Named for the Dutch capital, ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear this name in Holland America Line’s rich history. At the heart of the ship’s three-story atrium is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time.
While on board, choose from an array of onboard activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. Guests on Amsterdam will be able to “show and tell” their vacation memories through the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Enjoy onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. And explore the wonders of our world through exclusive BBC Earth natural history content through onboard activities, concerts and films. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and a variety of salon services. Our fully equipped Fitness Center includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more. On deck enjoy two outdoor pools, along with basketball and volleyball courts.
Club HAL® provides a wide variety of youth and teen-friendly activities for kids ages 3 to 17, supervised by qualified, full-time staff.
About our Kosher Cruises: Eddie’s Kosher Travel & Destinations
Combined we are the world’s leading Kosher Tour operator with over 30 years experience, having satisfied thousands of Clients from USA, Israel, France, Belgium, Switzerland, UK , Mexico, Australia, South Africa on dozens of Cruises. We provide four gourmet meals a day in our own separate area of the dining room. All our meals are freshly prepared under the Management of Costa’s Executive Chefs aboard each ship.
The Kashrut is under the strict supervision of Rabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg. Raised in Jerusalem and educated at the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. After his marriage, he studied at the Beit Midrash of Horaah at the “Kol Ya’akov” Yeshiva, as well as with the Rishon LeZion, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, z”l He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
Rabbi Nehemiah Rotenberg came to Vienna to serve as Rabbi in the community in 2002. During his tenure as Rabbi, he was the head of the “Zehut” Beit Midrash, and during his work in the community he dealt extensively in matters of Kashrus as a representative of many Batai Din (בד”ץ) around the world. Before 2002, while living in Israel he has dealt with kashrus issues and ran a weekly radio program on kashrus.
During the past decade Rabbi Rotenberg’s main specialty is turning hotels throughout Europe to be able to provide food of the highest Kashrus level for Pesach and the summer months. Kashrus of a hotel is a distinct job and requires much expertise in the field, familiarity with the industrial kitchens, the form of Kashering an industrial kitchen, and of course extensive knowledge of kosher food products in Europe. His Kashrut team are all hand picked and well versed with many years of experience.
Rabbi Rothenberg has spent many years developing the community Kosher list in Vienna for hundreds of food products sold in large retail chains throughout the Europe. This knowledge is very important and gives hotel operators in Europe the ability to bring local products and not need to import from Israel or the USA. His Kashrut experience has further expanded into the Kosher Cruises and he the Rav Hamachshir for Eddie’s Kosher Travel/Destinations Cruise packages.
Rabbi Rotenberg works throughout the year to obtain Kosher meat and poultry throughout Europe at the highest kosher level, at the best price. For every shechita Rabbi Rotenberg sends a special overseer on his behalf in order to ensure that the shipment of meat from the start will arrive at the hotel with the utmost supervision.
Rabbi Rottenberg currently serves as part time Rabbi of Savion community in Israel Further enquiries pls contact Rabbi Nechemia Rottenberg on +972 584038543 / +436889171489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaska on Holland America Cruise Line
There is something magical about Alaska that inexplicably calls us: breathtaking natural beauty, glaciers glowing blue and magnificent wildlife.
Join us for the cruise of your dreams aboard the Five Star Pearl for an all round experience of a lifetime.
From the ship’s spacious decks or your private verandah witness Seattle’s beautiful Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Alaska’s forested isles, icy-blue glaciers and charming frontier ports.
The Glacier Bay route is a mesmerizing experience to a place on earth unlike any other.
In this wonderland of unique plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape you will watch in amazement as whales soar from the sea, puffins dive in front of you and the park’s tidewater snow-capped glaciers roll into view.
As you navigate this wondrous region you will experience the grandeur of Alaska’s colossal glaciers and majestic mountain ranges and explore iconic Alaskan frontier towns and beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, leaving you forever changed by Alaska’s wondrous and wild beauty.
Spend days pampering yourself at the luxurious and rejuvenating Spa and relax with the fantastic amenities of this world class cruise ship including, Broadway-style shows, casino, spa, sports facilities as Eddie’s Travel takes care of your needs, all while experiencing from your ship the uniqueness of this enchanting region.
To cap it all each time you enter the elegant dining room enjoy the ultimate pampering – Eddie’s Travel world renown Gourmet Glatt Kosher Cuisine freshly prepared on board by our own chefs, handpicked from the finest 5 star hotels in Israel.
We invite you to allow your every whim to be catered to by an attentive staff as you embark on much more than a vacation. As our thousands of satisfied travelers will tell you, there simply is nothing to compare. Book now to join the Eddie’s Travel family and experience the difference of boutique kosher cruising in a class of its own!
Available Room Types
North AmericaNamed for the Dutch capital, ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear this name in Holland America Line’s rich history. At the heart of the ship’s three-story atrium is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. While on board, choose from an array of [...]Read more
Icy Polar AreasNamed for the Dutch capital, ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear this name in Holland America Line’s rich history. At the heart of the ship’s three-story atrium is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. While on board, choose from an array of [...]Read more
AmericasNamed for the Dutch capital, ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear this name in Holland America Line’s rich history. At the heart of the ship’s three-story atrium is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. While on board, choose from an array of [...]Read more
AlaskaNamed for the Dutch capital, ms Amsterdam is the third ship to bear this name in Holland America Line’s rich history. At the heart of the ship’s three-story atrium is the Planeto Astrolabium, a commissioned signature sculpture. The stunning Astrolabe tracks constellations, the planets, world time and ship time. While on board, choose from an array of [...]Read more
07 July, 2019
18 August, 2019
Crusing at Sea
Cruising at Sea
|Juneau, Alaska||1:00 pm||
|Habbard Glacier||2:00 pm||
|Ketchikan, Alaska||7:00 am||
|Victoria, BC, Canada||6:00PM||
|INTERIOR STATEROOM||Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price.|
|CABIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
$2,090 + $285 Taxes & Port Charges
|OCEANVIEW WINDOW STATEROOM||Oceanview Staterooms are cabins with large windows to admire the view or simply to enjoy the first rays of morning sunlight.|
|CABIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
|OceanView Window Staterooms||
$2,505 + $285 Taxes & Port Charges
|VISTA SUITE STATEROOM||Vista Suite Balcony staterooms are comfortable cabins with an host of amenities including a private balcony looking out over the sea to make your cruise simply unforgettable.|
|CABIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
|Vista Suite Stateroom||$3,705 + $285 Taxes & Port Charges|
|VISTA SUITE STATEROOM MIDSHIP||Vista Suite Balcony Premium come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view.|
|CABIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
|Vista Suite Stateroom Midship||
$3,995+ $285 Taxes & Port Charges
Other Upgraded Suite Cabins available upon request.
Cabin measurements are approximated, and some rooms in the same category may vary in size and/or have different furniture placement, windows or fixtures from those pictured.
- Rates are subject to change without notice.
• All rates are per person based on double occupancy
• $1000 per person deposit due at time of booking.
- Payment in full is due 90 days before sailing.
- Single rate supplement 60% on all cabins.
• 3rd/4th person Adult sharing in cabin $1,490
- Child up to Age 17 sharing in parents cabin $990
- Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
• This rate does not include prepaid gratuities:
$12 per guest per day for any cabin stateroom
Regular cabins: Bookings are refundable less $100 administration fee until 90 days before sailing when full payment is due. Less than 90 days: 100% of total – no refund.
From 124 days to 90 days: Bookings are refundable less 25% of total invoice amount. Less than 90 days: 100% of total – no refund.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Scholars & Entertainers
GUEST SPEAKER: MARC SPEAR
Marc Spear is a well-known presenter, communication skills trainer and facilitator who has worked extensively with groups and teams and is well known within and outside of the Jewish community. He is a professor at Yeshiva University and the Chair of the Business Communication Department in the Sy Syms School of Business. Marc has held senior leadership positions in various communal organizations. He has taught in communities, organizations and schools and has an excellent reputation in career counseling, communication skills coaching and training, and workshop facilitation.
Marc has extensive experience designing and leading educational tours, missions and leadership training programs. His unique experiential style of facilitation allows participants to enjoy themselves while they learn fresh perspectives and practical skills.
Marc has helped leaders and groups tackle practical challenges and organizational issues through staff retreats, board training and strategic planning solutions. Marc has also performed Improvisation professionally. He has a wife and two children that push him to be innovative every day.
Eddie’s Kosher Travel & Destinations
Let us pamper you with our freshly prepared cuisine by renowned chefs, cooked from start to finish on board and entirely from fresh ingredients.
From casual hot & cold buffets to elegant glatt kosher dining in our ocean view restaurant with choices sure to please those with even the most discerning tastes.
Expect fine china, crisp linens, fine glassware and cutlery, and sheer elegance through which you will enjoy a glatt kosher dining experience at sea.
To compliment the three delightful meals, there are also afternoon and late night snacks to tempt your palate.
You will enjoy the Glatt kosher cuisine of uncompromising quality and strict kashrut standards. All meat is Glatt kosher and milk products are Chalav Yisrael. Our on-board Kosher kitchen is under the full time supervision of a team of mashgichim, headed by our cruise Rav HaMachshir.