Grand spaces signal grand adventures. Both are found on board the Amsterdam—the latest incarnation of Holland America Line’s flagship vessel. Tended by charming officers and crew who cherish the great nautical tradition of the Dutch explorers, this majestic, luxury ship is worthy of its five stars.
Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the flagship ms Amsterdam sets the standard for our fleet of five-star cruise ships. As the third ship bearing the name of the Dutch capital in the line's more than 130-year history, the ms Amsterdam blends the very latest in shipbuilding technology with the artistry, personalized touches, and superior service that has made Holland America Line one of the highest-rated cruise lines in the world. Traveling aboard her is world-class cruising at its finest.
At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a specially commissioned signature sculpture suspended and soaring in a three-story atrium. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. Dutch heritage and tradition aboard the ms Amsterdam is clearly displayed 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. With the capacity to carry 1,380 guests, the ms Amsterdam features 172 staterooms with verandahs. The ms Amsterdam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms and staterooms in Spring 2005.
Those who enjoy cruise traditions and want a quality experience in a refined environment but like the facilities and range of choices available on new super liners. Small ship devotees open to trying a large ship. Former budget cruisers ready to move up to higher quality.
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. 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.
Warm days with light, salty breezes are made for lounging poolside with an icy beverage in one hand and an epic novel in the other. Does this count as doing something or doing nothing? You'll soon know...
Work out on the high seas in a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with machines, free weights, cardio equipment and a personal training consultant. Afterwards, re-hydrate yourself at the juice bar. On offer are carrot, apple, pineapple or vegetable blends -- good-for-you nectar of the gods!
How better 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 verandah or a picnic on the beach are just a few of the dining options awaiting you aboard Holland America's Amsterdam vacation.
Guests who dine at the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill enjoy a dining experience themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest. Candlelight and fine decor create a romantic ambiance that sets the stage for fresh Northwest dishes and select wines.
Wine Tasting Room
Whether you're learning to navigate your way through a winelist 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, imaginitive menu.
Be amazed, be surprised, be thrilled
The Holland America's Amsterdam of premium cruise ships offers so many entertainment venues you're in for the night of your life... night after night. Following a day of site-seeing 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, theatre, 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 friends old and new offers intimate seating for small gatherings.
Holland America Lines charges a daily hotel service charge directly to the on-board account. This amount is $11 per passenger. Additionally, a 15% gratuity is added to all bar purchases. Note: Gratuity Policies are subject to change. Updated June 21, 2010
Holland America emphasizes that passengers dress for comfort during the day onboard as well as on shore at the ports of call. Evening wear includes both formal and “smart casual” categories. Slacks and collared shirts for men set a good example of that qualifies at ‘smart casual” while this category includes casual dresses, slacks and informal variations of evening wear for women. Note: Dress Codes are subject to change. Updated June 21, 2010