ms Nieuw Amsterdam launched in 2010, setting a whole new standard for the classic cruise experience. She mixes big ship amenities with the kind of intimacy and impeccable service you'd expect from a much smaller vessel.
A family friendly cruise ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam has lots of fun facilities for youngsters and teens. Adults will find plenty of ways to get away from it all too - including relaxing treatments in the expanded Greenhouse Spa, tranquil poolside Cabanas, special Spa staterooms and fabulously appointed suites with their own private verandas.
Add to this, a range of fine dining options, inspirational activities and sophisticated entertainment and ms Nieuw Amsterdam is every cruiser lover's dream.
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Lifestyle onboard your Holland America cruise ship
With one crew member to every two guests, you can look forward to service that's never overbearing, but always attentive to your needs.
Staterooms are bright, airy and spacious with all the home comforts you need, including quality linens, comfy bathrobes and Elemis toiletries, as well as flat screen TV and DVD player. Book a Spa stateroom and you can also enjoy access to Greenhouse Spa amenities.
Penthouse and Deluxe Veranda Suite guests have exclusive use of the Neptune Lounge and personalised concierge service. It's a great place to kick back and relax with large screen TV, library and refreshments on tap.
Your cruise ship's public rooms have a timeless quality, successfully mixing ultra-modern facilities with classic elegance. Special features include the pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and luxurious Silk Den lounge which overlooks the ocean and Lido Pool. You'll also find a premium wine tasting lounge, iPod art exhibition tour, Culinary Arts Centre, luxury jewellery boutique and the largest gym of any Holland and America cruise ship - and these are just a few of ms Nieuw Amsterdam's enhanced amenities.
Daytime cruising on ms Nieuw Amsterdam
There's plenty to keep everyone happy and amused on this fabulous new cruise ship. Club Hal® offers supervised fun and games for kids aged 3-12, while The Loft is a cool den where teenagers can socialise and even capture their holiday exploits in their very own video editing suite.
Adults will find their own tranquil hideaways in the form of comfortable poolside cabanas which can be hired by the day or by the cruise. The expanded Greenhouse Spa also offers a range of pampering treatments, from relaxing facials to a hot stone massage.
If you're the active type, you'll find all the equipment you need for a revitalising workout in your cruise ship's extensive gym or just dive into the sparkling water of the Lido pool and swim a few laps.
There's plenty to broaden the mind too, from fascinating lectures or an art gallery tour, to wine tasting and hands-on cookery demonstrations in the Culinary Arts Centre. Alternatively, the cyber-coffee house features a great library and Internet facilities so you can update friends and family on all the details of your luxurious cruise holiday. And if you're still not up to speed with the digital revolution, there are Microsoft 'techsperts' onboard to teach you everything you want to know about email, blogging and social networking.
Your evening cruise entertainment
On ms Nieuw Amsterdam, the emphasis is always on personal choice so you'll find evening entertainment to match every mood.
Take in a spectacular production at the impressive Showroom at Sea, dance into the early hours, catch a new release movie or try your luck at the gaming tables in your cruise ship's casino.
Of course, if you prefer to enjoy a drink, accompanied by a little background music you'll find plenty of sophisticated entertainment all around the ship in her comfortable bars and lounges.
Dining on ms Amsterdam
You can dine any way you want to on ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Join your fellow guests at a set time each evening or just walk up to the restaurant of your choice whenever you're feeling hungry.
You'll find an exceptional range of dining experiences too. From the authentic Italian cuisine in family-friendly Canalletto's to the tempting pan Asian tastes of the Tamarind Restaurant, complete with panoramic views of the ocean.
Enjoy five fabulous courses in the Manhattan Dining room, where the menu selections feature Continental style dishes, along with vegetarian and healthy options. Or, if you prefer to go casual, you can't beat the Lido Restaurant for family-friendly fare and fantastic cook-to-order dishes to satisfy every palate.