar during your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-Flagship-Showroom - The theater-like setting in ms Rotterdam’s Showroom at Sea includes a very comfortable audience experience. Drinks can be ordered while watching the Hal Cat Dancers or the fresh-from-London Rotterdam Singers and Dancers.
  • Holland-America-RClass-Showroom - The entertainment lounge and theater in the Showroom at Sea aboard Holland America Line's R Class ships. (This is a shot taken on Volendam.)
  • ms-amsterdam-aerial-pool.jpg - An aerial shot of the aft pool on ms Amsterdam.
  • Holland-America-Casino - Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino aboard Holland America Line offers games for all levels.
  • Holland-America-Club-HAL - Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-teak-deck-chairs - Pull up a teak lounge chair, relax and take in the view from the deck of your Holland America ship.
  • Holland-America-Amsterdam-Atrium - At the heart of Holland America Line's ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium that tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time.
  • Holland-America-Crows-Nest - The Crow's Nest Lounge aboard Holland America ships offers sweeping views of the ocean and passing landscapes. Head there to watch the sunset and then see it transform into a dance club after dark.
  • Holland-America-Northern-Lights - Head to the Northern Lights disco/dance club aboard your Holland America Line cruise to dance and party into the late night hours.
  • Holland-America-Amsterdam-in-New-York - MS Amsterdam in New York Harbor. The Holland America ship offers a diverse set of itineraries, including Grand World Voyages, Grand Pacific and Far East Voyages and sailings to Panama, the Southern Caribbean and Incan Empires.
  • Holland-America-Amsterdam-Atrium - At the heart of Holland America Line's ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium that tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time.
  • Holland-America-Pinnacle-Grill - In the mood for refined, romantic and intimate dining? Head to the Pinnacle Grill on your Holland America sailing.
  • Holland-America-Club-HAL - Tweens ages 8-12 have access to Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts and karaoke disco parties at Club HAL aboard your Holland America cruise.
  • Holland-America-RClass-Sea-View-Pool - Relax at the Sea View Pool in the aft section of your Holland America ship. (This is a shot of Volendam; her sister ships MS Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Zaandam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-Amsterdam-at-sea - Holland America Line's MS Amsterdam at sea. Amsterdam is renowned for its Grand Pacific and Far East Voyages. For a journey of a lifetime,  circumnavigate the globe on her Grand World Voyage.
  • Holland-America-RClass-Aft-Pool - Sunny days are great for lounging at the Lido Aft Pool aboard your Holland America cruise. (This is a shot of the Zaandam; her sister ships ms Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Volendam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-RClass-Fitness-Center - The huge, ocean-view gym aboard your Holland America Line ship is among the best at sea, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding dozens of state-of-the-art machines: 11 treadmills, eight bikes and an assortment of stairsteppers, rowing machines, Cybex weight training machines and free weights. (This is a shot of the Volendam; her sister ships MS Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Zaandam are nearly identical.)
  • Holland-America-Amsterdam-at-sea - Holland America Line's MS Amsterdam at sea. Amsterdam is renowned for its Grand Pacific and Far East Voyages. For a journey of a lifetime,  circumnavigate the globe on her Grand World Voyage.
  • Holland-America-Amsterdam-in-New-York - MS Amsterdam in New York Harbor. The Holland America ship offers a diverse set of itineraries, including Grand World Voyages, Grand Pacific and Far East Voyages and sailings to Panama, the Southern Caribbean and Incan Empires.
  • ms-amsterdam-aerial-pool - An aerial view of ms Amsterdam's Lido pool deck.

ms Amsterdam: A grand onboard experience from Holland America

Snapshot

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.

Ratings & awards

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  • Top 20 Medium Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
    Silver Award for Eco-Friendly Cruise Ship, Travel Weekly Magellan Awards (2011)

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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.

Pinnacle Grill

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 Restaurant

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.

Spa

Choose the blissful pampering of a facial. Let the trained fingers of a massage therapist sooth your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in exotic herbs. You can enjoy all this while cruising to exotic destinations and enjoying other Holland America's Amsterdam onboard experience indulgences.

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.

Entertainment

The entertainment lounge and theater in the Showroom at Sea aboard Holland America Line's R Class ships.
Courtesy of Holland America LineThe entertainment lounge and theater in the Showroom at Sea aboard Holland America Line's R Class ships.

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.

Queen's Lounge

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.

Neptune Lounge

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.

Explorer's Lounge

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.

Staterooms

Neptune Suites, aka Deluxe Verandah Suites, aboard Holland America's ms Rotterdam and Amsterdam, runs a comfy 571 to 653 square feet, including a private veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to a king, whirlpool bath and shower
Courtesy of Holland America LineNeptune Suites, aka Deluxe Verandah Suites, aboard Holland America's ms Rotterdam and Amsterdam, runs a comfy 571 to 653 square feet, including a private veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to a king, whirlpool bath and shower

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

  • What: ms Amsterdam
  • Where: New York

  • What: From the deck chair
  • Where: Holland American Line

  • What: Planeto Astrolabium sculpture
  • Where: Atrium
  • 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

Top dining options on board

Pinnacle Grill

  • Style: Pacific Northwest
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner and some lunches

Canaletto Restaurant

  • Style: Italian
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

1,380 Passengers [?]
615 Crew
12 Decks
2000 Maiden voyage
62,735 Tonnage [?]
780 Length in feet
106 Width in feet (max beam)
2005 REFURBISHED

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