11 Brand New Cruise Ships
Courtesy of Holland America
Holland America: Nieuw Amsterdam
877/724-5425; hollandamerica.com; 7 days from $699
Launch Date: July 2010
Cabins: 1,053; from 170 to 1,318 square feet
Routes: 7-day Caribbean itineraries; 12–24-day Mediterranean cruises
Top Features: Pool deck with private cabanas (spray misters; preloaded iPods); Culinary Arts Center show kitchen for classes and demonstrations; Asian-influenced Silk Den lounge; Greenhouse Spa & Salon with thermal suites, hydrotherapy pool, and Turkish hammam–style lounge; Art Deco–inspired theater, Showroom at Sea; Pinnacle Grill for such specialties as pan-seared duck with blackberry relish and a top-notch wine list.
Don’t Miss: Rijsttafel, the Dutch-colonial take on a traditional Indonesian feast, at the Pan-Asian Tamarind restaurant.