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Date Published: September 10, 2008
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HAL Honors Tradition, Calls New Ship Nieuw Amsterdam
Holland America, which bucked its tradition of naming ships after Dutch terms when it called its latest ship Eurodam, is returning to its roots with its next new-build. The 86,000-ton 2,106-passenger ship, debuting in fall 2010, will be called Nieuw Amsterdam (which was the original name for New York). It will be the fourth ship in Holland America's venerable history to carry the name.

The last ship to sail for Holland America as Nieuw Amsterdam was built in 1983. The 33,930-ton, 1,214-passenger vessel departed the fleet in 2002 to become the M/S Patriot for the now-defunct American Hawaii Cruises. Currently the ship sails for U.K.-based Thomson Cruises as Thomson Spirit.

Holland America's new Nieuw Amsterdam will be largely identical to Eurodam, its sister ship, though its interiors will pay homage to New York City. As part of the fleet's new Signature class of ships, new innovations include the addition of the Pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant; the fabulously exotic Silk Den lounge; Canaletto, a casual Italian eatery; and state-of-the-art navigation and safety systems.

--by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief
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