Boarding the Holland America Amsterdam is like coming home for Cruise Specialists clients; there are familiar, friendly faces waiting to greet you, navigating the elegant rooms comes as a second nature and the cuisine is as savory as ever. Many of us think of the Amsterdam fondly. In fact, several members of the Cruise Specialists team have worked various roles on the Amsterdam in the past, including Director of Operations Teresa Tennant, Voyage Planner Holly Conroy and Cruise Consultant Bridgett Quinn.
Cruise Specialists founder, Janet Lanterman, Amsterdam’s godmother. Being the godmother of a ship is no small matter—this longstanding honor stems from naval traditions of bestowing the title upon a woman to bring luck to the ship. Personally, we believe that Janet brings plenty of luck to everyone who has the chance to sail on a Cruise Specialists voyage.
Cruise Specialists staff members take advantage of every opportunity to tour and inspect the ships they may book. So, when the Amsterdam was in port in San Francisco last week, Director of Marketing John Bell and Cruise Consultants Cliff Bainum, Carol Terhune, Dan Twomey and Kassie Walker paid the ship a visit.
The most striking feature of the Amsterdam is the ornate clock tower in the central atrium of the ship, from its zodiac sign-themed top adornment to the intricate, wrought metal designs. Keep up with the time across the world, thanks to the convenient time zone labels on the clock face.
Cruisers who are ready to socialize with others or who would like to see the far-reaching views can relax comfortably in the lounge, the aptly-named Crow’s Nest.
Each staff member of the Amsterdam is focused on guest comfort and satisfaction. The restaurant design offers guests more privacy, perfect for sharing a bottle of wine while recounting the day’s adventures. Savor a delicious meal in Pinnacle Grill with upscale service.
For a casual bite to eat, the poolside bar and eatery offer a wide selection for a quick snack or delicious meal.
The Amsterdam has two swimming pools. The Lido pool is located in a room with a retractable glass roof, allowing guests the opportunity to swim no matter the weather.
The bronze bear sculpture adds a unique touch as well.
Unwind with a soak in one of the Amsterdam’s two hot tubs, which are also located on the deck with the retractable glass roof.
The savvy cruiser takes advantage of sea days for pampering and treating oneself. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon on Holland America Amsterdam is the perfect place to get a massage or treatment while relaxing in a thermal bed.
For those who prefer live shows, the popular Queen’s Lounge is the place to be. This intimate venue offers cruisers the opportunity to relax with a funny comedy act or a smooth musical arrangement.
At the end of an extraordinary day, there is nothing better than returning to the comfort of the signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed in your Neptune Suite.
Are you ready to experience the elegance of Holland America Amsterdam for yourself? Take a look at some of its upcoming journeys, including the 2019 Tales of the South Pacific or the 2020 Holland America Grand World Voyage.