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Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam

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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.


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