Holland American Lines
Holland America Line of Seattle, Washington, plans to operate the M/S Amsterdam, of Dutch registry, on two cruises that will enter the Treaty Area for approximately 72 hours for scenic cruising. The vessel can carry a maximum of 1,792 passengers, staff and crew. No landings are planned.
The M/S Amsterdam was built at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. She is registered in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam is 780 feet in length, has a beam of 105.8 feet, a gross tonnage of 61,000, and a maximum speed of 22.5 knots. She can accommodate 1,792 passengers, and 600 staff and crew.
ITINERARY: Sites visited may vary depending on weather and ice conditions, and may include Anvers Island, Palmer Station, Paradise Bay, Errera Channel, Neumayer Channel, Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island, Deception Island, Hope Bay, Esperanza Station, Paulet Island, and Elephant Island.
Schedules for each of the cruises follows:
- Depart Buenos Aires December 20, 2004, arrive Ushuaia December 29 (in Treaty area December 24 - 27);
- Depart Ushuaia January 11, 2004, arrive Stanley January 17 (in Treaty area January 13 - 15).