Named for the Dutch capital, ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name in Holland America Line’s over 140-year history. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, 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.

At the heart of 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 elegant Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938. For a contemporary touch, works of the noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces.

Guests on Amsterdam will be able to “show and tell" their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts" will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and social networking — so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home.


  • La Fontane Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Le Cirque
  • Canaletto
  • Lido Restaurant


  • Queen’s Lounge
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre
  • Explorer’s Lounge
  • Exploration’s Cafe
  • Amstel Cafe
  • Sport’s Bar
  • Casino
  • Puzzle Corner
  • Crow’s Nest
  • Hudson Room
  • Movie Theatre

Onboard Activities

  • Lido Pool
  • Outside Pool
  • Health Spa
  • Internet Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Video Arcade


Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
  61,000 Tonnes
Star Rating
  5 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Large/Luxury
Entered Service   Oct 2000
Registry   The Netherlands
Former Name   N/A
Length   780 feet
Beam   105.8
Draft   7.8 Metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel-electric (37,500kW)/2 pods
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   22.5
Passenger Capacity (twin)
Crew   600
Nationality of Officers   Dutch
Nationality of Crew   Filipino/Indonesian
Total Cabins   690
Total Inside cabins   133
Total Outside cabins   557
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   172
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   20
Passenger Decks   12
Cabin Electricity
  110v and 220v
Elevators   12
Self-Service Laundry
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   US Dollar