On January 22, 2019 the Amsterdam departed from Fort Lauderdale in Florida on its annual World Cruise of no less than 113 days. After having explored South America, New Zealand, Australia and India, among other things, the ship docked in the port of Amsterdam on 26 April, the day before King's Day.
Holland America Line performed its first "Grand World Voyage" in 1958. The s.s. Statendam IV then sailed around the world in 110 days from New York City. The cruise ship visited Bali, Zanzibar, Colombo, Lisbon and Dakar, among others. In 2019, it is the 55th World Cruise that Holland America Line is conducting. This trip has already been to 45 ports in South America, Easter Island, Pitcairn Islands and Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Asia with stops in Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. The ship then sailed further to Oman and Jordan, to arrive in Europe via the Suez Canal. The Amsterdam is still heading for the United Kingdom and Ireland, before returning to Fort Lauderdale. During its World Cruise, Amsterdam (1,380 passengers) visits various UNESCO world heritage sites, organizes theme nights and brings local entertainment on board.
Amsterdam in Amsterdam
The medium-sized, elegant Amsterdam was launched in the year 2000. On May 29, 2001, the ship visited the port of Amsterdam for the first time and on the 19th of May 2006 for the 2nd time. On April 26, 2019, the day before King's Day, the ship moored here again after thirteen years. During the exclusive evening in Amsterdam, passengers have the opportunity to visit the Rijksmuseum. The two companies with a proud Dutch history entered into a partnership in 2016. The World Cruise passengers enter the Rijksmuseum on Friday evening after closing time and enjoy private tours there.
Passengers aboard the World Cruise have dozens of different nationalities and are often guests who want to see as many ports in the world as possible. That is why each World Cruise examines which ports not yet visited can be added to the route.