entering the Gatun Locks
The MS-Amsterdam is a cruise
ship owned and operated by the Holland America Line.
Amsterdam is the third ship to bear the name of the Dutch
capital in Holland America Line's 135-year history. Built at
the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, the ms
Amsterdam blends the very latest in shipbuilding technology
with the artistry, personalized touches and superior service
that has made Holland America Line one of the highest-rated
cruise lines in the world.
ms Amsterdam cruises such
popular destinations as Alaska, Asia, Australia, New Zealand
and the South Pacific, South America and the Panama Canal.
The MS-Amsterdam in the Miraflores Locks
Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,380
Crew members: 647
Gross tonnage: 61,000grt
Length: 780 feet
Maximum speed: 22.5 knots
At the heart of the ms
Amsterdam is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned
signature sculpture soaring in a three-story atrium. The
stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world
time and ship time. For a contemporary touch, works of the
noted maritime artist Stephen Card adorn public spaces.