Holland America’s MS Amsterdam Braces for Worldwide Cruise

Holland America Braces for Worldwide CruiseMS Amsterdam in Sydney

When MS Amsterdam departs Fort Lauderdale, Fla., January 5, 2015, the cruise will span 114 days and calls at 45 ports in 25 countries on six continents.

MS Amsterdam in Sydney

Following Amsterdam’s departure from Fort Lauderdale, the ship will take a westerly course from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via a daylight transit of the Panama Canal.

Once the ship reaches the South Pacific, the cruiser will make an overnight call at Papeete, French Polynesia.

Amsterdam will explore six Polynesian islands before heading to New Zealand for an overnight call at Auckland.

The cruiser then sails west along the southern coast of Australia after an overnight call at Sydney.

Guests will also have extra time Down Under with overnights at Adelaide and Perth (Fremantle). The Australian port calls include Melbourne, Albany and Geraldton.

The ship makes its way to Asia with an overnight call at Bali, Indonesia, before touching the island of Java.

Singapore is the next overnight call, as well as the departure point for an overland tour to Cambodia and Angkor Wat.

Amsterdam continues its northwesterly course with calls at Malaysia and Thailand before an overnight call at Thilawa (Rangoon), Myanmar.

The ship visits Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Cochin, India, before overnight calls at Mumbai (Bombay), India, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Following calls in Oman, Egypt and Jordan, Amsterdam transits the Suez Canal on its way to the Mediterranean.

Guests explore 13 ports in Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, including an overnight call at Piraeus (Athens), Greece, before an Atlantic crossing and return to Fort Lauderdale.

June 24, 2014; Image: Holland America

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