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Virtually identical to sister ship Rotterdam, the Amsterdam entered service as Holland America Line's "second flagship" in 2000. She is the first HAL vessel to feature podded propulsion units. 1,380 lucky passengers can explore the world aboard the premium cruise liner.

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Shore Excursions

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Greg McDonald

    57 2 Alaska

    Holland America was my choice for a retirement gift to myself. I had never been to Alaska and this seemed the perfect way to travel and enjoy the scenery. Holland America does a more

    55 users found this review helpful.
  • Ted Freeman

    41 6 Vancouver Repositioning

    We booked this three-night cruise as it seemed a great way to link our flight from Australia to a cruise to Alaska. This was the final stage of a Panama Canal cruise for the Amsterdam, more

    7 users found this review helpful.
  • Neil Sullivan

    50 7 Caribbean

    This was a 13-day “Panama Sunfarer” cruise. It left New York Oct. 17 and ended in Fort Lauderdale on the 30th. In between, it stopped at Fort Lauderdale, Half Moon Cay, Curacao, Aruba, more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Arthur Riding

    51 7 Caribbean

    My wife and I have just returned from a 2 week Panama Canal Sun farer cruise with Holland America Line on the MS Amsterdam. We flew out to New York on the 16th October 2006 and were more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Karen Capie

    56 10 Canada - New England

    Embarkation in Montreal on HAL Amsterdam. We flew from Newark at 7:15 AM to Montreal and arrived at 9AM. We were shuttled to the pier by Gerry & Associates. We had been told at more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • B.J. Maxwell

    47 2 Alaska

    We recently returned from a 7-day cruise out of Seattle (great city- be sure and spend a day or two here before you leave) to Alaska aboard Holland America's Amsterdam. After months more

    53 users found this review helpful.
  • Swee Hong Lim

    36 8 South America

    I have traveled fairly extensively, having cruised on many occasions. This cruise would be my 7th cruise. I have cruised mostly on Princess Cruises; have experienced premium cruise more

    80 users found this review helpful.
  • Wes Paulson

    65 10 South America & Antarctica

    Introduction The following is a cruise review of the January/February sailing of Holland America’s ms Amsterdam. It was a 21-night cruise that commenced on Thursday, January 29, 2004 more

    30 users found this review helpful.
  • Carol W

    56 3 Eastern Caribbean

    I have been on three past cruises on HAL and my husband seven, and while this was a good cruise, it was ‘off’ from past experiences with HAL on other ships. We particularly didn' more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Marcia

    48 1 Alaska

    We set sail out of Seattle for Alaska on a beautiful evening on the Amsterdam, a ship from Holland America. This was my first cruise however my companion has taken two others and more

    56 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1380
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:1653
  • Inaugurated:2000
  • Space Ratio:44.1 / 36.8
  • Gross Tonnage:60,874gt
  • Crew:600
  • Length:778 ft. / 237 m