SS Nieuw Amsterdam Archival Collection

 

 

Nieuw Amsterdam (1906) Holland-America Line

Bunkering the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of Holland-America, 1908.

Bunkering the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of Holland-America, 1908. The Syren and Shipping, 17 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1ec43b9481

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 17,149. Dimensions: 600' x 68' (615' o.l.). Twin-screw, 16 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Four masts and one funnel. Passengers: 417 first, 391 second, 2,300 third. Maiden voyage: Rotterdam-New York, April 7, 1906. Note: The only trans-Atlantic passenger liner to keep regular sailings during World War I. Fate: Scrapped in Japan, 1932.

The largest Dutch liner to date, and a fine example of pre-war North Atlantic intermediate liner. She was the flagship of the fleet until the advent of the Rotterdam followed by the Statendam.

She was a big cargo carrier with very roomy passenger accommodation and an improvement of the Potsdam class. During the worst of the submarine campaign during the war she was laid up. After the war she was converted to a cabin class only ship.

 

Nieuw Amsterdam (1938) Holland-America Line

SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1938) of the Holland-America Line at Wilhelminakade, Rotterdam.

SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1938) of the Holland-America Line at Wilhelminakade, Rotterdam. Rijkswaterstaat ID # 349251. GGA Image ID # 1d320e263a

 

Built by Rotterdam Dry Dock Co., Rotterdam, Netherlands. Tonnage: 36,287. Dimensions: 713' x 88' (758' o.l.). Twin-screw, 21 knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Laid down on January 3,1936. Launched: April 10, 1937. Cost $12,000,000 to build. Passengers: 552 first, 426 cabin, 209 tourist. Maiden voyage: Rotterdam-Boulogne- Southampton-New York, May 10, 1938. WW2 Service: Reconditioned after having served as a troopship in World War II. Post War Service: Reentered regular trans-Atlantic service in October 1947. Passenger accommodation in 1960 listed as: 574 first, 413 cabin, 207 tourist.

The New Amsterdam offered Services between the ports of Rotterdam, Boulogne, New York, Plymouth, Halifax, and Southampton.

 

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Passenger Manifest, Nieuw Amsterdam, 20 June 1908

1908-06-20 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 20 June 1908

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Captain H. C. Van Der Zee

 

Passenger List, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland-America Line, September 1910, Rotterdam to New York - Front Cover

1910-09-17 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 17 September 1910

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Captain A. Roggeveen

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 29 May 1915 from Rotterdam to New York

1915-05-29 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 29 May 1915

Route: Rotterdam to New York

Commander: Captain J. Baron

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 4 June 1921 from New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer

1921-06-04 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 4 June 1921

Route: New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer

Commander: Captain P. Van Den Heuvel

 

Front Cover of a Passenger List for Student Third Cabin Association Members on the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 13 August 1929 from Rotterdam to Halifax and New York

1929-08-13 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: Student Third Cabin Association Members

Date of Departure: 13 August 1929

Route: Rotterdam to Halifax and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Captain Lieuwen

 

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland-America Line, July 1930, Rotterdam to New York

1930-07-26 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 26 July 1930

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain Sir Arthur H. Rostron

 

Front Cover of a Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List for the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 27 August 1938 from Rotterdam to New York

1938-08-27 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: All Classes

Date of Departure: 27 August 1938

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton

Commander: Commodore J. J. Bijl

 

Front Cover of a First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing Saturday, 11 December 1948 from Rotterdam to New York.

1948-12-11 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First, Cabin, and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 11 December 1948

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Le Havre and Southampton

Commander: Commodore C. Van Beek

 

Front Cover of a First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 12 July 1949 from Rotterdam to New York.

1949-07-12 SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First, Cabin, and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 12 July 1949

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Le Havre and Southampton

Commander: Commodore C. H. P. Coster

 

Front Cover of a First Class, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 5 October 1951 from Rotterdam to New York

1951-10-05 SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First Class, Cabin, and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 5 October 1951

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Le Havre and Southampton

Commander: Commodore C. N. Kleyn

 

Front Cover of a First Class, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 5 November 1953 from Rotterdam to New York via Le Havre and Southampton.

1953-11-05 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First, Cabin, and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 5 November 1953

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Le Havre and Southampton

Commander: Captain C. VISSER

 

Front Cover of a First Class, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 8 October 1954 from Rotterdam to New York.

1954-10-08 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First Class, Cabin, and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 8 October 1954

Route: Rotterdam to New York via Le Havre and Southampton

Commander: Captain C. VISSER

 

Front Cover of a First and Tourist Class Passenger List from the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 12 June 1964 from New York to Rotterdam.

1964-06-12 TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List

Steamship Line: Holland-America Line / Netherlands American Steam Navigation Company (NASM)

Class of Passengers: First and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 12 June 1964

Route: New York to Rotterdam via Southampton and Le Havre

Commander: Captain A. de Jong

 

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Holland-America Line Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Departing from New York to Le Havre Dated 16 September 1960.

Passage Contract - SS Nieuw Amsterdam - 16 September 1960

Holland-America Line Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Departing from New York to Le Havre Dated 16 September 1960. Westbound Voyage was on the SS Rotterdam on 22 June 1960.

 

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Front Page, Passenger Steamship Timetable, January to December 1923, Subject to change without prior notice.

Holland-America Line Sailing Schedule - 1923

Brochure Containing Holland-America Line Passenger Steamship Timetable, January to December 1923, a list of their global agents, agencies, and offices, and an illustration of the new Twin Screw Steamer SS Staendam Currently Under Construction.

 

Front Cover, Holland America Line First Class Service to Europe Brochure, 1929.

First Class Service to Europe - 1929

THE Holland-America Line has acquired a reputation of its own—a reputation for first-class service that is not excelled on the Seven Seas. Ships Include the Statendam, Rotterdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Veendam, and Volendam.

 

Cover, Holland-America Line Sailings, Sailing List 1956, Transatlantic Passenger Service.

Holland-America Line Sailing List - 1956

Holland-America Line Sailings, Sailing List 1956, Transatlantic Passenger Service. The brochure includes Fares, Embarkation Information, Baggage Fees and Allowances, Port Taxes, and more. Covers the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam.

 

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Vintage Luncheon Menu Card From 15 August 1930 for Tourist Cabin Passengers on Board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam.

1930-08-15 SS Nieuw Amsterdam Luncheon Menu

Vintage Tourist Cabin Luncheon Bill of Fare from 15 August 1930 on board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland America Line featured Ballotine of Veal Glacé, Rice Soup Creole, and Apple Pie for dessert.

 

Front Cover of a Vintage Cabin Class Farewell Dinner Menu from 23 May 1951 on Board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam.

1951-05-23 SS Nieuw Amsterdam Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Cabin Class Farewell Dinner Menu from 23 May 1951 on Board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line Featured Medallion of Salmon Bonaparte, Fried Steak, Bearnaise Sauce, and Frozen Smiles for Dessert.

 

Front Cover of a Vintage PLClass Christmas Dinner Menu from Firday, 25 December 1953 on Board the RMS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line.

1953-12-25 RMS Nieuw Amsterdam Christmas Dinner Menu

Christmas Dinner Menu from Firday, 25 December 1953 on Board the RMS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line featured Roast Stuffed Young Turkey, English Sole à la Meunière, and Christmas Plum Pudding for Dessert.

 

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Front Cover, Cabin Class Activities Program from the RMS Nieuw Amsterdam for the Voyage Beginning 27 August 1938.

1938-08-27 Activities Program - RMS Nieuw Amsterdam

Social and Sporting Activities for the Voyage from Rotterdam to New York onboard the RMS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line. Cabin class passengers enjoyed many events including a variety of deck sports, movies, card games, concerts, dancing, children's parties, horse races, and more.

 

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Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 20 June 1908.

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 20 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1f64926c95

 

Title Page, TSS Niuew Amssterdam Cabin Passenger List, 17 September 1910.

Title Page, TSS Niuew Amssterdam Cabin Passenger List, 17 September 1910. GGA Image ID # 1f6448379d

 

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 29 May 1915.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 29 May 1915. GGA Image ID # 1f6374b902

 

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 4 June 1921.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 4 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1f63633dfd

 

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam S.T.C.A. Passenger List, 13 August 1929.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam S.T.C.A. Passenger List, 13 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f62fcabc7

 

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List, 27 August 1938.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List, 27 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 1f628bdef6

 

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 11 December 1948.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 11 December 1948. GGA Image ID # 1f627ce74c

 

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 July 1949.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 July 1949. GGA Image ID # 1f62773d35

 

Title Page, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 5 October 1951.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 5 October 1951. GGA Image ID # 1f6219addd

 

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 5 November 1953.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 5 November 1953. GGA Image ID # 1f733f79a7

 

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 8 October 1954.

Title Page with List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List, 8 October 1954. GGA Image ID # 1f73f3515a

 

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 June 1964.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 June 1964. GGA Image ID # 209c9812e9

 

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List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 20 June 1908.

List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 20 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1f64af282a

 

List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 17 September 1910.

List of Senior Officers and Staff, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin Passenger List, 17 September 1910. GGA Image ID # 1f648e41a5

 

S.T.C.A. Staff and Orchestra, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam S.T.C.A. Passenger List, 13 August 1929.

S.T.C.A. Staff and Orchestra, TSS Nieuw Amsterdam S.T.C.A. Passenger List, 13 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f634136cf

 

Tourist Class S.T.C.A. Staff. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 27 August 1938.

Tourist Class S.T.C.A. Staff. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 27 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 1f62eda49d

 

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Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused), SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 20 June 1908.

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused), SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 20 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1df6939fee

 

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused), SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 17 September 1910.

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused), SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 17 September 1910. GGA Image ID # 1ec373b00a

 

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused), SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915.

Track Chart and Abstract of Log (Unused), SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915. GGA Image iD # 1e01c753bf

 

Track Chart, Table of Arrivals and Departures, and Abstract of Ships Log (Unused), TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 5 November 1953.

Track Chart, Table of Arrivals and Departures, and Abstract of Ships Log (Unused), TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 5 November 1953. GGA Image ID # 1f73d19f7d

 

Track Chart, Table of Arrivals and Departures, and Abstract of Ships Log (Unused), TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 8 October 1954.

Track Chart, Table of Arrivals and Departures, and Abstract of Ships Log (Unused), TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 8 October 1954. GGA Image ID # 1f7461b5a0

 

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Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 24 June to 31 October 1908.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 24 June to 31 October 1908. Ships Included the Potsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 20 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1df62b6b83

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 17 September 1910 to 13 December 1910.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 17 September 1910 to 13 December 1910. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Potsdam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 17 September 1910. GGA Image ID # 1e017fa796

 

Proposed Sailings, New York-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam and New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 15 June 1912 to 31 August 1912.

Proposed Sailings, New York-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam and New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 15 June 1912 to 31 August 1912. Ships Included the Pottsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam and Ryndam. GGA Image ID # 1df6a5a929

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 5 April 1913 to 30 August 1913.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-New York, from 5 April 1913 to 30 August 1913. Ships Included the Pottsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 5 April 1913. GGA Image ID # 1df6d63353

 

Proposed Sailings, New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 25 May 1921 to 31 December 1921.

Proposed Sailings, New York-Plymouth-Boulogne sur Mer-Rotterdam, from 25 May 1921 to 31 December 1921. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, and Ryndam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 4 June 1921. GGA Image ID # 1e02304fe7

 

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, from 4 January 1923 to 5 January 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, from 4 January 1923 to 5 January 1924. Ships Include the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam (Rijndam), Rotterdam, Veendam, and Volemdam. Holland-America Line Sailing Schedules Brochure, January 1923. GGA Image ID # 209dcef4fc

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 May 1923 to 10 November 1923.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 May 1923 to 10 November 1923. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Veendam Passenger List, 23 May 1923. GGA Image ID # 1dfbc3b61b

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 April 1924 to 11 October 1924.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 April 1924 to 11 October 1924. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 15 April 1924. GGA Image ID # 1df7085f8e

 

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 12 November 1924 to 13 June 1925.

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 12 November 1924 to 13 June 1925. Ships included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 12 November 1924. GGA Image ID # 209be2bf5c

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 2 September 1925 to 12 December 1925.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 2 September 1925 to 12 December 1925. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 2 September 1925. GGA Image ID # 1df8c99c78

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 20 July 1926 to 20 November 1926.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 20 July 1926 to 20 November 1926. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 20 July 1926. GGA Image ID # 1df8db920e

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 7 August 1928 to 8 December 1928.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Halifax-New York, from 7 August 1928 to 8 December 1928. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Veendam Passenger List, 7 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1dfbcebe20

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 18 September 1929 to 24 January 1930.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 18 September 1929 to 24 January 1930. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 11 September 1929. GGA Image ID # 1df95d8515

 

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-New York, from 12 July 1930 to 15 November 1930.

Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-Boulogne-Southampton-New York, from 12 July 1930 to 15 November 1930. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, and Volendam. All Westbound steamers call at Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton for the embarkation of passengers from France and Great Britain. The Nieuw Amsterdam and Volendam May Call at Halifax on the Westbound Voyage. SS Statendam First Class and Second Cabin Passenger List, 4 July 1930. GGA Image ID # 20ccd51b32

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 August 1930 to 15 November 1930.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 15 August 1930 to 15 November 1930. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, and Volendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 9 August 1930. GGA Image ID # 1dfa1f1d3e

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 October 1931 to 15 December 1931.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 23 October 1931 to 15 December 1931. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Statendam, and Veendam. SS Rotterdam Passenger List, 9 October 1931. GGA Image ID # 1dfa9fa99c

 

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 27 August 1938 to 10 December 1938.

Proposed Sailings, Rotterdam-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 27 August 1938 to 10 December 1938. Ships Included the Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Statendam, Veendam, and Volendam. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 27 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 1dfdec6bc9

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 16 January 1956 to 6 August 1956.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 16 January 1956 to 6 August 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209e6ad34e

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 7 January 1956 to 9 August 1956.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 7 January 1956 to 9 August 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209ea200f5

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 3 August 1956 to 17 December 1956.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Rotterdam-New York, from 3 August 1956 to 17 December 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209ecb6ee9

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 5 August 1956 to 22 December 1956.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Rotterdam, from 5 August 1956 to 22 December 1956. Ships Included the Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Ryndam, and Westerdam. Holland-America Line Sailing List Brochure, January 1956. GGA Image ID # 209ed4fbec

 

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Holland-America Line Schedule of Second Class Fares issued 1 May 1922 for the Rotterdam, Volendam, Nieuw Amsterdam, and Ryndam.

Holland-America Line Schedule of Second Class Fares issued 1 May 1922 for the Rotterdam, Volendam, Nieuw Amsterdam, and Ryndam. GGA Image ID # 1f75db8ff3. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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The SS Nieuw Amsterdam, 17,250 Tons Register, 31,000 Tons Displacement.

The SS Nieuw Amsterdam, 17,250 Tons Register, 31,000 Tons Displacement. Painting by Fred J. Hoertz. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec9508854

 

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The SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1906) of the Holland-America Line Flying Nautical Flags as She Arrived in New York Harbor.

The SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1906) of the Holland-America Line Flying Nautical Flags as She Arrived in New York Harbor. Detroit Publishing Company No. 022580. Library of Congress LCCN 2016806474. GGA Image ID # 209a43ca95

 

1905 Photograph of Steinway Grand Piano in the Style of Louis XVI in the First Class Music Hall on Board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam.

1905 Photograph of Steinway Grand Piano in the Style of Louis XVI in the First Class Music Hall on Board the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, the Newest, Largest, and Finest Ship of the Holland-America Line. GGA Image ID # 1d75fd1abd

 

The Japanese Tea Room in First Class on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam.

The Japanese Tea Room in First Class on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec984daf3

 

First Class Cabin Stateroom on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam.

First Class Cabin Stateroom on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec98e1a01

 

First Class Dining Room on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam.

First Class Dining Room on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam. First Class Service to Europe, 1929. GGA Image ID # 1eca0272c6

 

Group of Steerage Passengers on the Deck of the SS Amsterdam, 1910.

Group of Steerage Passengers on the Deck of the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, 1910. Library of Congress, LC # 2006675985. GGA Image ID # 17b04d5765

 

The Officers of TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line Bring Papers to German Submarine Commander, c1915.

The Officers of TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line Bring Papers to German Submarine Commander, c1915. The US In the Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1f64bb0051

 

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Back Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 20 June 1908 from Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Back Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 20 June 1908 from Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer. GGA Image ID # 17bf069edd

 

Back Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 17 September 1910 from Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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Back Cover, SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915.

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Back Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the TSS Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line, Departing 4 June 1921 from New York to Rotterdam via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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Information for Passengers - 17 September 1910

Berths and Staterooms should be reserved as soon as possible in order to secure the most favorable location, especially during the summer season, when all available rooms are usually engaged considerable time (sometimes months) previous to departure of the steamship. When applying for accommodations, either by mail or telegraph, the name of the steamship, date of departure, number and sex of Passengers, and desired class of accommodations, should be stated.

Berths are not considered engaged unless secured by paying a deposit of $ 25.00 per berth for the first cabin and $ 10.00 per berth for the second cabin accommodations. The balance of the passage money must be paid not later than two weeks before sailing; if this has not been paid on or before that time, the Company reserves the right to resell the allotted accommodations. Deposit moneys are refunded only if notice of cancellation is given not later than two weeks before sailing.

Passengers who do not sail on the steamship for which they have engaged accommodations or purchased a ticket, will forfeit fifty percent of the passage money, unless notice is given not later than two weeks previous to sailing.

Return and Prepaid Tickets entitle holders to passage only during the season and for the accommodations for which they have been issued . If used at any other season or for other accommodations than the face value indicates, holders will be required to make additional payment, or will be refunded any eventual difference in accordance with rates and rules in effect.

Return or Prepaid Tickets are good for one year from date of issue and are not transferable. Upon application to one of the Company's Passenger Offices, they may be extended by paying the difference between the rate in effect at the date of issue and time of sailing, in accordance with the conditions on the passage contract.

Return Accommodation may be secured through the Company's Passenger Offices or Agents. They should be engaged when securing berths for the outward trip, or as soon thereafter as possible. If a passenger is prevented from sailing on a steamship for which return accommodations have been secured, a transfer to an earlier or later steamship can be made by applying to any of the Company's Offices or Agencies, provided application for the transfer be made not later than two weeks previous to the departure of the steamship on which berths had originally been reserved.

Interchangeable Tickets. — The holder of a return ticket first or second class has the option of returning by one of the following lines : American Line, Atlantic Transport Line, Austro-Americana, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, Cunard Line, Dominion Line, Hamburg America Line, Leyland Line, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Red Star Line and White Star Line, subject to the rules and regulations of the line by which the ticket is used. Return tickets of any of the above lines will in the same way be honored by the Holland-America Line.

If Unused Return Tickets are offered for cancellation, the amount paid for the round trip, less full outgoing fare and agent's commission, will be refunded against delivery of the return certificate to one of the Company's General Passenger Offices after authorization has been received from the Company's General Passenger Office at Rotterdam.

Through Checking of Baggage for Paris. — Baggage of cabin Passengers from New York to Paris via Boulogne-sur-Mer, can be checked through at our docks in Hoboken before embarkation, or on board the steamer.

Steamer Trunks should not be higher than 13 inches, and of the usual width and length, so that they can be placed under the berth or sofa in the stateroom.

Larger Pieces of Baggage are not permitted in the staterooms, but are stowed away in the baggage hold.

All pieces of baggage destined for staterooms must be marked "wanted", those for the baggage hold "not wanted," and must bear passenger's name, destination, number of berth and name of steamship; tags may be had at all Company's offices and agencies or, on board, from the Baggage master. Eastbound Passengers from the interior should have their baggage checked to the Holland-America Line dock, foot of Fifth Street, Hoboken, N. J., by the baggage express agent on the train, previous to arrival in New York, Jersey City, etc .

Custom House Examination. — The baggage of Passengers leaving the steamship at Boulogne-sur-Mer, will be examined by the French Custom House officers at the Gare Maritime at said port, or on arrival at Paris. The examination by the Holland Custom House officials will take place either on board, two or three hours previous to arrival at Rotterdam, or at the Hook of Holland, at the pier of the Holland-America Line, built at the "Hook" in 1903, and which pier may be used as a landing place for Passengers and their baggage whenever tide or other circumstances may prevent the steamship from proceeding at once to Rotterdam.

Orders for Delivery of baggage free of charge at the railway depots in Rotterdam and Boulogne-sur-Mer are taken by the Baggage master on board the ship.

Bicycles, provided properly crated, will be taken as baggage at owner's risk, at a fixed rate.

Steamer Chairs, of improved construction, may be rented at the different offices of the Company, on the dock and on board the steamer for one trip, at a fixed rate.

This Company will not be responsible for money, jewelry or other valuables of Passengers.

Passengers are warned not to keep such articles in their staterooms. Keys to the staterooms may be obtained from the chief steward upon application.

Each steamship is supplied with a safe in which all articles of value may be deposited.

Both SS "Rotterdam" and "Nieuw Amsterdam" are provided with a safe deposit which is at the disposal of Passengers.

Inflammable or explosive articles are not allowed on board.

Arms must be surrendered to the purser during the voyage.

Seats at Table. — Seats at table are allotted after sailing.

Mail will be accepted by the Purser after leaving New York and forwarded by pilot from Sandy Hook, without responsibility for proper mailing, however, on the part of the Company. Letters or postcards to be posted at Boulogne-sur-Mer should be put into the mailbag which will be hung in due time in a convenient place. Passengers are requested to put their letters etc. into the mailbag themselves.

Stamps, stationery, postal cards, cable and telegraph blanks can be obtained from the saloon steward .

Letters and Telegrams. — The Company is willing to accept letters or telegrams for Passengers to be delivered on board on arrival or departure, without assuming, however, any responsibility for their proper delivery. The name of the passenger should be distinctly written, also the name of the steamship on which Passengers travel. Undelivered letters are returned to the Post Office.

Money. — Money of the United States or of European countries is accepted on board the steamships of the Holland-America Line in payment of all bills, at fixed rates of Exchange. Foreign moneys are bought and sold at current rates at the Company's Offices in Europe.

The attention of the managers has been called to the fact that certain persons, believed to be professional gamblers, are in the habit of traveling to and fro in Atlantic steamships.

In bringing this to the knowledge of travelers, the managers, while not wishing in the slightest degree to interfere with the freedom of action of patrons of the Holland-America Line, desire to invite their assistance in discouraging games of chance, as being likely to afford these individuals special opportunities for taking unfair advantage of others.

In the event of any disagreement with the Purser relative to tickets required, privileges allowed, etc. Passengers should pay the "Purser's claim", take his receipt and refer the case for adjustment to the Company's Office at Rotterdam or New-York, where an eventual overcharge will be promptly refunded. The Purser has no discretionary power in such matters, but is governed by rules which he is not authorized to change.

On the voyage from New York to Rotterdam SS Rotterdam and SS Nleuw Amsterdam call first at Plymouth and then at Boulogne-sur-Mer for the landing of Passengers.

Public Telephones, with booths and an operator, are located on the Holland-America Line Pier, foot of Fifth St., Hoboken, N. J.

Source: SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List - 17 September 1910

 

Information for Passengers - 26 July 1930

Mail and Telegrams. Mail and telegrams for Passengers are brought on board steamer before embarkation and placed in the Passengers' rooms. For any inquiries relating to mails, Passengers are invited to call at the Chief Steward's office. Passengers are advised to stop at the mail desk in the center of the Pier at Hoboken, N.J. to claim their letters and telegrams, which may have been received for them.

Return Tickets. The Purser will be glad to radio, free of charge, to the New York office of the Line, if you wish to make return reservations on any steamer of the Line.

Divine Service. Divine service will be held on Sundays, at hours announced on the bulletin board, if a recognized clergyman on board is willing to officiate.

Ship's Newspaper. "The Ocean Post", containing latest wireless news and closing prices of the leading securities on the New York Stock Exchange, is published on board. A copy of this newspaper is placed, when issued, in passenger's stateroom with the compliments of the Line.

Port Holes. Passengers are warned to refrain from opening or closing port holes themselves. If Passengers wish to have their port holes closed or opened, they should call their room steward. Passengers ignoring this warning do so at their own risk and the Company assumes no liability in case of accident.

Additional Payments on Board. Passengers paying any supplements for room transfers, additional passage money, freight, telegrams, etc., should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company's Form. For radiograms receipt will be furnished by the wireless operator.

U. S. Head Tax. Provided the following categories of alien Passengers can satisfy the U.S. Immigration Inspector upon arrival in the United States that they will leave the country within sixty days from the date of entry, they are exempt from the payment of U.S. Head Tax :

  1. Aliens in transit through the United States and holding a transit visa (Section 3 (3) of the United States Immigration Laws) or an American Consular transit certificate
  2. Citizens and residents of Canada, New Foundland, Cuba and Mexico
  3. Aliens who hold a temporary visitor's visa (Section 3 (2) of the United States Immigration Laws)

If the United States Immigration Inspector, who examines the alien, is not satisfied or convinced that the alien will leave within sixty days from the date of entry, he will order the collection of the Head Tax before passenger will be permitted to land and even if the alien should actually remain less than sixty days in the United States, the Head Tax will not be refunded.

Aliens in transit to contiguous territory, not holding transit visaes or American Consular transit certificates, must pay Head Tax, which will be refunded if the United States Immigration Inspector upon arrival is satisfied that they will leave the country within sixty days from the time of entry.

Important: In cases where Head Tax is assessed, claim for refund on the United States Government cannot be made even if the alien would actually have left the United States within sixty days from the date of entry.

Baggage Insurance. The Company's liability for damage to or loss or detention of baggage is strictly limited, and Passengers are, therefore, advised to protect themselves by insurance against risk of loss, theft, damage, pilferage, etc. Policies may be obtained at current rates at any office of the Line or through the Baggage Master on board this steamer.

Landing at New York. Motor Coach Service. For the convenience of Holland-America Line Passengers and their friends a motor coach service to and from the Holland-America Line Piers and the centrally located New York Hotels Pennsylvania, McAlpin and Commodore via the new Holland Tunnel is operated by the Fifth Avenue Coach Company and the Public Service Co-ordinated Transport of N. J. Through the Purser you can reserve a place in one of the Motor Coaches to either the Hotel Pennsylvania, the Hotel McAlpin or the Hotel Commodore at least 12 hours before arrival in New York. The charge for this reservation, for which you will receive a ticket, will be $ 1,—including the transfer of your hand baggage (not more than two pieces of hand baggage). Large baggage must be sent on separately.

The Holland-America Line accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with this coach service.

Notice: All Passengers will receive a landing card and are requested to present same before leaving the steamer to a U.S. Immigrant Inspector for endorsement.

Source: TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List - 26 July 1930

 

Information for Passengers - 27 August 1938

Seats at Table. Application for table seats may be made to the Chief Steward. Hours for meals are posted on the ship's bulletin board.

Valuables. For the convenience of the Passengers the Line has provided safe deposit boxes in the Purser's office in which any valuables may be deposited upon payment to the Purser of $ 5,—; this amount to be refunded when the key of the deposit box is returned. However, the Line does not assume any responsibility for the safe custody of such articles. (Passengers may, if they wish, protect themselves by insurance).

Personal Funds. For the convenience of Passengers the Purser is prepared to cash a limited amount of recognized Travelers' Checks or to exchange money at official rates as posted at the Purser's office. A receipt is issued on such transactions on the Company's Form.

Personal checks cannot be cashed on board.

Medical Attention. The Holland-America Line assumes no responsibility for services rendered by the ship's Physician.

The services rendered and the medicines prescribed by the Physician are free of charge.

Steamer Chairs, Rugs and Chair Cushions. Deck chairs, rugs and chair cushions may be hired on application to the Deck Steward.

The hire for deck chairs amounts to $ 1,50 for the voyage, whereas the hire for rugs and chair cushions amounts to $ 1,— each for the voyage.

Baggage. There is a baggage room on board steamer where Passengers may store such personal belongings as cannot be placed in their cabins, as well as baggage of any kind. The baggage room is open at hours as posted, and all inquiries pertaining to the storing or forwarding of baggage should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Source: TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List - 27 August 1938

 

Information for Passengers - 5 October 1951

General Information for Passengers

BABYFOOD. The attention of passengers is drawn to the large selection of strained baby and junior food available to passengers with children in all passenger vessels of the Company.  For the necessary arrangements, passengers are invited to apply to the Chief Steward.

BAGGAGE. Trunks exceeding the ordinary measurements cannot be taken into the cabins. It is forbidden to have in one's baggage inflammable, explosive or other dangerous articles. The ship's staff reserves all rights to eliminate all such articles, if deemed necessary.  All inquiries pertaining to the storing or forwarding of baggage should be addressed to the Baggage Master.  Upon arrival at New York, moreover Century Transportation Company representatives are available to take orders for delivery of trunks and larger pieces to any destination indicated by the passenger.

BAGGAGE INSURANCE. The Company's liability for damage to or loss or detention of baggage is strictly limited, and passengers are therefore advised to protect themselves by insurance against risk of loss, theft, damage, pilferage, etc. Policies may be obtained at current rates at any office of the Company.

BARBER AND LADIES' HAIRDRESSER. A barber's and ladies-hairdresser's shop is installed on board. The charges for services are announced by the Company.

CHANGE OF CABINS. Change of cabins is only permissible when authorized by the Purser.

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE. On landing at New York, all baggage will be examined by the Customs Officials. It is therefore recommended that passengers make full enquiries at the Purser's office about the Customs regulations and to fill in carefully the Customs declaration form handed to them by the Purser.

DANGEROUS ARTICLES. Dangerous articles such as inflammable and explosive objects may not be taken aboard. The attention of our passengers is also drawn to the fact that it is very dangerous to throw away lighted cigars, cigarettes or burning tobacco discards (even when thrown overboard as they might enter the vessel's interior through open portholes). Passengers are therefore requested to use the receptacles provided on board for this purpose.

DECK CHAIRS, RUGS AND CHAIR CUSHIONS. Deck chairs, rugs and chair cushions may be hired on application to the Deck Steward. The charges are: Deck chairs f 4.—, chair cushions and rugs f 2.65 each per voyage.

DECK GAMES. Implements for deck games such as quoits, deck tennis, deck golf, shuffleboard etc. are supplied free of charge. When joining these games passengers do so at their own risk and any mishaps or injuries which may occur are without any responsibility on the part of the Company.

DIVINE SERVICE. Divine service will be held on Sundays, at hours announced on the bulletin board, if a recognized clergyman on board is willing to officiate.

DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Kennels are available on board for the transportation of dogs, cats, etc. Animals are not allowed in the cabins and other public rooms, nor on the promenade decks, unless with the captain's special permission. Attention should be given that these animals be declared on the Customs declaration forms on arrival.

DRINKS, TOBACCO ETC. Wines, beer, liquor and many other beverages as well as cigarettes, cigars and tobacco may be obtained on board at prices in Dutch currency fixed by the Company. Passengers are not allowed to bring with them large quantities of liquor or tobacco for personal use. Any large quantities must be reported to the Purser for Customs declaration. They will be kept in custody by the Purser in an appropriate room.

LANDING CARDS. All passengers will receive a Landing Card and are requested to present same before leaving the steamer to a U.S. Immigration Inspector for endorsement.

LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES. Found articles are to be handed over and lost articles to be reported to the Chief Steward. Articles not called for before arrival, or left in the cabins, will be handed over to the agency at the port of arrival, where passengers may claim them or make inquiries.

MAIL AND TELEGRAMS. Mail and telegrams for passengers are brought on board the steamer before sailing and placed in the passenger's rooms. For any inquiries relating to mail, passengers are invited to call the Chief Steward's office. Passengers are advised to stop at the mail desk in the center of the Pier at Hoboken, N.J., to claim letters and telegrams, which may have been received for them. Mail to be forwarded can be handed over to the Purser, who will take care of it. Postage stamps may be obtained to a limited number from the Library Steward.

To prevent the loss of mail, passengers are requested to stamp their letters etc., themselves and to deposit same personally in the mailbox, destined for that purpose.

Under no circumstances can the Holland-America Line be held responsible for the loss of mail.

MEALS. The hours during which meals will be served will be shown on the ship's bulletin boards. Passengers are kindly requested to observe these hours.

MEDICAL ATTENTION. The services rendered and the medicines prescribed by the ship's Physician are free of charge. The Holland-America Line assumes no responsibility for any treatment or services rendered by the Physician or for any medicines supplied. The ship's Physician is entitled to make a reasonable charge for attendance or treatment for ailments or conditions antedating embarkation of the passenger.

MONEY-EXCHANGE During the Westbound voyage the Ship's personnel is allowed to accept only Dutch money in payment of expenses made by the passengers. Opportunity is therefore given to exchange foreign Currency into Dutch money at the Purser's office at rates of exchange fixed by the Company. Only the Purser is authorized to exchange or accept foreign currency.

On Eastbound voyages on the other hand U.S. currency only will be accepted on board. Passengers in possession of board credit, however, can draw on the same during the voyage.

Some articles on sale in the gift shops are only obtainable against payment in U.S. currency both on the West- and Eastbound voyages.

MOTOR COACH SERVICE AT NEW YORK. For the convenience of Holland-America Line passengers and their friends a motor coach service will run from Hoboken to the Public Service Terminal, located at ,8tn Avenue, between West 40th and 41st Streets, where taxis will be available.

Seats on the motorcoach should be reserved through the Purser at least 48 hours before arrival. Taxis are also available at the Hoboken pier.

PAYMENTS. Passengers paying any supplements for room transfers, additional passage money, freight, telegrams. etc., should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company's form. For radiograms a receipt will be furnished by the Wireless Operator.

SHIPS NEWSPAPER. The "Ocean Post" will be published on board, giving the latest news of the day. Leading New York Stock Exchange quotations are posted about midnight on the ship's bulletin board.

TABLE SITTING. Tables and seats should be reserved on board at the Chief Steward's office after embarkation.

TELEPHONE AND RADIO. All cabins numbered up to 330 have telephones for ship use only. For the convenience of passengers, a general short-wave radiotelephone service is maintained in any part of the world. The Radio Office is located on the Upper Promenade Deck and can be reached by taking the starboard elevator. Passengers may transmit messages there and file radio-telephone calls; for payment of radio- telegrams and radio-telephone calls, a receipt will be given by the Radio Officer on duty.

VALUABLES. The Company is not responsible for theft of valuables or money which are kept in the staterooms and same should be placed in safety deposit boxes in the Purser's office. A deposit of f 25.— or its equivalent is required but this amount will be refunded when the key of the deposit box is returned to the Purser. As no charge is made for carriage, the Company cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage however arising, except as stipulated in the passage contract. Passengers are accordingly requested to protect themselves by insurance.

WINDOWS AND PORTHOLES. Passengers are not allowed to open or close portholes themselves. If passengers wish to have their portholes closed or opened, they should call their room steward. Passengers ignoring this warning do so at their own risk and the Company assumes no liability in case of accident or damage. The captain has the right to have all windows and portholes closed when such is found necessary for the ship's safety.

DIRECTORY — S.S. NIEUW AMSTERDAM

SEAFARING TERMINOLOGY. In finding your way about the ship, the following commonly used terms may prove helpful. The 'front" of the ship is referred to as the bow or forward. The "back" of the ship is known as the stern or aft. Starboard is the right-hand side when facing forward. Port is the nautical equivalent of "left" when facing forward. Knowing these terms, you will easily be able to locate the facilities listed below.

GENERAL

BAGGAGE ROOM. D Deck, forward. Easily reached via forward starboard stairway or elevator. Baggage master in attendance at designated hours. Consult purser or ship's bulletin boards for further information.

DOCTOR'S OFFICE Main Deck, aft, portside. Physician in attendance at specified hours or by appointment. Consult bulletin boards or see purser for further information.

GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS. An unusually wide variety of games and amusements is available to passengers on board the Nieuw Amsterdam. These include deck tennis, ping-pong, shuffleboard. tennis, swimming. chess, checkers, bridge, canasta and other card games, dancing, and motion picture programs in the ship's air-conditioned theatres. For ping-pong paddles and balls, deck tennis rings and other outdoor sports equipment, see your deck steward.

KENNELS. Boat Deck. Reached by midship outside stairways from Upper Promenade Deck. Two exercise runs. Special attendant on duty.

LAUNDRY. Complete laundry and pressing service available. No dry cleaning. Ring for room steward.

RADIO ROOM —SHIP-TO-SHORE TELEPHONE, Upper Promenade Deck. Take a starboard forward elevator to Upper Promenade Deck. Entrance off forward foyer.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES. The first-class Card Room is designed for conversion to a chapel. Religious services are held here and, in the cabin,-tourist theatre, provided that recognized clergymen are on board who are willing to officiate. For further details, consult bulletin boards or inquire at purser's office.

FIRST CLASS

BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY SALON. Main Deck, opposite chief steward s and purser's offices. Both barber shop and beauty salon are air-conditioned and are furnished with the most up-to-date equipment.

CARD ROOM. Promenade Deck, port, amidships. Between Grand Hall and Smoking Room.

CHIEF STEWARDS OFFICE. Main Deck, forward foyer.

CHILDREN S PLAYROOM. Upper Promenade Deck, amidships. Entrance just forward of the top of Grand Stairway leading to Ritz-Carlton Cafe. Toys, games, swings, hobby horses and other equipment to amuse young passengers. Stewardess in attendance daily. Consult chief steward for details.

DECKS. Several large sheltered and open decks are available to first class passengers on the Nieuw Amsterdam. They include the glass-enclosed rubber surfaced Promenade Deck (350 feet long) and the open Upper Promenade Deck (454 feet long), five laps of which equal one mile. There are also two large sports decks, one on the Upper Promenade Deck aft, and one on the Sun Deck aft of the second funnel. This deck, on which the tennis court is located, may be reached by the starboard stairway near the entrance of the Ritz-Carlton Cafe.

DINING SALOON. A Deck, entrance from forward foyer. Most easily reached via forward stairways or elevators. Air-conditioned for your comfort.

GRAND HALL Promenade Deck, amidships. Principal passenger lounge.

GYMNASIUM. Sun Deck, forward. Use forward elevator. starboard side, to Upper Promenade Deck, then continue one deck higher via adjacent stairway. Mechanical horses, stationary bicycles, rowing machines and other gymnasium equipment. Adjoining solarium for sunbathing.

LIBRARY AND WRITING ROOM. Promenade Deck, starboard side, amidships, between Grand Hall and Smoking Room. Books, newspapers. current magazines in English, French and Dutch. Stamps, stationery and playing cards available. See steward in attendance.

POWDER ROOM. A Deck lobby, opposite entrance of Dining Saloon.

PURSER'S OFFICE Main Deck, forward foyer.

RITZ-CARLTON CAFE. Upper Promenade Deck. Use the Grand Stairway between the Smoking Room and Grand Hall. Bar service, dancing, magnificent sea views. A favorite late-evening rendezvous.

SHOPPING ARCADE Promenade Deck, forward foyer. Items on sale include French perfumes, cosmetics, handbags, accessories. Swiss watches and clocks. Delft China, silverware, men's haberdashery and toiletries, cameras, films, and toys.

SMOKING ROOM. Promenade Deck. aft. A restful daytime or evening retreat with a comfortable, clublike atmosphere. Has its own intimate cocktail bar and twin enclosed verandahs overlooking the sea.

SOLARIUM. Sun Deck, forward. A quiet spot for sunning and reading. Entrance through gymnasium.

SWIMMING POOLS. Indoor swimming pool on E Deck, forward. Reached via forward starboard elevator to D Deck and adjacent stairway down to pool. There are adjoining dressing rooms. Türkisch and medicinal baths. Masseur and masseuse in attendance. The outdoor swimming pool is located on the Promenade Deck, aft and is available on cruises only.

THEATRE. Promenade Deck, forward foyer. Air-conditioned, seats 350 people. For the schedule of films and other entertainment, see the bulletin board in the foyer outside the theatre.

TURKISH AND MEDICINAL BATHS. Adjoining E Deck swimming pool (see above).

VALET. You may reach the ship's tailor via your stateroom steward.

CABIN CLASS

BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY PARLOR. Located on C Deck, aft. Entrance through corridor adjacent to foyer. Open to cabin class passengers at designated hours.

CHIEF STEWARDS OFFICE. Main Deck. aft.

DECKS. There are two sports decks for cabin class passengers. One occupies the full area between the funnels on the highest deck, reached via cabin class portside elevator. The second is on the after-end of the Promenade Deck.

DINING SALOON. On A Deck, aft. Entrance at main foyer. This room is air-conditioned.

JUNGLE BAR. Promenade Deck, starboard. Entrance through foyer.

LIBRARY. Promenade Deck, portside, opposite Jungle Bar. Entrance through foyer.

LOUNGE. Lower Promenade Deck. aft.

PURSER'S OFFICE Main Deck. aft.

SWIMMING POOL. Aft on C Deck. Reached through corridor adjacent to foyer. Open at designated hours. Consult bulletin board.

STUYVESANT CAFE AND VERANDAH. Overlooks sports deck on after end of Promenade Deck. Accessible from deck or through foyer.

THEATRE. Lower Promenade Deck, aft. Access through Lounge. Air conditioned; seats 162 persons. Open at designated hours. Consult bulletin board for program details.

TOURIST CLASS

BAR. Starboard side of Smoking Room on Main Deck, aft. Reached through Smoking Room or foyer.

BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY PARLOR. C Deck. aft. Entrance through starboard corridor. Open at designated hours to tourist class passengers.

CHIEF STEWARD'S OFFICE. Main Deck, aft. Accessible through forward end of Smoking Room. DECKS. Open sports deck on aft end of Lower Promenade deck. Glass-enclosed promenade and open promenade on Main Deck, aft.

DINING SALOON. B Deck. Reached by stairway from A Deck. From the Main Deck foyer, take the stairway to A Deck. Walk forward past cabins 418 and 416 to A Deck stairway and descend to dining saloon. This room is air-conditioned.

LOUNGE. Main Deck, aft. Accessible through foyer or glass-enclosed promenade.

PURSER'S OFFICE. Main Deck, aft. Accessible through forward end of Smoking Room.

SMOKING ROOM. Main Deck. Entered from foyer through Tourist Bar.

SWIMMING POOL. C Deck, aft. Entrance through portside corridor. Open at designated hours as announced on bulletin board.

THEATRE. Lower Promenade Deck, aft. Port and starboard entrances on sports deck. Programs at designated hours as announced on bulletin board. Air-conditioned, seats 162 persons.

Source: SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List - 5 October 1951

 

Information for Passengers - 8 October 1954

General Information for Passengers

BABYFOOD. The attention of passengers is drawn to the large selection of strained baby and junior food available to passengers with children in all passenger vessels of the Company.  For the necessary arrangements, passengers are invited to apply to the Chief Steward.

BAGGAGE. Trunks exceeding the ordinary measurements cannot be taken into the cabins. It is forbidden to have in one's baggage, inflammable, explosive or other dangerous articles. The ship's staff reserve all rights to eliminate all such articles, if deemed necessary.

All inquiries pertaining to the storing or forwarding of baggage should be addressed to the Baggage Master. Upon arrival at New York moreover Century Transportation Company representatives are available to take orders for delivery of trunks and larger pieces to any destination indicated by the passenger.

BAGGAGE INSURANCE. The Company's liability for damage to or loss or detention of baggage is strictly limited and passengers are therefore advised to protect themselves by insurance against risk of loss, theft, damage, pilferage, etc. Policies may be obtained at current rates at any office of the Company.

BARBER AND LADIES' HAIRDRESSER. A barber's and ladies-hairdresser's shop is installed on board. The charges for services are announced by the Company.

CHANGE OF CABINS. Change of cabins is only permissible when authorized by the Purser.

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE. On landing at New York, all baggage will be examined by the Customs Officials. It is therefore recommended that passengers make full enquiries at the Purser's office about the Customs regulations and to fill in carefully the Customs declaration form handed to them by the Purser.

DANGEROUS ARTICLES. Dangerous articles such as inflammable and explosive objects may not be taken aboard. The attention of our passengers is also drawn to the fact that it is very dangerous to throw away lighted cigars, cigarettes or burning tobacco discards (even when thrown overboard as they might enter the vessel's interior through open portholes). Passengers are therefore requested to use the receptacles provided on board for this purpose.

DECK CHAIRS, RUGS AND CHAIR CUSHIONS. Deck chairs, rugs and chair cushions may be hired on application to the Deck Steward. The charges are: Deck chairs f 3.80 or U.S. or Canadian $ I.—, chair cushions and rugs f 2.66 or U.S. or Canadian $ 0.70 each per voyage. Passengers renting rugs and cushions are entitled to receive same in sealed wrappings as a guarantee that they have not been used after having been cleaned and disinfected.

DECK GAMES. Implements for deck games such as quoits, deck tennis, deck golf, shuffle board etc. are supplied free of charge, but when joining these games passengers do so at their own risk.

DIVINE SERVICE. Divine service will be held on Sundays, at hours announced on the bulletin board, if a recognized clergyman on board is willing to officiate.

DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Kennels are available on board for the transportation of dogs, cats, etc. Animals are not allowed in the cabins and other public rooms, nor on the promenade decks, unless by the captain's special permission. Attention should be given that these animals be declared on the Customs declaration forms on arrival.

DRINKS. TOBACCO ETC. Wines, beer, liquor and many other beverages as well as cigarettes, cigars and tobacco, may be obtained on board at prices fixed by the Company. Passengers are not allowed to bring with them large quantities of liquor or tobacco for personal use. Any large quantities must be reported to the Purser for Customs declaration. They will be kept in custody by the Purser in an appropriate room.

LANDING CARDS. All passengers will receive a Landing Card and are requested to present same before leaving the steamer to a U.S. Immigration Inspector for endorsement.

LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES. Found articles are to be handed over and lost articles to be reported to the Chief Steward. Articles not called for before arrival, or left in the cabins, will be handed over to the agency at the port of arrival, where passengers may claim them or make inquiries.

MAIL AND TELEGRAMS. Mail and telegrams for passengers are brought on board the steamer before sailing and placed in the passenger's rooms. For any inquiries relating to mail, passengers are invited to call the Chief Steward's office. Passengers are advised to stop at the mail desk in the center of the Pier at Hoboken, N.J., to claim letters and telegrams, which may have been received for them. Mail to be forwarded can be handed over to the Purser, who will take care of it. Postage stamps may be obtained to a limited number from the Library Steward.

In order to prevent the loss of mail, passengers are requested to stamp their letters etc. themselves and to deposit same personally in the mailbox, destined for that purpose.

Under no circumstances can the Holland-America Line be held responsible for the loss of mail.

MEALS. The hours during which meals will be served will be shown on the ship's bulletin boards. Passengers are kindly requested to observe these hours.

MEDICAL ATTENTION. The services rendered and the medicines prescribed by the ship's Physician are free of charge. The Holland-America Line assumes no responsibility for any treatment or services rendered by the Physician or for any medicines supplied. The ship's Physician is entitled, subject to approval by the ship's Commander, to make a reasonable charge for attendance or treatment for ailments or conditions antedating embarkation of the passenger.

MONEY-EXCHANGE. During the voyage the Ship's personnel is allowed to accept only Dutch, American and Canadian money in payment of expenses made by the passengers.

Opportunity is therefore given to exchange other foreign currency into Dutch money at the Purser's office at rates of exchange fixed by the Company. Only the Purser is authorized to exchange or accept other foreign currency.

Some articles on sale in the gift shops are only obtainable against payment in U.S. currency, both on the West- and Eastbound voyages.

PAYMENTS. Passengers paying any supplements for room transfers, additional passage money, freight, telegrams, etc., should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company's form. For radiograms a receipt will be furnished by the Wireless Operator.

SHIP'S NEWSPAPER. The ''Ocean Post" will be published on board, giving the latest news of the day. Leading New York Stock Exchange quotations are posted about midnight on the ship's bulletin board.

TABLE SITTING. Table and seats should be reserved on board at the Chief Steward's office after embarkation.

TELEPHONE AND RADIO. All cabins numbered up to 330 have telephone for ship use only. For the convenience of passengers, a general short-wave radiotelephone service is maintained with any part of the world. The Radio Office is located on the Upper Promenade Deck and can be reached by taking the starboard elevator. Passengers may transmit messages there and file radio-telephone calls; for payment of radio telegrams and radio-telephone calls, a receipt will be given by the Radio Officer on duty.

TRANSPORTATION FROM HOBOKEN

a.         Motor Coach Service. For the convenience of passengers a special bus service operates between the Company's Pier at Hoboken N.J and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, 8th Avenue and 41st Street, New York City, in connection with the arrival and departure of vessels.

Reservations should preferably be made through the Purser on board. Passengers, not holding reservations. who, after disembarkation, decide to avail themselves of the bus, may purchase their tickets from the Company's representative in attendance at the point of departure. Hand baggage, with the exception of trunks and cases, may be taken along on the bus without extra charge. Charge per seat: U.S. $ 1.25 per adult and children 6 years of age and over. Children under 6 years of age, not occupying separate seats, are carried free.

Taxicabs may be found at the Bus Terminal for passengers wishing to proceed from there to other points in Metropolitan New York.

b.         Hire of private cars. The Company will be glad to assist in making arrangements for a private car (Cadillac) to meet passengers on arrival at Hoboken.

Full information may be obtained at the Purser's office.

c.         Taxicabs. Taxicabs are also available at the Hoboken Pier. Passengers wishing to take a taxicab are urged in their own interest to ascertain the fares and any other charges from the driver before engaging his services.

VALUABLES. The Company is not responsible for theft of valuables or money which are kept in the staterooms and same should be placed in safety deposit boxes in the Purser's office. A deposit of f 25.— or its equivalent is required but this amount will be refunded when the key of the deposit box is returned to the Purser. As no charge is made for carriage, the Company cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage however arising; except as stipulated in the passage contract. Passengers are accordingly requested to protect themselves by insurance.

WINDOWS AND PORTHOLES. Passengers are not allowed to open or close portholes themselves. If passengers wish to have their portholes closed or opened, they should call their room steward.

The Captain has the right to have all windows and portholes closed when such is found necessary for the ship's safety.

Directory — S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam

SEAFARING TERMINOLOGY. In finding your way about the ship, the following commonly used terms may prove helpful. The "front" of the ship is referred to as the bow or forward. The "back" of the ship is known as the stern or aft. Starboard is the right-hand side when facing forward. Port is the nautical equivalent of "left" when facing forward. Knowing these terms you will easily be able to locate the facilities listed below.

General

BAGGAGE ROOM. D Deck, forward. Easily reached via forward starboard stairway or elevator. Baggage master in attendance at designated hours. Consult purser or ship's bulletin boards for further information.

DOCTOR'S OFFICE. Main Deck, aft, portside. Physician in attendance at specified hours or by appointment. Consult bulletin boards or see purser for further information.

GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS. An unusually wide variety of games and amusements is available to passengers on board the Nieuw Amsterdam. These include deck tennis, ping-pong, shuffleboard, tennis, swimming, chess, checkers, bridge, canasta and other card games, dancing, and motion picture programs in the ship's air-conditioned theatres. For ping-pong paddles and balls, deck tennis rings and other outdoor sports equipment, see your deck steward.

KENNELS. Boat Deck. Reached by midship outside stairways from Upper Promenade Deck. Two exercise runs. Special attendant on duty.

LAUNDRY. Complete laundry and pressing service available. No dry cleaning. Ring for room steward.

RADIO ROOM —SHIP-TO-SHORE TELEPHONE. Upper Promenade Deck. Take a starboard forward elevator to Upper Promenade Deck. Entrance off forward foyer.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES. The first class Card Room is designed for conversion to a chapel. Religious services are held here and in the cabin-tourist theatre, provided that recognized clergymen are on board who are willing to officiate. For further details, consult bulletin boards or inquire at purser's office.

First Class

BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY SALON. Main Deck opposite chief steward's and purser's offices. Both barber shop and beauty salon are air-conditioned and are furnished with the most up-to-date equipment.

CARD ROOM. Promenade Deck, port, amidships. Between Grand Hall and Smoking Room.

CHIEF STEWARD'S OFFICE Main Deck, forward foyer.

CHILDREN'S PLAYROOM. Upper Promenade Deck, amidships. Entrance just forward of the top of Grand Stairway leading to Ritz-Carlton Cafe. Toys, games, swings, hobby horses and other equipment to amuse young passengers. Stewardess in attendance daily. Consult chief steward for details.

DECKS. Several large sheltered and open decks are available to first class passengers on the Nieuw Amsterdam. They include the glass-enclosed rubber surfaced Promenade Deck (350 feet long) and the open Upper Promenade Deck (454 feet long), five laps of which equal one mile. There are also two large sports decks, one on the Upper Promenade Deck aft, and one on the Sun Deck aft of the second funnel. This deck, on which the tennis court is located, may be reached by the starboard stairway near the entrance of the Ritz-Carlton Cafe.

DINING SALOON. A Deck, entrance from forward foyer. Most easily reached via forward stairways or elevators. Air-conditioned for your comfort.

GRAND HALL. Promenade Deck, amidships. Principal passenger lounge.

GYMNASIUM. Sun Deck, forward. Use forward elevator, starboard side, to Upper Promenade Deck, then continue one deck higher via adjacent stairway. Mechanical horses, stationary bicycles, rowing machines and other gymnasium equipment. Adjoining solarium for sunbathing.

LIBRARY AND WRITING ROOM. Promenade Deck, starboard side, amidships, between Grand Hall and Smoking Room. Books, newspapers, current magazines in English, French and Dutch. Stamps, stationery and playing cards available. See steward in attendance.

POWDER ROOM. A Deck lobby, opposite entrance of Dining Saloon.

PURSER'S OFFICE Main Deck, forward foyer.

RITZ-CARLTON CAFE. Upper Promenade Deck. Use the Grand Stairway between the Smoking Room and Grand Hall. Bar service, dancing, magnificent sea views. A favorite late-evening rendezvous.

SHOPPING ARCADE. Promenade Deck, forward foyer. Items on sale include French perfumes, cosmetics, handbags, accessories. Swiss watches and clocks, Delft China, silverware, men's haberdashery and toiletries, cameras, films and toys.

SMOKING ROOM. Promenade Deck, aft. A restful daytime or evening retreat with a comfortable, clublike atmosphere. Has its own intimate cocktail bar and twin enclosed verandahs overlooking the sea.

SOLARIUM. Sun Deck, forward. A quiet spot for sunning and reading. Entrance through gymnasium. SWIMMING POOLS. Indoor swimming pool on E Deck, forward. Reached via forward starboard elevator to D Deck and adjacent stairway down to pool. There are adjoining dressing rooms, Turkish ad medicinal baths. Masseur and masseuse in attendance. The outdoor swimming pool is located on the Promenade Deck, aft and is available on cruises only.

THEATRE. Promenade Deck, forward foyer. Air-conditioned, seats 350 persons. For the schedule of films and other entertainment, see the bulletin board in the foyer outside the theatre.

TURKISH AND MEDICINAL BATHS. Adjoining E Deck swimming pool (see above).

VALET. You may reach the ship's tailor via your stateroom steward.

Cabin Class

(On cruises, first class and cabin class are combined for general use.)
BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY PARLOR. Located on C Deck, aft. Entrance through corridor adjacent to foyer. Open to cabin class passengers at designated hours.

CHIEF STEWARD'S OFFICE. Main Deck, aft.

DECKS. There are two sports decks for cabin class passengers. One occupies the full area between the funnels on the highest deck, reached via cabin class portside elevator. The second is on the after end of the Promenade Deck.

DINING SALOON. On A Deck, aft. Entrance at main foyer. This room is air-conditioned.

JUNGLE BAR. Promenade Deck, starboard. Entrance through foyer.

LIBRARY. Promenade Deck, portside, opposite Jungle Bar. Entrance through foyer.

LOUNGE. Lower Promenade Dock, aft.

PURSER'S OFFICE. Main Deck. aft.

SWIMMING POOL. Aft on C Deck. Reached through corridor adjacent to foyer. Open at designated hours. Consult bulletin board.

STUYVESANT CAFE AND VERANDAH. Overlooks sports deck on after end of Promenade Deck. Accessible from deck or through foyer.

THEATRE. Lower Promenade Deck, aft. Access through Lounge. Air conditioned; seats 162 persons. Open at designated hours. Consult bulletin board for program details.
(Alto see directory preceding first clast)

Tourist Class

BAR. Starboard side of Smoking Room on Main Deck, aft. Reached through Smoking Room or foyer.

BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY PARLOR. C Deck. aft. Entrance through starboard corridor. Open at designated hours to tourist class passengers.

CHIEF STEWARD'S OFFICE. Main Deck. aft. Accessible through forward end of Smoking Room.

DECKS. Open sports deck on aft end of Lower Promenade deck. Glass-enclosed promenade and open promenade on Main Deck, aft.

DINING SALOON. B Deck. Reached by stairway from A Deck. From the Main Deck foyer, take the stairway to A Deck. Walk forward past cabins 418 and 416 to A Deck stairway and descend to dining saloon. This room is air-conditioned.

LOUNGE. Main Deck, aft. Accessible through foyer or glass-enclosed promenade.

PURSER'S OFFICE. Main Deck, aft. Accessible through forward end of Smoking Room.

SMOKING ROOM. Main Deck. Entered from foyer through Tourist Class Bar.

SWIMMING POOL. C Deck. aft. Entrance through portside corridor. Open at designated hours as announced on bulletin board.

THEATRE. Lower Promenade Deck, aft. Port and starboard entrances on sports deck. Programs at designated hours as announced on bulletin board. Air-conditioned. seats 162 persons.

(Also see directory preceding first class)

Recommendations For the Avoidance of Accidents

1. Please do not run on the ship and walk carefully when the deck, the passage ways, or stairways, are wet.

2. Always use the handrails in passage ways, on staircases and in bathrooms.

3. Ladies are advised to wear rubber heeled low shoes. Leather and high heeled shoes are hazardous on board ship.

4. Do not smoke in bed. Be certain that cigars, cigarette ends and matches are extinguished and placed in proper receptacles.

5. Do not allow children to run or play unattended or to sit or play on stairways.

6. Do not move about in darkened rooms. Make use of the lighting facilities.

7. Do not remove safety hooks from furniture.

8. Avoid holding on to open doors and the frames of doors. The ship's movement may suddenly cause the door to close on your hand.

9. Do not attempt to open or close portholes. If adjustment is needed, kindly call your room steward.

10. Always use the berth ladder to enter upper beds. Make certain that the ladder is securely placed.

11. Do not use electric irons or other appliances in your stateroom before checking with your room steward.

The following is especially important when the ship is rolling or pitching.

12. Always hold on to safety ropes, handrails, or secured furniture, when walking or moving around.

13. Do not carry any articles, such as coats, books, bags etc., if it can be avoided. You need your hands to use the rails, jackstays and ropes.

14. Do not stroll about the ship unnecessarily.

15. Remain seated in furniture which is secured.

16. Elderly passengers should not cross open foyers or pass through public rooms without the assistance of a steward.

17. Brace yourself when sitting in a straight-backed chair. If your chair should move while at meals, hold on to the table. Do not attempt to save table utensils or equipment.

Please Do Not Ignore These Suggestions. They Are for Your Own Safety and The Company Assumes No Liability in The Case of Accidents.

Source: TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List - 8 October 1954

 

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Holland-America Line Fleet List, 1908.

Holland-America Line Fleet List, 1908. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 20 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1ec34d99eb

The Fleet OF THE Holland-America Line consists of the following steamships:

  • Twin screw Steamship «NIEUW AMSTERDAM"
  • Twin screw Steamship "NOORDAM"
  • Twin screw Steamship "RYNDAM"
  • Twin screw Steamship "POTSDAM"
  • Twin screw Steamship "STATENDAM"

Ranging from 10,500 to 17,500 tons net register, and the New Twin Screw Steamship "ROTTERDAM" of 24.170 tons Register. 37,190 tons Displacement.

All steamships are of enormous tonnage, and splendidly equipped for the safety and comfort of passengers. They are all provided with the latest improvements, have bilge keels, superb decks, halls, saloons and large staterooms, and are fitted with the Marconi system for wireless telegraphy and the Submarine Signal Receiving Apparatus.

They carry the U. S. and Royal Netherlands Mails and maintain a regular weekly service between New York and Rotterdam, stopping both ways at Boulogne-sur-Mer for the landing and embarking of passengers.

 

The Fleet of Holland-Americ Line. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915.

The Fleet of Holland-Americ Line. SS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915. GGA Image ID # 1e01b0f9c9

  • Twin Screw Steamship "Rotterdam"
  • Twin screw Steamship “Nieuw Amsterdam”
  • Twin screw Steamship “Noordam”
  • Twin screw Steamship “Ryndam”
  • Twin screw Steamship “Potsdam”
  • Triple screw Steamship “Statendam”

They range from 12,351 to 24,170 tons gross register, whereas Triple screw Steamship "STATENDAM" of 32,500 tons is building.

All steamships are of enormous tonnage and splendidly equipped for the safety and comfort of Passengers. They are all provided with the latest improvements, have bilge keels, superb decks, halls, saloons, and large staterooms, and are fitted with the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy and the Submarine Signal Receiving Apparatus. They carry the U.S. and Royal Netherlands Mails and maintain a regular weekly service between New York and Rotterdam, stopping both ways at Boulogne-sur-Mer for the landing and embarkation of Passengers. Moreover, S.S. "ROTTERDAM" and "NIEUW AMSTERDAM" will, on the eastbound voyage, the ship calls at Plymouth for the landing of Passengers to Great Britain.

For complete information, sailings, and rates, please apply to the Passenger Offices of the Holland-America Line or its local Agents.

 

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Front Cover, Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters by William H. Miller, Jr., 2006.

Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters

Naval historian William H. Miller, Jr. recounts the dramatic stories behind various ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts of heroic rescues, daring escapes, and tragic losses.

 

Front Cover, Era of the Passenger Liner by Nicholas T. Cairis. Published by Pegasus Books Ltd., London, 1992.

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

Front Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984.

The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners - 1984

Some 200 superb photographs—in long shots and close-ups—capture exquisite interiors of world's great "floating palaces"—1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Île de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. Informative captions provide key details.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Famous Ocean Liners: The Story of Passenger Shipping from the Turn of the Century to the Present Day by William H. Miller, 1987.

Famous Ocean Liners - 1987

Here is the story of twentieth-century passenger shipping, from the first of the superliners — the German Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse — to Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, right up to Queen Elizabeth 2.

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

Front Cover, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1: 1858-1912 by Arnold Kludas, Translated from the German by Charles Hodges, 1975.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1858-1912

This initial volume deals with Ships from 1858-1912, from the first passenger ship of over 10,000 GRT to be placed in service (the Great Eastern) to those unforgettable sister ships, the Olympic and Titanic — the first of more than 40,000 GRT.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 4: 1936-1950 by Arnold Kludas, 1977.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1936-1950

The 15 years from 1936 to 1950 are covered here in the fourth volume of the series. This was the period that saw the lifting of the worldwide recession of the early '30s and the introduction of the largest passenger vessel of all time, the famous Cunarder Queen Elizabeth, and the Wilhelm Gustloff, which was considered to be the first ship built for cruising in the modern sense.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Majesty at Sea: The Four-Stackers by John J. Shaum, Jr. and William H. Flayhart III, 1981.

Majesty at Sea: The Four Stackers

The opulent and luxurious four-funnel passenger liners, of which only fourteen have ever been built, are unsurpassed in maritime history. Built between 1897 and 1921, these great vessels vied with each other in their standards of comfort, spaciousness, and speed, and great was the rivalry between their owners.

 

Front Cover and Spine, North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900 by Nicholas T. Cairis, 1972.

North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900

Material about the most prominent steamship companies on the Atlantic Ferry today and those that have been there for some time. Some Lines have diverse services to other oceans, seas, and continents.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970 by John Adams, 1993.

Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970

A history of the steam-powered passenger ship that details its story from the SS Savannah of 1819 to the SS Hamburg of 1969. It contains historical details of all civilian vessels built in the intervening years, with numerous illustrations and previously unpublished material.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2002.

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships is a superbly illustrated volume that documents a long line of great ships--from "floating palaces" such as the Imperator (1913) and the Vaterland (1914) to such luxurious cruise ships as the Statendam (1957), Hamburg (1969), the remodeled Bremen (1990), and the new Deutschland (1998).

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth By William H. Miller, Jr., 2004.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Powerful and fast Atlantic liners of the 1930s, this volume is packed with high-quality vintage photographs of the RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth, from construction to heyday to eventual decline and their successor ships bearing the same name.

 

Front Cover: Picture History of the SS United States by William H. Miller, Jr.

Picture History of the SS United States

A comprehensive pictorial record of the SS United States that will appeal to maritime historians, this celebration of an American champion and centerpiece of national pride will also captivate ship lovers and anyone thrilled by sea travel.

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

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Hoboken, New York, and Brooklyn Porter Service with Fees Charged, 1915.

Hoboken, New York, and Brooklyn Porter Service with Fees Charged, 1915. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 29 May 1915. GGA Image ID # 1f643f83e0

 

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New Flagship of Holland-America Line -- SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Launched in April 1937.

New Flagship of Holland-America Line -- SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Launched in April 1937. SS Veendam Passenger List, 4 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 1ec42d6821

SS "Nieuw Amsterdam" The new flagship of the Holland-America Line that was launched in April 1937 will be completed in the spring of 1938 and is expected to take her place of honor in the regular sailing schedule of the spotless fleet throughout the coming season.

She will measure approximately 33.000 tons gross register, length 751.6 feet — breadth 88 feet — depth 55 feet.

Every effort has been made to increase still further the comfort of the passengers on the flagship of the Holland-America Line and many startling innovations are incorporated in her design.

Named for the first Dutch settlement on Manhattan she will do honor to the city and port of New York and carry her historical name as proudly as did her sturdy predecessor who won fame for the Holland-America Line from 1907 till 1931.

Applications for passage on the Nieuw Amsterdam are already being registered although tariffs and sailing dates will not be published until a later date.

 

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Four Luxury Cruises of the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Famous Flagship of the Holland-America Line for 1952.

Four Luxury Cruises of the SS Nieuw Amsterdam, Famous Flagship of the Holland-America Line for 1952. Lincoln's Birthday Cruise, Washington's Birthday Cruise, Pre-Spring Cruise, and Springtime Cruise. Priced from $185 upwards. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 5 October 1951. GGA Image ID # 1f6254824a

 

Program of Cruises Made by the Palatial Nieuw Amsterdam and the Entirely Air-Conditioned Maasdam for 1953-1954.

Program of Cruises Made by the Palatial Nieuw Amsterdam and the Entirely Air-Conditioned Maasdam for 1953-1954. GGA Image ID # 1f73d5f194

 

Advertisement: Mediterranean Cruise, SS Nieuw Amsterdam, from New York 12 March 1955 and Terminating at Southampton or Rotterdam.

Advertisement: Mediterranean Cruise, SS Nieuw Amsterdam, from New York 12 March 1955 and Terminating at Southampton or Rotterdam. 56 Days, $1,395, and Up Includes First-Class Return Passage. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger List, 8 October 1954. GGA Image ID # 1f74dde2cf

 

Holland-America Line Program of Cruises by the Luxurious Flagship Nieuw Amsterdam and the Entirely Air-Conditioned Maasdam and Ryndam for 1954-1955.

Holland-America Line Program of Cruises by the Luxurious Flagship Nieuw Amsterdam and the Entirely Air-Conditioned Maasdam and Ryndam for 1954-1955. GGA Image ID # 1f752f6414

 

Advertisement: Holland-America Line's 1964-1965 Fall and Early Winter West Indies Cruise Program. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 June 1964. GGA Image ID #

 

11 "HAPPY SHIP" CRUISES FROM NEW YORK CITY

  1. OCT. 2 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 10 1/2 DAYS FROM $295 To Nassau. Montego Bay. St. Thomas
  2. OCT. 14 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 5 1/2 DAYS FROM $165 To Bermuda
  3. OCT. 21 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 11 1/2 DAYS FROM $320 To Montego Bay. Curacao. St. Thomas
  4. NOV. 5 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 13 DAYS FROM $365 To Curacao. Trinidad. Barbados. Martinique. St. Thomas
  5. NOV. 25 ROTTERDAM: 10 DAYS FROM $310 To Antigua. Nevis. St. Kitts. San Juan. St. Thomas
  6. DEC. 7 ROTTERDAM: 9 DAYS FROM $280 To Nassau. San Juan. St. Thomas
  7. DEC. 18 ROTTERDAM: 15 DAYS FROM $495 To Nassau. San Juan. St. Thomas. Barbados. Grenada. La Guairá. Curacao
  8. DEC. 21 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 13 1/2 DAYS FROM $425 To Nassau, Montego Bay, Curacao, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas
  9. DEC. 21 MAASDAM: 12 DAYS FROM $305 To Curacao, San Juan, St. Thomas
  10. JAN. 4 ROTTERDAM: 15 DAYS FROM $475 To Montego Bay, Curacao, La Guairá, Barbados, Martinique, San Juan, St. Thomas
  11. JAN. 6 NIEUW AMSTERDAM: 10 1/2 DAYS FROM $305 To Nassau, Montego Bay, St. Thomas

consult the Chief Purser's office or your own travel agent

 

Advertisement: Fairways Rotterdam Seaport Air Service, 1964.

Advertisement: Fairways Rotterdam Seaport Air Service, 1964. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 June 1964. GGA Image ID # 209c5fcae4

 

The convenient way to and from the Continent: FAIRWAYS ROTTERDAM SEAPORT AIR SERVICE between ROTTERDAM—SOUTHAMPTON v.v. Rates: single $27.— (£ 9/10/—) return $51.50 (£18/ 2/—) For full information, including through transportation facilities for your heavy baggage, consult the Chief Purser's office or your own travel agent.

 

Advertisement: Books and Slides Available from the Library Steward, 1964.

Advertisement: Books and Slides Available from the Library Steward, 1964. TSS Nieuw Amsterdam First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 12 June 1964. GGA Image ID # 209c82481a

 

NEW EDITION OF THE POPULAR "HAND-ME-DOWN" This useful European travel handbook contains those little-known tidbits of helpful information usually unearthed too late. This wealth of up-to-date, personalized information contributed by Members of the Association, the "HAND-ME-DOWN" has been invaluable to thousands of travelers since its first publication in 1928. Obtainable at $3.00 per copy (including $1.00 Membership Fee for new members in the Hand-Me- Down Association) aboard all our passenger vessels and at all HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE offices. HAND-ME-DOWN ASSOCIATION.

SETS OF COLOR SLIDES To help you recall your trip and share the beauty of our ships with your friends, we offer for sale attractive sets of 35mm slides showing exterior and interior views of the ships. $1.00 per set of six packaged in a handy plastic holder.

An interesting history of the 124 Holland-America Line vessels that have been part of our fleet since 1873, is SHIPS OF THE HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE by H. M. Le Fleming containing 77 pages with photographs and historical information as well as an extensive fleet list with technical and ''biographical'' data of all ships. Price: $1.75.

These items may be purchased from the Library Steward.

 

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Message to Passenger Miss D. Free from Purser's Office.

Message to Passenger Miss D. Free from Purser's Office. "Please Call at Purser's Office at Earliest Convenience. -- URGENT." n.d. [1930s or 1940s]. Westbound Voyage Possible as Standard Message (Crossed Out) Read The Following Information is Needed for Completion of the United States Passenger Manifest." GGA Image ID # 208fe30bcc

 

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