July 2010 sees the arrival of Holland America Line's latest ship the Nieuw Amsterdam. She will be the 11th Holland America ship to be launched by a member of the Dutch royal family with Princess Máxima to name her on the 4th July in Venice.
The Signatures Class ship is being built at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard and the 86,000-ton ship, Holland America Line's largest, will carry 2,106 passengers. The interior design and art collection has been influenced by the history and glamour of New York City, formally know as Nieuw Amsterdam.
Along with the recently launched ms Eurodam the ms Nieuw Amsterdam has been designed to further the image of the premium brand and to launch new concepts onboard including the premium wine tasting lounge at Explorer's Lounge Bar, the new pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant and the wonderful panoramic views from the Silk Den lounge. The ship will also include an internet cafe powered by the New York Times, the Explorations Cafe, and the innovative Culinary Arts Centre presented by Food & Wine magazine.
There is a great selection of entertainment onboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. With two show lounges, bars, a night club and a casino there is great selection available, or a more relaxed feel there is the Art Gallery and Spa. A great new addition is the Culinary Arts Centre where you can enjoy gourmet presentations, learn some tricks of the trade and sample the unique tastes and traditions from various ports of call.
There is a great selection of entertainment onboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. With two show lounges, bars, night club and a casino there is great selection available, for a more realxed feel there is the Art Gallery and Spa. An great new addition is the Culinary Arts Centre where you can enjoy gourmet presentations, learn some tricks of the trade and take on the unique tastes and traditions from various ports of call.
The Greenhouse Spa and Salon offers all the fantastic features that you would expect from Holland America. With great treatments available from the European trained staff, therapy rooms and Thermal suites all available. There is also a sauna, hydro-pool and fitness centre at your disposal.
The recreation facilities onboard will suit all your needs, whether you are looking to take on the gym or the volleyball and basketball courts or if you prefer to relax by one of the outdoor pools. There is also the Explorer's Cafe provided by The New York Times where you can enjoy music, puzzles and check your emails.
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