The ultra-modern accommodations in Nieuw Amsterdamís Tourist class provided passengers a comfortable and pleasant sea voyage. There were numerous public rooms, all handsomely decorated, and the cabins were unusually spacious and used the same fittings and fabrics that were used throughout the ship.
Tourist Class Louge (right) was cheerfully decorated in red, white and blue--the national colors of both the Netherlands and the US.
The Smoking room (below right) featured walls of watered teakwood with green leather upholstery and matching curtains.
The Library (below left), with its well lit desks and well stocked shelves, was a comfortable retreat for writing letters and reading.
The Tourist Dining room was air-conditioned and offered the famed Holland-America Line cuisine. Menus offered were similar to those in First and Cabin class.
Bright, modern, and immaculately clean were the Tourist Class cabins. All featured zephyr-louvre ventilation, illuminated shaving and make up mirrors, and reading lamps over the beds. The gay canary-yellow and buff decor of the Tourist Class bar was designed to give spirts a lift. The Bar provided an enjoyable meeting place for friends wanting to enjoy a before-dinner cocktail or late-evening nightcap.
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