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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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Family Friendly
Shore Excursions

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Rhonda Tallant

    39 3 Alaska

    My husband and I, along with my parents, recently returned from a 7-day Alaskan Cruise aboard the MS Amsterdam. This was the third cruise for my husband and I, and the fifth for more

    17 users found this review helpful.
  • 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 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, more

    19 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 more

    7 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 more

    3 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 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 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 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 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 more

    20 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