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 Amsterdam

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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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Suzette

    34 5 Coastal Repositioning

    The Cruise Itinerary: My cruise on the ms Amsterdam was a 3-night Pacific Coastal repositioning cruise. The ship embarked in Los Angeles and sailed up along the California coast...read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Bruce Faitsch

    58 First Cruise Alaska - Juneau - Sitka - Ketchikan - Victoria

    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

    18 users found this review helpful.
  • Bob & Gaye Lee

    60 to 70 25+ Panama Canal

    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

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Tom Houts

    53 20+ Panama Canal

    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

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Patricia Ibbotson

    51 - 60 25 The Baltic and Russia

      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

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Bill A. Belt

    66 7 London to Copenhagen

    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

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Priscilla Hopkins

    53 18 Panama Canal

    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

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Scott Frank

    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

  • Michael Moretsky

    30 2 Alaska

    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

    20 users found this review helpful.
  • John Hoge

    61 to 70 2nd Panama Canal Cruise

    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

    8 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