Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam - Cabins and Suites

  • 01 of 07

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Cabins and Suites Overview

    Nieuw Amsterdam
    Nieuw Amsterdam. Courtesy of Holland America

    The 2,100-guest Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam has many categories of cabins and suites that depend on the deck and location. However, these accommodations can be divided into six main categories --

    • inside cabin,
    • oceanview cabin,
    • deluxe verandah oceanview cabin,
    • superior verandah suite,
    • deluxe verandah suite, and
    • penthouse verandah suites.

    The Nieuw Amsterdam also has spa staterooms in the inside, oceanview, and deluxe verandah oceanview categories, and spa suites in the deluxe verandah suite category. The spa accommodations have all the same features and amenities as the other staterooms or suites in the same category, plus spa amenities such as yoga mats, an iPod® docking station, and an in-room countertop water feature. The spa accommodations are located near the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, where guests can easily book spa treatments or salon services, and be near the fitness center.

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  • 02 of 07

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Inside Cabin

    Nieuw Amsterdam Interior Cabin
    The inside cabins are the least expensive on the Nieuw Amsterdam. Courtesy of Holland America

    Inside cabins (without a window) are the least expensive and smallest of the Nieuw Amsterdam accommodations, with their size ranging from 141 to 284 square feet, depending on the location. Inside cabins are found on several decks and come in three types: spa, large, and standard.

    Although these cabins lack a window, they still have many of the same amenities found in other cabins. For example, inside cabins have two beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. They also have fine linens on the bedding, bathrobes to use during your cruise, magnifying make-up mirrors, hair dryers, and premium bath amenities from Elemis. Inside cabins also have a safe, ice service, flat panel TV and DVD player, and even fresh fruit on request. I love the nightly turn-down service and towel animals that greet you each evening.

    The inside cabins have a shower, but not a bathtub.

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  • 03 of 07

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Oceanview Cabin

    Nieuw Amsterdam Balcony Cabin
    Nieuw Amsterdam Oceanview Cabin. Courtesy of Holland America
    Oceanview cabins have a window and range in size from approximately 169–267 square feet. These cabins come in four types: spa, obstructed view, partially obstructed view, and full oceanview. Obstructed view means you have a lifeboat hanging outside your cabin window and blocking the view, but you still get some daylight.

    The oceanview cabins have all the same amenities as the inside cabins and are found primarily on decks 1 and 4. Oceanview cabins have a bathtub/shower combination.

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  • 04 of 07

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Deluxe Verandah Cabin

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Deluxe Verandah Cabin
    Deluxe Verandah Cabin #7081 on the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam. The beds can be combined into a queen-sized, and the large balcony has two chairs, a foot stool, and a small table. Linda Garrison

    The largest category of staterooms on the Nieuw Amsterdam is the deluxe verandah cabins, which are located on decks 4 through 11. Some of the deluxe verandah cabins are in the spa category. These cabins have a large floor to ceiling glass window and a private verandah (balcony) with two comfortable padded wicker chairs, a footstool, and a small table. They range in size from 213–379 square feet, including the verandah.

    In addition to the verandah, they also have a small sitting area. The rest of the stateroom amenities are the same as the oceanview cabins.

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  • 05 of 07

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Superior Verandah Suites

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Superior Verandah Suites
    The superior verandah suites on the Nieuw Amsterdam are larger than the verandah cabins and have a separate shower and dual bathroom sinks. Nieuw Amsterdam Photo Courtesy of Holland America Line

    The Superior Verandah Suites (categories SS, SY, and SZ) are on decks 5 through 7. Like all the standard cabins, they have two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed. These suites range in size from 273 to 456 square feet, including the verandah.

    In addition to the larger size, the superior verandah suites have a dual sink vanity in the bathroom, a full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional separate shower stall, larger sitting area, and sofa bed (large enough for one person).

    The amenities are the same as those found in the cabins, plus guests get a choice of pillows (firm, medium, and soft), no-host mini-bar, personalized cruise stationery, and oversized bath towels. The cabins also have fresh flowers, a one-touch telephone concierge service, and a complimentary DVD library.

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  • 06 of 07

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Deluxe Verandah Suites

    Deluxe Verandah Suite
    Deluxe Verandah Suite. Courtesy of Holland America

    The Nieuw Amsterdam deluxe verandah suites are in categories SA, SB, SC, and SQ (Spa Suites). They range in size from 506 to 590 square feet, including the verandah.

    These suites have several extra amenities. For example, the two beds can be converted to a king-sized. In addition, the bath has a dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall. The sitting area is larger than that in the superior verandah suites, and there is a dressing room, a sofa bed that sleeps 2 persons.

    One of the nicest perks of staying in a deluxe verandah suite or penthouse verandah suite is the exclusive use of the Neptune Lounge on deck 7. This lounge is accessible only with a suite keycard and is a great place to socialize with other suite guests, watch large screen TV, read on the comfortable sofas, or enjoy the wide variety of snacks.

    Other deluxe verandah suite amenities include:

    • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning
    • Hors-d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening...MORE (on request)
    • Binoculars and umbrellas for use on the cruise
    • Cocktail party with ship officers
    • Priority boarding for tender ports of call
    • Special disembarkation service
    • Priority dining and seating requests
    • Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only
    • High tea service in suite (on request)
    • A special suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length
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  • 07 of 07

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Penthouse Verandah Suites

    Nieuw Amsterdam - Penthouse Verandah Suites
    The Nieuw Amsterdam Penthouse Verandah Suites and the largest and most expensive accommodations on the Holland America cruise ship. Nieuw Amsterdam Photo Courtesy of Holland America Line

    The penthouse verandah suites (category PS) on deck 7 are about 1357 square feet, including the verandah. These suites have all the amenities found in the superior verandah suites, including access to the Neptune Lounge.

    In addition, the size of this suite is as big as some houses. It has a bedroom with a king-sized bed, oversize whirlpool bath and shower, additional separate shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, one sofa bed (sleeps 2 persons), microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Most of us could easily live in one of these!