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Nieuw Amsterdam

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Nieuw Amsterdam

As one of Holland America Line's largest ships, Nieuw Amsterdam manages to maintain the mid-size ship charm that the fleet is known and loved for while providing an exciting onboard experience. Celebrating all things New York, guests will be able to sample incredible food, relax and rejuvenate, and spend evenings soaking up the live entertainment, all while sailing between memorable ports of call. Plus, with dedicated clubs on hand for kids aged between three and seventeen, this is the perfect way for families to enjoy a holiday together.

Boasting both complimentary and speciality dining venues, Nieuw Amsterdam serves an exceptional array of cuisine from morning until evening.

Complimentary Dining

Main Dining Room

Traditional, multi-course dining can be found at the ship's main dining room, where guests can expect a sit down meal complete with exquisite dishes and friendly table service. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you're bound to find exceptional cuisine whatever the time of day.

Lido Market

More casual fare can be found at the Lido Market, Nieuw Amsterdam's popular buffet restaurant. Head here for an impressive selection of world cuisine throughout the day, including late-night snacks.


Poolside snacks have never tasted better thanks to Dive-In. A casual grill restaurant found on deck, head here for tempting burgers and hot dogs.

New York Pizza

As well as hot dogs and burgers, guests can head to New York Pizza for freshly-prepared New York-style pizza slices. Stacked with your favourite toppings, you'll find it hard to resist a slice or two.

Speciality Dining

Try something different and get ready for an unforgettable evening of dining on Nieuw Amsterdam by booking a table at one of the onboard speciality restaurants, available at an additional cost:

Pinnacle Grill

Pinnacle Grill is the place to go for steak lovers. Take a seat in the welcoming restaurant, where premium cuts of meat are served alongside mouthwatering sides for a special evening onboard.


For impeccable and authentic dishes that taste just like they do in Italy, be sure to pay a visit to Canaletto. From chicken and seafood to gelato and tiramisu, get ready for a delicious evening meal in a relaxed setting.


Showcasing the flavours of Southeast Asia, Japan and China, this tempting restaurant will take your taste buds on a culinary journey of discovery.

Nami Sushi

Located in the Tamarind restaurant, sushi lovers should be sure to enjoy a meal at this speciality Japanese restaurant. Wash down carefully prepared sushi, sashimi and more with the country's famous sake drink.

Daytime Entertainment

Day times onboard are just as interesting as the ports you visit during your Nieuw Amsterdam cruise.

Explorations Central

For daytime entertainment, guests can enjoy the many features of EXC (Explorations Central). The concept enables passengers to become fully immersed in the cultures and traditions of the places they are visiting, by embracing fantastic opportunities such as Q&A sessions with local guides, cultural classes, an extensive library, and interactive port maps.

Explorations Café

If you're looking for a spot to relax during the day, the panoramic views and specialty coffee are bound to draw you into Explorations Café. You'll even find delicious cocktails if you're after something a little stronger.


When the sun is shining, head out to the pool deck and soak up the rays or splash in the water before fuelling up from one of the nearby restaurants. With comfy loungers to unwind on, you'll find that the hours fly by on Nieuw Amsterdam.


Thanks to the kid's clubs onboard Nieuw Amsterdam, even the youngest guests will love their time on an ocean cruise:

  • Club Hal- here kids are divided into two groups, 3-7 years and 8-12 years, and take part in fun activities such as treasure hunts, parties, arts and crafts and sports.
  • The Loft- this dedicated space is for 13-17 year olds and offers a zone where they can hang out with others their age as they get involved in parties, sports, cooking demonstrations and more.

Evening Entertainment

Once the day is over and the sun has set, Nieuw Amsterdam turns its attention towards providing unforgettable evening entertainment. From relaxed drinks in a vibrant bar to live music from a variety of genres, guests are guaranteed to find their favourite spot to settle into for the night.

Live Entertainment

Few cruise lines do live music as well as Holland America Line, as showcased on Nieuw Amsterdam. For chamber music performances, head to Lincoln Center Stage, while those who love jazz and blues are sure to have a fun evening at B.B. King's Blues Club. For more modern music, Billboard Encore hosts live musicians playing a variety of hit songs throughout the night. If it's not just music you're looking for, World Stage is the place to go for acts ranging from comedy to dance and acrobats.

Bars and Lounges

When it comes to choosing where to enjoy your favourite drink, there are plenty of bars and lounges to discover during your Nieuw Amsterdam cruise:

  • Casino Bar, ideal for taking a break from the slot machines and games tables
  • Singalongs at the Piano Bar
  • Fine wines and cocktails at Explorer's Lounge
  • Fantastic views and late-night dancing at Crows Nest
  • Sake cocktails at Silk Den

With two large pools, jacuzzis, hot tubs and saunas, relaxing during your holiday has never been easier thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam. If you want something a little more indulgent, the treatment rooms in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon are the place to go for luxurious massages, facials and more.

As well as chilling out, keeping fit can also be a great experience onboard. With sports courts and a fully-equipped gym, alongside stunning ocean views, working out has never felt so rewarding.

As is tradition onboard all the Holland America Line ships there are a couple of formal nights on any 7-night cruise and at least 3 formal nights on longer durations. The guests enjoy the lavish occasion and the excuse to dress in their smartest tuxedos and ball gowns.

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