ms Amsterdam 2018-2019


Relive the golden era of ocean lining on board the ms Amsterdam. Experience the pinnacle of traditional luxury cruise ships.

Cruises on board the ms Amsterdam

A quintessential Holland America ship, the ms Amsterdam offers a traditional luxury cruise experience for adults of exquisite taste. Built on the basis of beloved cruise traditions, this mid-sized ship sneaks in just enough modern innovations to provide the latest in passenger comfort and avoid appearing dated. Ornate onboard artwork, classical music concerts and black-tie dinners with fixed seating keep beloved ocean lining traditions alive and well, while additional casual dining options, swimming pools, and new live music venues are designed to fit modern tastes. The design on the ship is regal and elegant, giving it an atmosphere of high style without being over-the-top. The dedication to tradition, high level of service, and relaxing atmosphere onboard make the ms Amsterdam a favorite among mature adults.

The ms Amsterdam sails to exotic locations all over the world. Her most popular journeys are world cruises and repositioning cruises, which often last two weeks or more. In summer she performs a run of week-long Alaska cruises, perfect for first-time cruisers and glacier gazers alike.


  • Ship length
    778 ft
  • Passengers
  • Decks
  • Launched

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Decks and Staterooms

ms Amsterdam deck plan

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ms Amsterdam staterooms

Interior stateroom
Oceanview stateroom
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Deck Location : 3 & 6
Occupancy : 2
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Deluxe bathrobes, lighted mirrors, massage showerheads, and salon quality hair dryer
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, and shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
  • Mariner’s Dream bed with finely woven cotton linens and 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Flat screen television and DVD player
  • Free fresh fruit on request
  • Safe
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
Stateroom size : 183 sq ft-291 sq ft

ms Amsterdam staterooms

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Interior stateroom

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Enjoy a luxurious vacation onboard the ms Amsterdam no matter which class of stateroom you pick. With interior staterooms starting at 182 square feet, the staterooms are among the largest in the Holland America fleet. Ornate interior design and personal room service will make you feel like royalty, and the luxury bedding and high-quality bath amenities are fit for a king. The spacious suites come with complimentary beverage service, a verandah, and access to the private Neptune Lounge.

Dining & Gastronomy

With dishes developed by master chefs, the food on the ms Amsterdam is not soon to be forgotten. The main dining room gives passengers the choice of fixed or open-seating dining, with the former requiring reservations. The highlight of the culinary options onboard is the Pinnacle Grill, Holland America’s signature steak-and-seafood restaurant specializing in Pacific Northwest and regional cuisine. Be sure to have a look at the excellent selection of Washington and Oregon wines, and ask your server’s recommendations for food and wine pairings. The Italian restaurant Canaletto serves crowd-pleasing favorites such as pasta, soups and soufflé, and the Lido Market provides a more casual option with its buffet-style dining. Ever a crowd-pleaser, be sure to check out Lido’s ice cream parlor for a delicious treat.

Entertainment and Activities

You’ll find a variety of entertainment options onboard the ms Amsterdam, from comedy shows to cooking performances to classical music concerts. Particularly popular are the Microsoft Digital Workshops, held several times a day. These free classes focus on basic to advanced computer skills, such as working with digital photos, creating a blog or making home movies.

Passengers interested in wellness won’t want to miss the Greenhouse Spa and fitness centers, both of which offer a variety of activities to keep them feeling their best. Enjoy a hot stone massage or an exquisite facial scrub in a relaxing environment, or try something new such as aerobics, Pilates or cycling in a group exercise class. Personal trainers are also available for an extra fee.

Dress Code

The dress code on the ms Amsterdam ranges from casual to exquisite, with shorts and jeans being perfectly acceptable daytime wear, but smart-casual to black tie encouraged for dinner. On Gala Night, some passengers go all out, breaking out the ball gowns and tuxes. However, normal cocktail dresses and suits are perfectly acceptable for formal nights as well.

Ship Data

  • In service since: 2000
  • Length: 778 ft
  • Number of decks: 10
  • Passengers: 1,656
  • Crew: 647
  • Languages spoken on board: English
  • Currency on board: US dollar

ms Amsterdam

Launched in 2000, ms Amsterdam is last R-class cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the ms Amsterdam features a nice combination of tradition and modern touches as well. At a length of 777 feet it can accommodate a maximum 1,380 passengers and guests are looked after by a crew of 647 members. Bestowed with an extra measure of luxury, space and opulence, marvelous Amsterdam sets the standard for Holland America Line’s fleet of five-star ocean cruise liners. Dutch heritage and old traditions are clearly displayed throughout the ship in original Art Deco pieces, including a three-story, fully functional Astrolabe in the main atrium. Itineraries are exciting and destination rich with ms Amsterdam offering luxury cruises to Alaska and visiting ports of call such as Seattle, Vancouver and Juneau. You can also embark on one of the Holland America Line’s world cruises and experience the unique cultures, authentic food, and historical sites.

Dining options onboard

ms Amsterdam offers exciting options for dining with a great selection of restaurants around the ship to suit your taste. Casual continental cuisine can be enjoyed in the cheerful Lido Restaurant. For something a little exotic, Tamarind provides exotic flavors of Asia. From sushi to dim sum, you will have lots of options here. De Librije, is the dining destinations of choice for authentic Dutch cuisine, whilst the Canaletto is an ideal choice to enjoy traditional Italian masterpieces.

Entertainment options on ms Amsterdam

The number of activities to do offshore is equally matched with activities onboard. Each day sailing brings a new day of entertainment and pampering. Relax beside the hydrotherapy pool filled with warm seawater or enjoy a massage at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Evening is the time to enjoy live performances at Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club or Billboard Onboard.
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