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Holland America Line : ms Nieuw Amsterdam
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The 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City, formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam, with its inspired interior design and art collection. The ship features several much-admired Holland America Lines features, including outside-view glass elevators, the Explorations Café, the Pinnacle Grill and Pinnacle Bar, the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine, and expanded Greenhouse Spa and Salon, and a youth facility that includes a teens-only Loft.
Dining 


Canaletto Restaurant
Named for the famous 18th century Venetian artist, the Canaletto Restaurant is a classic Italian restaurant serving a selection of antipasti, salads, soups, pasta, seafood, grilled meats, and more.


Pinnacle Grill
Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Creative, innovative menus featuring choice sustainability raised beef and premium seafood delight the palate.


Tamarind
Tamarind delights diners with panoramic ocean views and exotic lunch and dinner menus evoking the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.


Slice Pizza
Inspired by the small pizzerias in southern Italy, Slice offers gourmet pizza by the pie or by the slice.


Manhattan Dining Room
On crisp white linen, course after course arrives. Behind the scenes, master chefs have brought flavors to perfection. For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch, or unforgettable five-course dinner, the Manhattan Dining Room is your destination for elegant dining aboard.

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Entertainment 


Crow's Nest
Inviting observation lounge by day, dazzling dance club by night – the Crow’s Nest offers a wealth of opportunities for enjoying the camaraderie of your friends and shipmates.


Neptune Lounge
Guests choosing Pinnacle and Neptune Suites enjoy exclusive private access to the Neptune Lounge, and the services of a personal concierge for organizing spa, dining, and shore arrangements.


The Showroom at Sea
After dinner, take your seat in the ship's magnificent theater for a dazzling show featuring talented performers, including musicians, illusionists, comedians, and Broadway veterans.

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Other Areas of the Ship 


Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Choose the blissful pampering of a facial therapy or let the trained massage therapist soothe your muscles while working fragrant oils into your skin. Enjoy therapeutic water treatments as you steam in a thermal suite or bathe in herbs, all while cruising to exotic destinations.


Fitness Center
The ship's fitness center offers classes in yoga, Pilates, and more, as well as the latest fitness equipment and personal training sessions with the professional staff.


Merabella
This exclusive jewelry boutique offers a luxury shopping experience paired with unprecedented designs. Selected for their beauty and timeless elegance, the collection includes stunning designs from Le Vian, Tara Pearls, Effy Couture, Forevermark and many more. Guests can meet with the Merabella Manager on board to learn about these exquisite jewelry pieces.

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Youth Facilities 
Holland America ships provide a wide variety of exciting youth and teen friendly activities and facilities for guests ages 3 to 17. With supervised fun for younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.

You can feel at ease knowing that your child's onboard experience is safe and well-managed. Holland America Line is committed to creating an environment for all children on board that is safe, nurturing and empowering.

All Club HAL® activities are supervised by permanent, full-time staff, and are designed to be kid friendly and age appropriate. Youth Staff hold degrees in education, childhood development, recreation, leisure studies, or related fields.



Club HAL® — Kids (Ages 3-7)
Children, ages 3-7*, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, hands-on pizza making, storytelling, "Little Artists" crafts, ice cream sundae parties, and a farewell pajama party.

*Please note: All children participating in Club HAL must be completely toilet trained. No diapers or pull–ups are permitted in the Youth Center. Youth Staff cannot assist children in the restroom.



Club HAL® — Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Tweens, ages 8-12, can take part in Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, and karaoke disco parties.


Club HAL® — Teens (Ages 13-17)
Teens, ages 13-17, can enjoy mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes, and teen-only night club events. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered.


Kids & Teens Culinary Arts Center Program
HAL Kids Culinary Workshops now offer children a unique and fun learning experience. Kids will learn basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, new ingredients, and how to follow recipe instructions. Aside from the fun involved, cooking encourages kids to think about numbers and measuring, cleanliness, safety, and time management. The Culinary Art Center is a place where questions are encouraged and having fun is a must.

HAL Kids Culinary Workshops are geared towards two age groups: ages 3-7 and ages 8-and-up. Teenagers aged 15-and-up may participate in the adult classes.

The menus range from simple to teen gourmet, and each student receives copies of the recipes prepared in class. All classes are complimentary and last approximately one hour.



Special Needs
HAL Youth Programs recognize that some children may have special needs.* Special needs children are invited to attend activities based on their chronological age. HAL Youth Programs have many staff members trained to work with special needs children. Guests should make HAL aware of this when booking their reservation to ensure that appropriate staff will be available.

*Adults that are not Youth Staff are not permitted to remain in the Youth Center unless attending to a child with special needs.


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15 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 200
San Ramon, California  94583
Phone: 925-831-8103
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