MS Amsterdam

MS Amsterdam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. She is the fourth and last ship of the Rotterdam class (R class), which includes MS Rotterdam, MS Volendam, and MS Zaandam. She was co-flagship of the line along with her sister ship MS Rotterdam.

MS Amsterdam passing Lei Yue Mun
Name: Amsterdam
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Holland America
Port of registry:  Netherlands, Rotterdam
Builder: Fincantieri (Italy)
Cost: US$400 million
Yard number: Venice 6052
Maiden voyage: 30 October 2000
In service: October 2000
Status: Operational
Notes: [1][2][3]
General characteristics
Class and type: Rotterdam class (R class) cruise ship
Length: 237.0 m (777.6 ft)
Beam: 32.25 m (105.8 ft)
Draught: 8.1 m (27 ft)
Decks: 12 decks
Deck clearance: 26.7 m (88 ft)
Ramps: 1
Installed power: 37,500 kW
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two ABB Azipod units (15.5 MW each)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity: 1,380
Crew: 647
Notes: [2][3]

As with Rotterdam, Amsterdam features a multi-million dollar art collection. This includes a three-story, [once, but no longer] fully functional Astrolabe in the main atrium which took over 15 years to design.[4]

During the summer, Amsterdam sails around Alaska; during the winter, she makes grand voyages around Asia, Australia/New Zealand & South Pacific. She also sails an around-the-world grand voyage round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Fuel consumption of 140 tons (39,500 gallons) of fuel per day at 21 knots speed.[5]


  1. "Vessel details: MS Amsterdam". FleetMon. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3.
  3. "Advanced Masterdata for the Vessel MS Amsterdam". VesselTracker. 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  4. "Sealetter New Cruise Ship Information". Sealetter Cruise Magazine. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  5. "Ship's fuel consumption per mile". Cruise Critic forum. 4 September 2008.
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