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MS AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

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 RotterdamMS Volendam, and MS Zaandam. She was co-flagship of the line along with her sister ship MS Rotterdam.

As with RotterdamAmsterdam features a multi-million dollar art collection. This includes a three-story, fully functional Astrolabein the main atrium which took over 15 years to design.

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. LauderdaleFlorida.

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

General characteristics

Class and type:Rotterdam class (R class) cruise ship

Tonnage:

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

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