Amsterdam by Holland America
MS Amsterdam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line, named for the city of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. The ship is the fourth and last ship of the Rotterdam class (R class), which includes MS Rotterdam, MS Volendam, and MS Zaandam. She was co-flagship of the line along with her sister ship MS Rotterdam.As with Rotterdam, Amsterdam features a multi-million dollar art collection. This includes a three-story, [once, but no longer] fully functional Astrolabe in 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. Lauderdale, Florida. Fuel consumption of 140 tons (39,500 gallons) of fuel per day at 21 knots speed.