Launched from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Venice on July 4, 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamor and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired interior design and art collection.Explore the ship
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Vancouver is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The mountains and seascape make the city an outdoor playground for hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, and sailing—and so much more—while the cuisine and arts scenes are equally diverse, reflecting the makeup of Vancouver's ethnic (predominantly Asian) mosaic. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities, and it's easy for visitors to see why. It's beautiful, it's outdoorsy, and there's a laidback West Coast vibe. On the one hand, there's easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, a fabulous variety of beaches, and amazing parks. At the same time, the city has a multicultural vitality and cosmopolitan flair. People often get their first glimpse of Vancouver when embarking on an Alaskan cruise, and many return at some point to spend more time here.
Ketchikan is famous for its colorful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 13,500 people call the town home, and, in the summer, cruise ships crowd the shoreline, floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and salmon-laden commercial fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows. Art lovers should make a beeline for Ketchikan: the arts community here is very active. Travellers in search of the perfect piece of Alaska art will find an incredible range of pieces to choose from.The town is at the foot of 3,000-foot Deer Mountain, near the southeastern corner of Revillagigedo (locals shorten it to Revilla) Island. Ketchikan is the first bite of Alaska that many travellers taste. Despite its imposing backdrop, hillside homes, and many staircases, the town is relatively easy to walk through. Favorite downtown stops include the Spruce Mill Development shops and Creek Street. A bit farther away you'll find the Totem Heritage Center. Out of town (but included on most bus tours) are two longtime favourites: Totem Bight State Historical Park to the north and Saxman Totem Park to the south.
Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. Bounded by steep mountains and water, the city’s geographic isolation and compact size make it much more akin to an island community such as Sitka than to other Alaskan urban centres, such as Fairbanks or Anchorage. Juneau is full of contrasts. Its dramatic hillside location and historic downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and a literate and outdoorsy populace. The Alaska State Museum is the finest museum in the city, whilst the Walter Soboleff Center offers visitors a chance to learn about the indigenous cultures of Southeast Alaska–-Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Other highlights include the Mt. Roberts Tramway, plenty of densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier, Mendenhall Glacier. Most cruise ships dock towards the southern part of the city.
Skagway is an amazingly preserved artefact from North America's biggest, most-storied gold rush. Most of the downtown district forms part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park System dedicated to commemorating and interpreting the frenzied stampede of 1897 that extended to Dawson City in Canada's Yukon. Nearly all the historic sights are within a few blocks of the cruise ship dock, allowing visitors to meander through the town's attractions at whatever pace they choose. The White Pass & Yukon Railway (WP&YR), built during the gold rush, has become a popular scenic excursion for many cruise passengers – the trip takes around three hours and climbs to the White Pass at 2,885ft taking in stunning scenery along the way.
Located in Southeast Alaska, west of the capital city of Juneau, Glacier Bay is a beautiful National Park full of snow capped mountains, tidewater glaciers and wildlife. Experience wildlife in all its beauty from boat trips for whale watching and hiking through the trails of the Park. It is a protected area full of wonder to be explored.
The tiny city of Whittier has just over 200 residents. It’s around 58 miles southeast of Anchorage in Alaska.
Launched from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Venice on July 4, 2010, the 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamor and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired interior design and art collection.
Holland America Line invites you to dine "As You Wish". To savour Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. Onboard, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.
Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Creative, innovative menus featuring choice sustainability raised beef and premium... Read more
Named for the famous 18th Century Venetian artist, the Canaletto Restaurant is adjacent to the Lido Restaurant dining area. “Spartire” is the... Read more
On crisp white linen, course after course arrives. Behind the scenes, master chefs have brought flavours to perfection. For an elegant breakfast,... Read more
Holland America Line has added another famous partnership to its innovative culinary program as it enters into an exclusive agreement with the... Read more
Located in the centre of the Lido deck, the Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining, extensive menu selections and as always, impeccable service... Read more
Located outside on the Lido Deck, the Terrace Grill features portable buffet bars offering pizza, nachos, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with... Read more
Explorations Café, located on the Promenade Deck, features a bar serving speciality coffees and pastries.
Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many- or as few- as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream- do everything, or do nothing at all.
The Ocean Bar surrounds the central Atrium on deck 3 and features a small stage and dance floor. It provides a good venue... Read more
The Piano Bar on the Lower Promenade Deck provides guests with a venue to have a drink and sing along to requests... Read more
The Crow's Nest, located on the Deck 11, features a small stage, dance floor and bar and in the evening becomes a... Read more
The Lido Bar serves the Lido Pool, midship on Deck 9, and the Seaview Bar serves the Sea View Pool towards the... Read more
The Casino Bar on Deck 2, serving the casino, also doubles as a sports bar with overhead screens airing sporting events.
The Northern Lights on deck 2 is the ship's nightclub which hosts various themed nights.
Drop by after dark as the ship's dance... Read more
The Explorer's lounge, located on Deck 2, is an intimate lounge convenient for pre dinner cocktails.
Featuring the ships' Adagio Strings classical quartet... Read more
On selected cruises, guests will have the opportunity to participate in complimentary dance classes based on dance routines from the ABC smash... Read more
After dinner, take your seat in the ship's magnificent show lounge for a dazzling show.
The Showroom, located on decks 1, 2 and... Read more
Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, the Casino offers games for all levels as well... Read more
Watch movies with free popcorn in the ship's movie theatre, or on the giant LED screen on deck. Ship Flicks, a catalogue... Read more
The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, offers a comfortable coffee house environment where you can browse through one of... Read more
Holland America Line is known for the extensive art collections onboard each of its ships. Now, fine art goes high tech. The... Read more
As a guest onboard Holland America Line, you are invited to indulge your inner art connoisseur by immersing yourself in the ship’s... Read more
It all begins with a great photo taken at embarkation -- the first of many photo opportunities. Your onboard photographers, called "Image... Read more
Discover a world-class shopping experience only steps away. The Signature Shops onboard offer a great selection of fine jewellery, watches, fragrances, premium... Read more
The Culinary Arts Centre on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam is a multi purpose venue with its own bar and hosting a number... Read more
The Cabana Club on the Observation Deck near the Crows nest is the ship's smoking room.
The Pinnacle Bar serves the Pinnacle Grill as well as being the ship's champagne bar, and is located on the Lower Promenade... Read more
Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Centre, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or enjoy a game of basketball, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.
Of all the fascinating places you can visit on a Holland America cruise ship, none rejuvenates and relaxes like the Greenhouse Spa... Read more
Holland America Line makes it easy for you to stay fit and trim while on your journey with fully equipped fitness centres... Read more
Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth and teen friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3-17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.
All Club HAL activities are supervised by permanent, full-time staff, and are designed to be kid friendly and age appropriate. Youth Staff hold degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, leisure studies or related fields.
Teens, ages 13-17 enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts,... Read more
Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, "Little Artists" crafts, ice cream sundae... Read more
Tweens, ages 8-12 take part in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, karaoke disco parties and participate in the award-winning... Read more
Boasting an expansive range of enrichment facilities and opportunity, Holland America Line's ships are bound to offer something you'll want to know more about. Why not have a go at the Digital Workshop powered by Windows and learn how to enhance your holiday picture or how to easily share them.
In conjunction with the Holland America Line Beverage team, the Culinary Art Centre offers a Signature Cocktail program where guests can learn... Read more
To complete the culinary experience the Culinary Art Centre features demonstrations on the Fine Art of Flower Arranging, Ice Carving, Cake Decorating,... Read more
Guests on Holland America Line cruises can learn how to display and share their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by... Read more
From steel drum lessons in the Caribbean, to tai chi with a master in Asia, to Celtic fiddlers in the Canadian Maritimes—Holland... Read more
Hosted by the on-board party planner, classes take place in the Culinary Arts Centre, a first-class “show kitchen at sea,” or in... Read more
The Culinary Art Centre features a theatre-style venue, with two large plasma video screens and a large cooking display counter where guests... Read more
Holland America Line only permits service animals onboard, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an... Read more
For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are not life-threatening, please contact the Ship Services Department. For guests with life-threatening food... Read more
Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone who is at least 21 years old;... Read more
The right clothing can make a big difference in the enjoyment of your cruise. First and foremost, dress for comfort. Daily life... Read more
Cellar Master Package (prices starting at $224.00) — includes Wine Navigator’s Choice of 5 bottles; standard wine tasting; premium wine tasting; Pinnacle... Read more
Evenings in the Pinnacle Package ($52.00 per person) — includes two evenings in the Pinnacle Grill. Booking the package reflects a $6... Read more