All aboard the luxurious MS Nieuw Amsterdam with Gertrude Byrne Promotions…. What is a Gertrude Byrne All Star Irish Charter Cruise and why is it so special? Gertrude’s cruise provides a unique Irish entertainment experience created exclusively for her guests. It brings like-minded enthusiasts of Irish music together, singing, dancing, culture, friendships and let’s face it….general FUN. A Gertrude Byrne cruise has been described more like a reunion, even by first-time guests. They experience the holiday of a lifetime. Together with Holland America guests are offered the ultimate in luxurious living while sailing around the beautiful ports of call in the Caribbean. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Manhattan Dining RoomIt is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Dinner traditionally consists of four to five courses. John Mulvaney Director, Culinary Operations along with a talented culinary team create special lavish menus for the All Star Irish Charter cruise. Also offered are Gala nights with menus that elevates one's culinary experience. There are always vegetarian entrees, "no sugar added" desserts and Gluten-free options available. Holland America has a well-earned reputation for its cuisine, from the food that is delivered to your stateroom, to the variety of fresh and indulgent cuisine options in the Lido Market, and other specialty restaurants onboard. The experience is effortless and relaxing, just as it should be.
Showroom at Sea
Also called The Main Stage. The theatre has three levels and showcases the most amazing superstar shows nightly ever to be seen under one roof. Regardless of your taste in music one can’t help but enjoy them. You only have to look at our entertainment line-up to know you that you in the company of music royalty. By now the theater shows are legendary. Gertrude is a master at pairing artists and their music, to create truly magical shows, which builds to the fabulous Finale on the last night. We don’t like to give too much away, but guests have been known to leave with goosebumps, tears and laughter, or all three.
Lido PoolEvery day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many — or as few — as you please. Lay back in your lounge chair by the pool or relax in the saunas while sipping one of Holland America’s signature frozen drinks. On the sea days there will be live bands to entertain you for your listening or dancing pleasure. We have it all!
- Closest Airport Ft. Lauderdale
- Pier is located 10 minutes from airport
- Return Flights no earlier than noon
- All guests must have a valid passport
- EU Citizens must have a bar coded Passport. Check entry requirements with local US Embassy.
Staterooms with room to move
Holland America has an array of suites and staterooms that are suited to all different kinds of travelers, from families to solo cruisers. The common denominator in each room is a wonderful experience where you’ll sleep soundly on a Mariner’s Dream bed beneath luxury linens . Holland America’s elegant staterooms are the largest of any premium cruise line. Two-thirds of their staterooms feature spacious, private verandahs were you can enjoy complimentary 24-hour alfresco (or in room) dining. You will receive daily housekeeping and nightly turn down service, provided to you by your friendly, professional cabin steward. At turn down, the daily program will be delivered to you, providing the following day’s complete entertainment and activities schedule.
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
*Approximately 500 - 712 sq. ft.
with verandah. Category: SA, SB, SC
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.
* 389 sq. ft. with verandah. Category: SS, SY, SZ
DeLuxe Stateroom with Private Verandah
* Room measurements are approximated, and some rooms in the same category may vary in size and/or have different furniture placement from that pictured