This is the Holland America "Amsterdam".
# Guests = 1,380
Crew = 590
Length = 780 feet
Max speed = 24.5 knots
Gross tonnage = 61,000 tons
5 deisel generators
Total power = 66,500 HP
Propulsion power = 46,000 HP
Fuel consumption = 32,000 gallons/day
Potable water production = 370,000 gallons/day
|Our cabin was roomy enough, with a queen sized bed, a full bathroom, a sitting area, and a balcony.|
The dining area, La Fontaine, was the formal dining room. The presentation of the food was fantastic, but the actual quality of the preparation was not what I had hoped for. I had always heard how esquisite cruise ship food was, but to me, it tasted like hotel food. The menu was outstanding however - steak and lobster, duck, escargot, prime rib, etc.
Towards the end of the cruise, we ate exclusively in the Lido Room, a cafeteria style restaurant. It had a wider selection, the food seemed to taste better, and I didn't have to dress up.
|Pam on top (9th level of the ship)|
|Pam and Veronica Magee. Ship was leaving Seattle (Space Needle in background)|
|The only place we really felt cold while in Alaska was at Glacier Bay. We didn't get off the ship there - we just putted around on the ship looking at glaciers.|
|John Magee looking from his balcony at Ketchikan Alaska.|