Celebrating the glitz and glam of the city of New York, Nieuw Amsterdam exudes sophistication, style and effortless charisma. Following her arrival to the Holland America Line fleet in 2010, this wonderfully designed 86,000 gross ton cruise ship has introduced her passengers to some the world’s finest destinations in the Caribbean, Europe and Panama Canal.
Nieuw Amsterdam is brimming with choices of entertainment to keep the whole family busy throughout the day. The Lido Deck is home to the ship’s largest pool, the Lido Pool, featuring three Jacuzzis and a retractable roof for all year round relaxation and astounding views. The Panorama Deck on deck 10 is dedicated to Club HAL for kids aged 3-17, with youth facilities and activities to keep kids, tweens and teens entertained:
» Club HAL Kids ages 3-7: Pirate treasure hunts, hands on pizza making skills, storytelling, ice cream sundae parties and more.
» Club HAL Tweens ages 8-12: Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, karaoke disco parties.
» The Loft Teens ages 13-17: Mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, cooking demos and teen only night club events to name a few.
Try something new with stare-of-the-art cooking demonstrations that are presented to you by the Food & Wine magazine in the Culinary Arts Centre on board. Witness captivating gourmet presentations and learn a few tricks of the trade that you can impress friends and family with when you’re back home and on dry land.
A tranquil retreat can be found at the Asian-inspired Greenhouse Spa & Salon, full of luxurious spa treatments, thermal pools and heated ceramic lounges which all face out to sea. Fitness enthusiasts can get their kick from the professionally staffed Fitness Centre, for one-on-one sessions with the instructors and use of the latest gym equipment. There are also two refreshing outdoor pools, a basketball and volleyball court on deck for you to enjoy.
Evenings on board Nieuw Amsterdam glitter with choices for all. Take a seat in The Showroom at Sea and watch a dazzling show with state-of-the –art theatre technology. The popular B.B. King’s Blues Club is now welcomed aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, so you can join world-class musicians as they create dynamic energy that will have you singing and dancing the night away.
There are bars to suit every taste, where you can taste exotic cocktails in the Ocean Bar and listen to live music or opt to experience the luxurious and radiating ambience of Silk; the choice is entirely yours. If you don’t mind singing in front of an audience, request well-known favourite songs and show-off your singing voice with the lively sing-alongs at the Piano Bar. Let your hair loose in the Northern Lights nightclub where the DJ will be performing hits well into the late hours of the evening. Whether you’re an experienced gambler or novice you can try your hand at rolling the dice in the Casino where there are games for all levels of play; professionals will be close by for any complimentary lessons.
Creativity, flavour and presentation are the focus of the Holland America Line’s chefs; whether you’re after a casual lunch by the pool or sophisticated cuisine you’ll find a varied and delightful menu to suit.
Discover an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable five course dinner at the Main Dining Room. You’ll find classic favourites and vegetarian options with regionally inspired cuisine to get your taste buds tingling. The Pinnacle Grill is open for lunch and dinner with dishes that are inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest, entailing king salmon and grilled steaks, all complimented with fine wines and global vintages. Tamarind delights passengers with exotic menus from Southeast Asia, China and Japan and is located on the uppermost deck for stunning sea views. A relaxed dining option is available from the Lido Bar where you will dine with panoramic sea views, and taste the tantalising breakfast sections of fresh fruit, pancakes, eggs and much more. Lunch offers a generous choice from around the world to graceful tableside service and wine selections from the cellar at night.
Complimentary In-Room Dining is a phone call away for breakfast in bed or an evening on the veranda with just the company of your partner.