The ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name of the Dutch capital in Holland America Line's over 140-year history. Built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the ms Amsterdam blends the very latest in shipbuilding technology with the artistry, personalized touches & superior service that has made Holland America Line one of the highest-rated cruise lines in the world.
At the heart of the ms Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time & ship time. Dutch heritage & tradition is clearly displayed throughout the ship in original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938. For a contemporary touch, works of the noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces.
Guests on the ms Amsterdam will be able to show & tell their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained techsperts will show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make movies, edit pictures & create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows & Windows Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging & social networking so friends & family can see where they've been cruising even before they return home.
Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine: our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen for gourmet presentations, tasting events & intimate cooking classes.
Greenhouse Spa & Salon: features heavenly beauty & wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite & have your hair & nails done for a special evening.
La Fontaine Dining Room: features impeccable service & an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian & low-carb options.
Pinnacle Grill: This intimate venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes & many select wines rated Excellent by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware & Frette linens.
Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination on-board for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef's selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare & personal, polished service to follow.
Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals & features a variety of fresh, cooked to order specialties.
Explorations Cafe, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet & check email or simply read the morning paper.
Queen's Show Lounge: features talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians & variety acts.
Crow's Nest: offers sweeping 270 degree views during the day, & a hip, fashionable nightclub each evening.
Club HAL: our dedicated youth facilities & activities for kids ages 3 to 12; activities are supervised & age appropriate.
The Loft & The Oasis: designed exclusively for teens (13 - 17) to have fun, socialize & hang out with people their own age.