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.
- Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
58 First Cruise Alaska - Juneau - Sitka - Ketchikan - Victoria18 users found this review helpful.
This was our very first cruise. We embarked in Seattle, and found that the boarding process was helped by numerous HAL employees. We dropped off the luggage very quickly with almost no wait,...read more
Bob & Gaye Lee
60 to 70 25+ Panama Canal5 users found this review helpful.
Some brief thoughts about the ports. HAL's Half Moon Cay is a delightful spot. The water is gorgeous and because we were the only ship there that day (and a lot of the older folks didn't want...read more
53 20+ Panama Canal2 users found this review helpful.
Embarkation and Debarkation were both nightmares and handled as poorly as anything I’ve read about, but never experienced. I overnighted in Miami and was informed my bags must be picked up...read more
51 - 60 25 The Baltic and Russia8 users found this review helpful.
The Amsterdam is new. It has an astrological clock in the Centrum, lots of artwork, and has dark wood like the old cruise liners. It was fully booked with 1379 passengers...read more
Bill A. Belt
66 7 London to Copenhagen1 users found this review helpful.
This was our first cruise out of London. The ship, the MS Amsterdam was only a year old and the itinerary was one that we thought would be exciting and interesting. There were stops at...read more
53 18 Panama Canal3 users found this review helpful.
These were the "mules" that towed us through the locks. The canal operates twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and there were ships lined up to take their turn in the locks....read more
28 2 Southern Caribbean 10 day
Cruise Line: Holland Sailing Date: November 11th , 2002 This was our first cruise on Holland America. We went on the Southern Carribean Wayfarer, a 10 day cruise. This was my...read more
30 2 Alaska20 users found this review helpful.
Cruise Line: Holland America Line Sailing Date: August 31st , 2002 I have put off writing this trip report for as long as I can. It is not that I don’t enjoy writing....read more
61 to 70 2nd Panama Canal Cruise8 users found this review helpful.
This is our second cruise on HAL . All pre-cruise information was helpful and well organized. This Panama canal cruise aboard M/S Amsterdam left from Puerto Caldera Costa Rica...read more
41 to 50 3 to 5 One Night Pre-Inaugural1 users found this review helpful.
and busboy were very good and made sure our food was delivered hot. I did not indulge in any dessert, but had a real good cup of coffee. Paula had the flour free chocolate cake...read more