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Nieuw Amsterdam

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Ship Specifications
Year Built: 2010 Age Restrictions: All guests in room must be
Year Refurbished: N/A 21 years old. If not, at least one must be 25.
Previous Name: N/A Seating Assignments: Assigned or Open
Guest Occupancy: 2,104 Assigned Dining Hours: 6:00 pm or 8:15 pm
Crew: 800 Internet Access: Yes
Tonnage: 86,000 tons Bars/Lounges: Yes
Length: 936 feet Spa: Yes
Beam: 105.8 feet Fitness Center : Yes
Maximum Speed: 23.9 knots Swimming Pools: Yes
Passenger Decks: 11 Hot Tubs: Yes
Ship's Registry: Netherlands Bowling Alley: No
Casino: Yes Rock Climbing Wall: No
Show Room: Yes Ice Skating Rink: No
Disco/Night Club: Yes 24-Hour Room Service: Yes
Library: Yes Hair Dryer in Room: Yes

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Overview
Nieuw Amsterdam, which debuted during July of 2010, is Holland America Line's fourth ship with Amsterdam in its name (which is why she's also known as Nieuw Amsterdam IV). At 86,000 tons, she's a fine mid-sized addition to their fleet.

This 11 guest deck ship features new concepts such as the innovative pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and Silk Den lounge, an Explorer's Lounge Bar, a premium wine-tasting lounge, a luxury jewelry boutique, a new atrium bar area, an enhanced and reconfigured show lounge, and a new photographic and imaging center.

On the technical side, Nieuw Amsterdam has the latest state-of-the-art navigation and safety systems including dynamic positioning abilities to hold the ship in a precise position. The vessel is powered by six diesel generators and propelled by the latest Azipod propulsion technology.


Destinations & Itineraries
Nieuw Amsterdam will be featuring cruises in the following regions (subject to change, based on the cruise line's discretion):

2012: Eastern & Western Caribbean
2013: Eastern & Western Caribbean, Western Mediterranean


Staterooms
Staterooms aboard Nieuw Amsterdam have plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds, deluxe waffle/terry cloth robes, Egyptian cotton towels, flat panel TVs, dvd players, make-up mirrors with halo lighting, massage shower heads, professional grade hair dryers, fresh flowers and complimentary fruit baskets. The ship also features innovative spa staterooms with additional spa amenities.


Dining
Come back soon for dining information concerning Nieuw Amsterdam.


Onboard Features
Nieuw Amsterdam continues several much-admired Holland America Line features, including outside-view, glass elevators at midship; the Explorations Cafe -- a cyber-coffee house powered by The New York Times; the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar; the innovative Culinary Arts Center (presented by Food & Wine Magazine), where culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and intimate classes in a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchens; an expanded Greenhouse Spa and Salon with thermal suites and hydro-pool, the largest gymnasium ever built for Holland America Line; and a youth facility that includes the teens-only Loft. In addition, Nieuw Amsterdam has a family-style Italian restaurant, Canaletto's.


Dress Code and Attire
Dress during the day is casual on board Nieuw Amsterdam. Holland America asks that you wear shoes and a cover-up over bathing suits when you walk in the interior of the ship.

Evening dress is broken up into two categories by Holland America: Formal or Smart Casual. Smart Casual is defined by Holland America as slacks and collared shirts for men and casual dresses, slacks and informal evening wear for women. T-shirts, swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are not allowed in the restaurants or public areas during the evening hours. On Formal evenings, ladies usually wear a suit, cocktail dress or gown and gentlemen wear a jacket and tie, dark suit or tuxedo. There are approximately two formal nights per week.


Children Programs
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam offers a supervised youth and teen program for children ages 3* to 17. The program is broken up into three, aged based, groups.

Club HAL® Kids is for children ages 3 to 7. Activities include storytelling, fabric painting, indoor games, arts and crafts, drawing contests, puzzles, bingo and more. Children in pull-ups or diapers are not allowed in the youth facilities due to US Public Health laws.


Club HAL® Tweens is for children ages 8 to 12. Activities may include learning golf putting, disco parties, theme parties, participating in the award winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program (only on Alaska cruises), on-deck sports events, scavenger hunts and more.

The Loft and The Oasis (not available on all Vista-class ships) is for teens, ages 13 to 17. Activities include a teen disco, karaoke, video games, sport tournaments, trivia contests, bingo, movies and more.

When there are over 100 children onboard a HAL Talent Show is offered. *On the Prinsendam. youth activities are offered for ages 5 to 17.

Club HAL® has an After Hours program available on all ships (except the Prinsendam), from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am. This special program costs $5 per child, per hour.


Tipping and Gratuities
On a Nieuw Amsterdam cruise, Holland America automatically applies a Hotel Service Charge of $11 per person per day to each person's shipboard account. This charge is paid to Holland America's crewmembers that service you throughout your cruise, including the dining room wait staff, room stewards, galley crew and laundry staff. Guests are free to adjust this charge (higher or lower) if you deem this as being appropriate. A 15% service charge is automatically added to all bar charges and dining room wine purchases.


Alcohol Policy
The official minimum drinking age on all Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam cruises is 21 years of age. A corkage fee of $15 will be charged for wine and champagne brought to the restaurants or bars onboard the ship. Except for wine and champagne, alcoholic beverages purchased in the ship's shops, or brought onto the ship, cannot be consumed on the ship.


Gambling Policy
Guests must be at least 18 years old in order to gamble on a Nieuw Amsterdam cruise.


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