SS Nieuw Amsterdam lithograph poster from 1954, by Reyn Dirksen
The Nieuw Amsterdam was a Dutch ocean liner built in Rotterdam for the Holland America Line. This Nieuw Amsterdam, the second of four Holland America ships with that name, is considered by many to have been Holland America’s finest ship.
Originally she was to be named Prinsendam, however during construction, Holland America Line decided to name their new flagship Nieuw Amsterdam, in honor of the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, modern day New York.
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The first-class dining room aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam
(Source: ryantee82, via sailorjunkers)