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Holland America Amsterdam Review, Activities, Dining, Entertainment, Destinations and more


Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Ship / MS Amsterdam

Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Ship / MS Amsterdam


Holland America Amsterdam Highlights

  • Digital Workshop session on daily basis run by Microsoft
  • Food & Wine magazine’s Culinary Arts Center
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • La Fontaine Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Lido Restaurant
  • Explorations Café
  • Queen’s Show Lounge
  • Crow’s Nest
  • Club HAL
  • The Loft and The Oasis
  • Wheelchair accessible cabins (23 cabins)
  • Public spaces and bars with elegance
  • Service full of graciousness and warmness



Holland America Amsterdam - Lido Pool

Holland America Amsterdam - Lido Pool


A wide variety of staterooms are available. Verandah suite, Penthouse Verandah suite, Deluxe Verandah suite, Large Outside Stateroom, Large Inside Stateroom, Standard Inside Stateroom are the staterooms of Holland America Amsterdam.




Eating Options – Dining and Snacks

  • Holland America Amsterdam - La Fontaine Dining Room

    Holland America Amsterdam - La Fontaine Dining Room

    La Fontaine: This is the main dining room with usual menus. Reservation is needed.

  • The Pinnacle Grill: Alternative restaurant for premium dining. Reservation is needed.
  • Lido Restaurant: Buffet breakfast and lunch is offered. It is located adjacent to the pool.
  • Canaletto Restaurant: An Italian restaurant that is adjacent to Lido Restaurant. It offers Italian fare. Reservation is required.
  • Terrace Grill: A variety of snacks are offered for lunch. No reservation is needed.
  • Tamarind Restaurant: Exotic dinner menus are featured here. Lunch is complementary.
  • Explorations Café: Coffees and pastries of excellent quality are served. An extra charge is applicable.
  • The Odyssey: Alternative dining restaurant with availability of both lunch and dinner
  • Room Service: Available round the clock.


Drinking Options

  • Holland America Amsterdam - Pinnacle Grill

    Holland America Amsterdam - Pinnacle Grill

    Wine Tasting Room: One can have wine and acquire a wealth of information on a variety of wines

  • Pinnacle Grill: Various types of wines are available
  • Ocean Bar: A suitable place for drinking and meeting with people
  • Sea View Bar: Situated at the rear of the navigation deck
  • Lido Bar: Positioned on Lido deck
  • Casino Bar: Bar within the casino
  • Coffee Bar: Offers coffee with a bitter alkaloid


Activities and Facilities

  • MS Amsterdam - Queens Lounge

    MS Amsterdam - Queens Lounge

    Greenhouse Treatment Room: A spa where you can enjoy the relaxing services of the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, including thermal suites, steam rooms and organic treatments.

  • Fitness Center: Offers various workout programs. It is equipped with free weights, cardio equipment and a personal training consultant.
  • Queen’s Lounge: Show venue with blue and pink décor. You can enjoy music, theatre, comedy and more!
  • Explorer’s Lounge: A place for small gatherings where you can meet with your friends
  • Ocean Bar: Here, you can enjoy piano while having drinks
  • Crow’s Nest: A bar used for various purposes at various times
  • Culinary Arts Center: Here, a fully equipped kitchen is there on the stage which is used for cooking classes.
  • Casino


Entertainment On Board Holland America Amsterdam

The showroom has a capacity of 700 spectators. Some TV shows are also shown here.


Other things you should know about Holland America Amsterdam


Holland America Amsterdam is recommended for

Holland America Amsterdam is for upscale passengers those who prefer traditional cruising experience rather than a wild cruise experience.



A traditional dress code is followed. Casual dressing is normal for day time. In the evenings, formal and smart casual dress is preferred.


Dining times

In main dining room dinner starts at 5.30 pm and ends at 9.00 pm.  Apart from the main dining room, dining time is almost same for each restaurant.



Each passenger bears a $11 gratuity on daily basis. If you have bar bills, then a 15% gratuity is added to all bar purchases.


Cruise destinations served by Holland America Amsterdam


Cruise ports served by Holland America Amsterdam

  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Grand Turk
  • San Juan
  • St. Maarten
  • Half Moon Cay
  • Ft. Martin
  • George Town
  • Grand Cayman
  • Bridgetown
  • Cruise Ship Amsterdam - Atrium

    Cruise Ship Amsterdam - Atrium

    Costa Maya

  • Barcelona
  • Livorno (Florence / Pisa)
  • Rome / Civitavecchia
  • Naples
  • Messina
  • Sicily
  • Nafplion
  • Katakolon
  • Corfu
  • Dubrovnik
  • Venice
  • Ocho Rios
  • Nassau
  • Argostoli
  • Santorini
  • Catania
  • Cadiz
  • Lisbon
  • Funchal / Madeira
  • La Goulette
  • Trapani
  • Santa Margherita
  • Monte Carlo
  • Hong Kong
  • Darwin
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Waitangi
  • Hilo


Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Ship Specifications

MS Amsterdam - The Oasis

MS Amsterdam - The Oasis


  • Ship Launched: 2000
  • Passenger Capacity: 1380
  • Crew: 615
  • Cruise Speed: 24.5 knots
  • Gross Tonnage: 61,000 tons
  • Overall Length: 780 Feet
  • Max Beam: 105.8 Feet
  • Engines: Five Sulzer diesel electric engines



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