Holland America Amsterdam

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Amsterdam's interiors are more well appointed, elegant and formal than those of Holland America's V-class ships. It offers a gracious and refined ambience rich in comfort, class and culture.

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Amsterdam
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Departing Date: August 17, 2014
Departing From: Seattle, Washington, Us Check In Starts At 0100p
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Ports of Call: Seattle, Washington, Us Check In Starts At 0100p | Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm Cruising Only | Juneau, Alaska, Us | Sitka, Alaska, Us Tender Required | Ketchikan, Alaska, Us | Victoria, British Columbia, Ca | Seattle, Washington, Us
Interior

$736

Oceanview

$785

Balcony

$N/A

Suite

$1671

  • Itinerary
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Itinerary: 7-day Roundtrip Seattle

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Sun Aug 17, 2014 Seattle, Washington, Us Check In Starts At 0100p -- 4:00 pm
Sun Aug 17, 2014 Puget Sound Cruising Only -- --
Mon Aug 18, 2014 At Sea -- --
Tue Aug 19, 2014 Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm Cruising Only 3:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed Aug 20, 2014 Juneau, Alaska, Us 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Aug 21, 2014 Sitka, Alaska, Us Tender Required 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Aug 22, 2014 Ketchikan, Alaska, Us 7:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat Aug 23, 2014 Victoria, British Columbia, Ca 6:00 pm 11:59 pm
Sun Aug 24, 2014 Seattle, Washington, Us 7:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Holland America Amsterdam Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
6:00pm & 8:00pm

Special Diet:
Yes, with advance notice

Dress Code:
Appropriate attire
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 5
Card Rooms
Casino
Movie Theater/Cinema
Pools - Indoor
Pools - Outdoor
Radio - 4
Whirlpools - 2
Cabin Steward, Server and Maitre d'
$10.00 Per Person/ Per Day
Services Shopping Health and Beauty
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon
Cabins for Disabled
Clergy - 2
Handicapped Accommodations
Laundry/Ironing/Dry Cleaning Service
Photo Processing
Print Shop
Public Address Systems
Shore Excursion Desk
Boutique
Duty Free Shops
Infirmary
Massage Room
Sauna/Steam Rooms
Whirlpool Spas - 2

Holland America Amsterdam Onboard Experience

Holland America CruisesAmsterdam is not only a sister ship to the Rotterdam, she also shares the status of "flagship" with her, making Holland America the only cruise line to have two flagships. Obviously, they liked them both so much they just couldn't make up their minds. But if you look at the subtle differences in the slightly larger Amsterdam, she just might win you over because of her extra suites comprising an all-suite "Concierge Deck." This version of Amsterdam is the third ship named for the capitol of Holland. Like the Rotterdam, she has twin smokestacks, but she is the first Holland America ship with Azipod propulsion, giving her a top-speed of 22.5 knots.

Designed for extended voyages, including an annual world cruise, she offers the best of both contemporary and transatlantic liner-style cruising, tasteful elegance without pomposity. As flagship, she offers the most gracious and polished service of all the HAL ships, exemplary cuisine, and a gorgeous alternative restaurant.

Amsterdam is fully subscribed to Holland America's "Signature of Excellence" program, with enhancements to nearly every area of the ship. Staterooms now offer the best mattresses and duvets sold in Europe, flat screen TVs, and DVD players. There's early boarding and a choice of four dinner seatings. New service amenities include a new Culinary Arts Program with a demonstration kitchen for instructional cooking classes, expanded spa and fitness facilities, tableside waiter service at dinner in the Lido, new shore excursions and upgraded Club HAL Kids Centers. The Explorations Cafe is a combination reading and listening library, Internet center, and sidewalk cafe.

Returning passengers will see some of their favorite Holland America traditions remain free appetizers at cocktail hour, abundant fresh flowers throughout the ship, and chilled beer glasses.


Holland America Amsterdam Things to Do

Entertainment:
Holland America CruisesThe Queen's Show Lounge's floorshows usually include an accomplished concert pianists of some renown, a comedian and one other act (magician, juggler, singer). Broadway style productions created by Anita Mann have gotten much better at Holland America the last few years, featuring enthusiastic choreography, singing and state-of-the-art special effects. The highlights of the shows on Holland America are usually the lavish costumes.
 
Fitness:
There is a full-service Ocean Spa (run by Steiner's LTD) comprising a hair salon and massage and facial facilities. The bright Fitness Center features modern exercise machines, free weights, a sauna and steam room and a juice bar. Fitness classes ranging from yoga to aerobics are offered several times a day. Some of the classes carry a fee that tends to be rather expensive. There are two swimming pools, one with a retractable dome, and four Jacuzzis. The tennis courts double as volleyball courts. Joggers and speed walkers can do their morning constitutional on the terrific wraparound Promenade Deck, also lined with wooden deck chairs for a wonderful spot for reading, daydreaming, or even snoozing in the grand style of the cruisers of decades long past.


Holland America Amsterdam Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
The main dining room, La Fontaine offers an attractive balance of contemporary cuisine and more traditional fare. While the menu always features something a bit bolder, such traditional favorites as grilled salmon and prime rib remain on offer, along with lighter and vegetarian cuisine.

The menu at The Pinnacle Grill at the Odyssey Restaurant is innovatively Italian, with a wine list offering several more excellent Italian choices than La Fontaine. The casual Lido will make you the best omelet you've ever tasted in the morning and occasionally offers Indonesian 'rice tables' or Indian curry stations at lunchtime.

Holland America's Lido buffets have always been among the best at sea, with a variety of salads, breads, hot entrees and sumptuous desserts.
 
Restaurants:
In the elegant two-level La Fontaine Dining Room, enormous glass windows overlook the stern, providing dramatic sea views. Most tables seat four, six, eight and ten. There are four dinner seatings at 5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Evocative of a medieval Venetian palace, with candelabras, hand-painted murals, and romantic muted lighting, Amsterdam's 88-seat Odyssey was Holland America's original alternative restaurant. Now called The Pinnacle Grill at the Odyssey, it features Pacific Northwest cuisine and wines, and levies a $20 service charge.

Casual breakfast and luncheon buffet are served in the Lido restaurant, adjacent to the pool. A bright, cheerful place with separate salad, drink, deli, dessert, and stir-fry stations. You seldom have to wait, even during days at sea. Hamburgers and hotdogs are served poolside until 4:00 p.m.
 
Service:
Holland America's Indonesian and Filipino crew is warm and gracious, though not always as fluent in English as American and British passengers might prefer. Speak slowly and make sure they understand what you need, because they can be to polite to ask you to repeat yourself.
 
Attire:
Slightly dressier on formal nights than other Holland America ships, especially on extended voyages, many men wear tuxes though a dark suit is certainly acceptable; daytime attire is casual, but jeans and a tee-shirt will appear a little under-dressed.


Holland America Amsterdam Ambience

Decor:
Holland America CruisesContemporary, with a tastefully understated yet elegant decor, this gorgeous ship features Holland America memorabilia throughout the ship in addition to a $2 million collection of European and Asian art. Some of the most striking pieces are the "Terra Cotta Warriors," life-size human and equine terra cotta figures, reproductions of the ancient statues unearthed in Xian, China. Adjacent to the Explorer's Lounge, an enormous mural depicts the original Amsterdam built in the 17th century while the main dining room features a huge circular panel resembling stained glass.
 
Public Areas:
The layout of the Amsterdam is not much different from the rest of the Holland America fleet. The differences are mostly in the decor. With most inside public areas concentrated on two decks, few passengers have trouble finding their way around.

Boarding visitors are greeted by the nearly 30-foot tall Astrolabe clock tower at the foot of a three-deck high stairway. The main public areas feature mostly warmly colored upholstery and leathers, damask fabrics, mahogany tones, and gold accents, the ship feels at times like an elegant old hotel. The gorgeous two-level Queen's Lounge, more a nightclub than a theater, presents Amsterdam's lavish floorshows. Head for the banquettes for the best sight lines. The Explorer's Lounge offers cognac, cigars, delectable chef-designed chocolates and a string quartet at night. The Explorations Cafe (and Hudson Room within it) would seem more intimate if there weren't so many passengers passing through it all the time. The Crow's Nest, atop the ship, is an observation lounge by day and a disco after dark. Fresh hot popcorn is always available in the Wajang Movie Theater, where a selection of near first-run movies will be presented throughout the cruise (be sure to check the entire schedule, your favorite feature may or may not play more than once). The beautiful wood-paneled Erasmus library is almost as large as the casino. Three boutiques complete the public area. The popular Ocean Bar offers sea views.

Near the entrance to Amsterdam's Crows Nest, be sure to admire the Four Seasons sculptures originally created for the old Nieuw Amsterdam in 1938, and purchased back from a private collector.
 
Cabins:
Abandoning the bland beigeness of the older Statendam-class ships, the cabin decors features a much livelier palette of colors, including corals, mangoes, blues, and white. Holland America built Amsterdam VI with yearly world cruises in mind, which mindset is reflected in the most spacious cabins in the mid-price range, regardless of category. Amsterdam has four categories of staterooms: inside (192 square feet), outside (201 square feet), mini suites (229 square feet with 59 sq.ft. private verandah), 36 suites (393 square feet with 189 sq.ft. private verandah) and four penthouse suites (937 sq.ft. with 189 sq.ft. private verandah). The 120 Verandah Suites (230 square feet, excluding verandah) offer particularly good value.

All cabins have two single or one queen-sized bed, abundant closet and drawer space, and safes. The remote-controlled color TV's show closed circuit movies as well as CNN International. There is a small dressing table, couch and armchair. The bathrooms have hair dryers and lovely toiletry; only outside cabins have both bathtubs and showers. Some cabins have connecting doors for families preferring two cabins.

Suites and minisuites come with many perks -- large balconies, marble bath with whirlpool, TV/VCR, terry cloth bathrobes, personalized, stationery, complimentary laundry, high tea served in suite, free videos, cocktail party with the captain, feather pillows and special disembarkation privileges. All suite guests may avail themselves of a concierge staff who remain stationed inside the concierge-class lounge on the same deck. This lounge features DVDs, books and tempting snacks available to suite passengers. The concierge will assist passengers in booking shore excursion reservations, alternative dining reservations and any other matters that would ordinarily involve standing in a slow-moving line.

There are four self-service launderettes (a wash and dry cost $2 including detergent) featuring ironing board/iron and folding table.

Deck Plans: Amsterdam

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

A  Vista Suite
B  Vista Suite (Some Accessible)
BB  Vista Suite
BC  Vista Suite
C  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
D  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
DA  Large Oceanview Stateroom
DD  Large Partial Sea View (Some Accessible)
E  Large Oceanview Stateroom
EE  Large Oceanview Stateroom
F  Large Oceanview Stateroom
FF  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
G  Large Oceanview Stateroom (Porthole view)
H  Large Oceanview w/ Porthole (Some Accessible)
HH  Large Fully Obstructed View stateroom (Some Access
I  Large Inside Stateroom
J  Large Inside Stateroom
K  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
L  Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
M  Large Inside Stateroom
MM  Large Inside Stateroom
N  Standard Inside Stateroom
NN  Standard Inside Stateroom
PS  Pinnacle Suite
S  Deluxe Verandah Suite
SA  Neptune Suite
SB  Deluxe Verandah Suite (Some Accessible)


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Hollandamerica Amsterdam Deck Plans

Staterooms: Amsterdam

Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Deluxe Verandah Suite
Deluxe Verandah Suite
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Deluxe Verandah Suite (Some Accessible)
Deluxe Verandah Suite (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Accessible includes bathtub and separate roll-in shower, sitting area, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Fully Obstructed View stateroom (Some Access
Large Fully Obstructed View stateroom (Some Access
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Inside Stateroom
Large Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
Large Inside Stateroom (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Oceanview Stateroom
Large Oceanview Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Oceanview Stateroom (Porthole view)
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Porthole view)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
Large Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Stateroom C6104 has a partial sea view. (Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors).
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Oceanview w/ Porthole (Some Accessible)
Large Oceanview w/ Porthole (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. These staterooms have portholes instead of windows. Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Large Partial Sea View (Some Accessible)
Large Partial Sea View (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All DD-category staterooms have partial sea views. Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Neptune Suite
Neptune Suite
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Pinnacle Suite
Pinnacle Suite
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Standard Inside Stateroom
Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, 1 sofa bed and pullman upper, shower.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Vista Suite
Vista Suite
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line - Amsterdam : Vista Suite (Some Accessible)
Vista Suite (Some Accessible)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows (Accessible includes roll-in shower, wide interior & exterior doors).

Other Dates: Amsterdam

Date
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July 27, 2014 --- 14-day Roundtrip Seattle $2359 $2654
August 10, 2014 --- 7-day Roundtrip Seattle $785 $943
August 24, 2014 --- 14-day Roundtrip Seattle $2261 $6197
September 7, 2014 --- 7-day Roundtrip Seattle $736 $785
September 14, 2014 --- 7-day Roundtrip Seattle $766 $815
September 21, 2014 --- 26-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $3933 $4426
September 21, 2014 --- 31-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $4524 $4918
September 21, 2014 --- 37-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $5901 $6590
September 21, 2014 --- 53-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $7869 $8755
September 21, 2014 --- 78-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $11313 $12789
October 23, 2014 --- 22-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $3442 $3836
October 23, 2014 --- 47-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $6886 $7869
October 29, 2014 --- 16-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $2557 $2852
November 14, 2014 --- 25-day Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage $3638 $4228
December 8, 2014 --- 14-day Panama Canal $1631 $1834
December 8, 2014 --- 28-day Panama Canal & Southern Caribbean Collector Holiday $3315 $3672
December 22, 2014 --- 14-day Southern Caribbean Holiday $2039 $2243
January 5, 2015 --- 114-day Grand World Voyage $20408 $24490
January 5, 2015 --- 30-day Grand World Voyage $5407 $6427
January 5, 2015 --- 35-day Grand World Voyage $6631 $7958
February 5, 2015 --- 27-day Grand World Voyage $5305 $6427
February 5, 2015 --- 46-day Grand World Voyage $9080 $10917
February 10, 2015 --- 22-day Grand World Voyage $4284 $5202
February 10, 2015 --- 41-day Grand World Voyage $8060 $9693
March 4, 2015 --- 57-day Grand World Voyage $10815 $12959
March 23, 2015 --- 38-day Grand World Voyage $6836 $8162
May 10, 2015 --- 16-day Panama Canal $1937 $2141
May 10, 2015 --- 20-day Panama Canal $2243 $2549
May 10, 2015 --- 21-day Panama Canal $2345 $2651
May 31, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Seattle $952 $1165
June 14, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Seattle $1058 $1271
September 6, 2015 --- 7-day Roundtrip Seattle $846 $1059
September 27, 2015 --- 50-day Tales Of The South Pacific $6582 $7679
September 30, 2015 --- 47-day Tales Of The South Pacific $6472 $7569
October 2, 2015 --- 45-day Tales Of The South Pacific $6362 $7460

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