The Jungle Bar (below left), with its dark walls, sophisticated decorations, and subdued lighting was a favorite rendezvous point.

The air-conditioned Cabin and Tourist Class Theatre (below right) showed first-run films during the voyage. Oregon pine walls and dramatically colorful portieres formed a distinctive decor.

Staterooms were characterized by attractive modern furnishing, pleasing color schemes and plenty of living space. Most were equipped with private bath facilities, and contained other amenities such as reading lamps, spacious wardrobes and mirroed bureau-dressing tables.


Nieuw Amsterdam provided Cabin Class passengers with numerous diversions during a crossing. The vast uncluttered sports deck (below left) provided passengers with ample room for outdoor games or soaking up sunlight. The gleaming deft-tiled pool (below right)—shared with passengers in Tourist Class—allowed passengers on the blustery North Atlantic to enjoy an invigorating dip whilst en route.
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