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ms Amsterdam

ms Amsterdam: Overview
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Holland America Line‘s ms Amsterdam is the third vessel to bear that name in their long history of cruise ships. Originally built in Italy, the Amsterdam brings together all of the creature comforts one would expect while on board a cruise line such as HAL. The Dutch theme can be recognized all throughout the ship from the art on the walls to the specially crafted staterooms.

The Amsterdam was introduced in 2000 and refurbished in 2005 and can hold 1,380 lucky guests. They have anywhere from your standard inside cabin to perfect penthouses with great balcony views.

Along with a state of the art fitness center and work out classes, they also offer a Digital Workshop. The Digital Workshop allows guests to learn how to take the best photos possible while on their cruise and properly upload them the the internet to share with family and friends.



If you are looking to unwind some more, you can easily relax by the pool or visit the spa for extreme relaxation. If you have children with you and are looking for something a little more adventurous, take them to the game room, the Loft or the Oasis. They will surely have fin for hours.

The Amsterdam is what most people are looking for in a cruise line. HAL never seems to drop the ball when it comes to service, amenities and spacious staterooms.

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ms Amsterdam's Atrium

ms Amsterdam: Passengers
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The crowd will be a good mixture of families and retirees. Guests that are under the age of 21 must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. If your child is under the age of 18 they must be with both parents or guardians to get on board the ship.

ms Amsterdam: Dress Code
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HAL encourages you to dress as comfortably as you want while cruising on your vacation. This means that during the day you be as casual as you want with shorts, sports wear, sun dresses to mention a few. It will be a little cooler while at see or on some cruise itineraries, so bring a jack and some pants so that you may layer yourself if needed. If you use the pool HAL wishes that while you are walking around the hallways to or from the pool deck that you use a cover up over your bathing suit.

As for evening attire there are three specific categories. This will be relayed to you in a daily announcement delivered to your cabin. It will inform you of what the attire for dinner will be. Casual, informal and formal are the categories that will be announced. On casual nights feel free to wear relaxed items such as a polo for men and sun dresses for women, but do not wear t-shirts, jeans, swim suits or tank tops into the dining areas. On informal nights women can wear a dress or pants suit, while men should wear a jacket with a button up shirt (tie is optional). On formal evenings women will usually wear gowns or a cocktail dress, while men will usually wear suits with a tie or tuxedos. During each cruise there will be a minimum of two formal nights a week.

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ms Amsterdam

ms Amsterdam: Gratuity
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You will have an on board account when you are on HAL. There is a gratuity of $10 per passenger per day for dining that is automatically charged to your account. Also a 15% service charge will be added to your account for bar charges and dining room wine account. If you would like to tip extra for exceptional services, feel free to do so. The charges will be settled on your account at the end of the cruise.

ms Amsterdam: Dining
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La Fontaine Dining Room, Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto, Explorations Cafe, Terrace Grill, Afternoon Tea and in Room Dining.

ms Amsterdam: Cabins
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The various staterooms are: Interior, Oceanview, Verandah Suite, Deluxe Verandah Suite and Penthouse Verandah Suite.

ms Amsterdam: Itineraries
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Grand Voyages, Panama Canal, Caribbean and Alaska.

ms Amsterdam: Entertainment
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Culinary Arts Center, Digital Workshop, Lounges, Casino, Crow’s Nest, The Loft, The Oasis, Pool, Spa, Dancing, Films, Night Clubs and the Queen’s Show Lounge.

ms Amsterdam: Spa
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Aromatherapy, Sauna and Steam Room, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy, Massages, Beauty Salon, Fitness Center, Basketball Court.