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Nieuw Amsterdam

190 Reviews
Holland America

At 86,700 tons with a guest capacity of 2,106, the Nieuw Amsterdam is one of Holland America’s newest and largest ships. Onboard, travelers will discover a unique décor which reflects the history and style of the traditions of New York City. Featuring several highlights including the Explorer’s Lounge Bar, the trendy Silk Den Lounge, a luxury jewelry boutique, a photo and imaging center, and more, an array of activities and entertainment is available for guests to enjoy. Private cabanas onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam are available for travelers to reserve daily, and guests in the new Spa Staterooms can enjoy special spa amenities and more. In addition, kids onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam can benefit from areas devoted just to them such as Club HAL for kids age 3 – 12 and The Loft for teens 13 – 17.

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Dress Code

Daily life onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam is relaxed and casual, and this can be reflected in guests’ attire. By evening, travelers can dress ‘Smart Casual’ with slacks and collared shirts for men and casual dresses, slacks, or informal evening wear for women. On more formal nights, women are recommended to wear a suit, cocktail dress, or gown and men should wear a jacket and tie, dark suit, or tuxedo.

Fitness / Recreation

In the fully equipped Fitness Center, travelers onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam can rejuvenate themselves with a wide selection of exercise and recreation opportunities. Onboard, guests can participate in low-impact aerobics, yoga, and Pilates classes, as well as active games of basketball, ping pong, tennis, volleyball, and more. Travelers who wish to go at their own pace can go for a swim in the pool or take a relaxing walk or jog on one of the many Nieuw Amsterdam decks.


Enjoy the dazzling performances of award-winning entertainers onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam in The Showroom at Sea. From musical productions to comedy numbers, magic shows, and more, this Holland America ship offers an array of creative lineups that will keep guests amused throughout the night. In addition, the Nieuw Amsterdam also features a movie theater that screens Hollywood’s best productions as well as a variety of venues where guests can dance the night away, listen to classical music, or enjoy cocktails in an intimate setting.

Gratuity / Tipping

A daily Hotel Service Charge of $11 USD is automatically billed to each guest’s shipboard account, and if the service of the staff exceeds or does not meet expectations, guests are welcome to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise. For bar and dining room wine, a 15% service charge is automatically added to the purchase.


Featuring beauty, wellness, and exercise rituals, the Greenhouse Spa & Salon will truly relax guests onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam. From pampering facials, exotic hot stone massages, Turkish bath-inspired lounges, couples’ packages, and more, professional therapists are at every traveler’s service to provide a wonderful spa experience.


With the ‘As You Wish’ dining program, each meal onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam is based on guests’ personal preferences. Travelers will discover an array of international cuisine onboard, ranging from the innovative pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind, Italian cuisine of Canaletto, contemporary meals with oceanviews at the Lido Restaurant, and beyond. Whatever you choose, the Nieuw Amsterdam offers a variety of tastes to suit all moods.


The Nieuw Amsterdam casino offers travelers onboard excitement throughout each night. For first-timers or professionals, an array of Las-Vegas style gaming is available for all types of travelers to enjoy. Guests can test their luck with a variety of casino action that includes slot machines, Bingo, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em tournaments, and more. Also, the Nieuw Amsterdam features Holland America’s exclusive ‘Club 21’ players club, where travelers may be eligible to receive complimentary beverages and other benefits.


Exciting youth activities are available onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam exclusive to kids and teens. In Club HAL, children ages 3-7 can enjoy arts and crafts, ice-cream sundae parties, and treasure hunts. Kids ages 8-12 can participate in disco parties, scavenger hunts, and other enriching activities. The Nieuw Amsterdam also offers activities for teens in The Loft, where they can watch movies, take video editing classes, socialize, and more.



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