MS AMSTERDAM (III)
PREV.NAME(S): Amsterdam 1 IMO number: 918 80 37
COMPANY: .Holland America Line – Westours Inc. Call Sign: PBAD
TONN. BRT: 62.735 NRT: 30,766 DWT: 7,381 (at 8.10 m)
BUILT AT: Fincantieri Cantieri, Navali Italiani SPA, Maghera, Italy.
BUILT IN: 1999 YARD NO: 6052
ENGINES: 2 D/A GMT-SULZER 16 ZAV 40 S- & 3 D/A GMT-SULZER 12 ZAV 40 S- connected to 2 x 15.5 MW electric motors.
ENGINE OUTPUT: 2 x 11,520 KW/3 x 8,640 KW. PROPS: 2 x pod.
SERVICE SPD: 22.5 knots MAX. SPEED: 24.5 knots.
LENGTH.O.A: 238.00 Meters. LENGTH B.P.: 202.00 Meters.
BEAM OA: 32.25 Meters. Max. 34.40.m. DEPTH: 11.00 Meters.
DRAFT: 7.8 m Meters, max. 8.00 meters. At 33,950 tons displacement
PAX.CAP: 1380 max. 1798 in 690 cabins, 76% outside.
CREW: 642 max. in 359 cabins.
SISTERSHIPS: near sister of Rotterdam VI. Same Class as the Volendam (III) and Zaandam (II)
NAME BACKGROUND: Third ship of this name. After the capital of the Netherlands.
REMARKS: Panama tonnage 50.058 brt. Keel to Top Mast 54,60 meters. Air draught max. 47.90 meters. Two 2549 HP / 1900 KW bowthrusters. Fuel capacity regular fuel oil, 3,464,4 tons or 906800 gallons with a consumption (at full speed) of 96 gallon / mile or 196 liter / km–
Constructed of steel as a purpose built cruise ship. Contract signed on 16 March 1998. The yard started cutting steel on 18 Nov. 1998. The name Amsterdam was officially announced on 10 March 1999. Thus the 3rd ship in the company’s history with this name. During the new building, which was done under Bahama flag she was refered to Amsterdam !.
Official keel laying on 10 May 1999 by placing the first section / keel into the dry dock. Coin under the mast. 4 jan. 2000 floating out on 7 January 2000.
Technical trials on 21 and 22 July 2000. Delivered to owners on 28 september 2000 at 11.30 hrs. Bahamian flag as Amsterdam 1. At the same time she was reflagged to the Dutch Shipping Register and then registered for Hal Netherlands Antilles NV. Rotterdam, the Netherlands as Amsterdam.
The ship was christened on 30 October in Ft. Lauderdale by Mrs. Janet Lanterman, wife of company CEO and Chairman Kirk Lanterman. The ship departed the same day on her official 10-day maiden voyage through the Panama Canal, followed by 15 additional departures on the popular Panama Canal cruise itinerary.
In 2002 she made her first world cruise taking over from the ms Rotterdam.