MS Nieuw Amsterdam is a Signature class cruise ship for Holland America Line. Nieuw Amsterdam is the 81st ship to enter Holland America's service and the second largest Holland America ship to date.
Holland America Line took the option on building this new sister ship for Eurodam for the 2010 cruising season. She was completed and she sailed on her first set of sea trials on 16 May 2010.
The ship was christened by Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Venice, Italy on July 4, 2010 before embarking on its maiden voyage from Venice on July 5, 2010. 
From November to March the ship visits the Mediterranean and from April to October the ship operates week long cruises from Vancouver to Alaska and return. 
Class and type:Signature class cruise ship
Length:285 m (935 ft)
Beam:32 m (105 ft)
Decks:11 passenger decks
Installed power:64 MW MaK M43C diesel-electric
- 23.9 kn (44.3 km/h; 27.5 mph) max
- 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)