Details in the First Class Dining Salon were calculated to enhance enjoyment
of the lavish meals served aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. The golden padded ceiling, tinted mirrors and soft diffused lighting lent an air of quiet distinction
to the room. The Dining Salon was air-conditioned and featured a battery
of escalators to speed service to and from the kitchens located on the deck below.
Luxurious Staterooms
First Class staterooms on Nieuw Amsterdam were unusually attractive, ranging in size from cozy singles to elaborate canbins-de-luxe. The handsome amd modern decorative scheme made the cabins comfortable spots for daytime and evening relaxation. All First Class cabins on Nieuw Amsterdam had private bath facilities—with shower or tub—telephones and ultra-modern zephyr-louvre ventilation.
This colorful cabin-de-luxe on board Nieuw Amsterdam was as gracious and inviting as any living room on shore. There were 12 such apartments aboard, each with a distictively different color scheme and furnishings. The cabins-de-luxe had a bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and a wardrobe-dressing room, and offered ample room for entertaining guests.
Cabin Class Tourist Class
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