Roseau, Dominica, – MS Nieuw Amsterdam, a Second-class cruise ship operated by Holland American Line will make its inaugural call to Dominica on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. This is the ship’s only call to Dominica for the 2016/2017 cruise season.
With a gross tonnage of 86,700 and length of 935 ft, the MS Nieuw Amsterdam has a carrying capacity of 2,106 passengers and 929 crew members. The MS Nieuw Amsterdam has eleven passenger decks with features including several restaurants and food bars, lounges, swimming pools, casino, night club, theatre, shopping arcade, art gallery spa, video arcade and the usual other amenities.
To mark the ship’s inaugural call, a welcome ceremony to include plaque exchange will be held aboard the ship at 10:00am. Government Officials and tourism stakeholders will be present to officially welcome the ship’s captain and crew.
A total of one hundred and seventy three (173) cruise calls are projected for the cruise season. This translates to approximately 313,600 passengers. There are 4 more inaugural calls for the 2016/2017 season, from three (3) different cruise lines.
DDA solicits the cooperation of all tourism stakeholders and the general public in ensuring a welcoming and enjoyable visit for the cruise visitors. We ask that every effort is made to ensure a safe, friendly, clean and hassle free atmosphere for cruise visitors.