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Activities Program, S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland-America Line, 27 August 1938

Great modern graphics in this 1938 Activities Program from the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-America Line. World War II was on the horizon as this Westbound voyage from Rotterdam to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton did their best to bring out the lighter side of life.

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CABIN CLASS ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

R.M.S. “Nieuw Amsterdam"
Holland-America Line Captain J. J. Bijl, Commodore
From Rotterdam To New York
Via Boulogne-Sur-Mer And Southampton Of The
27th Of August 1938

The Swimming Pool is situated on E Deck, and will be open daily: from 7.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. and from 2.00 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.

A fully equipped Turkish Bath with experienced attendant in charge, is at passengers disposal.
Adjoining the Swimmingpool is the Squash Racket Court which is open daily:
from 7.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. and from 2.00 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.

The Gymnasium is situated on the Sports Deck and will be open from 7.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. and from 2.00 P.M. to 7.00 P.M. Instructor in charge.

Trapshooting. Passengers wishing to enjoy this sport may do so on the Upper Promenade Deck, Aft of the Ritz Carlton: from 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon and from 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
Please apply to the Deck Steward in charge.

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

Back Cover, Activities Program, S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland-America Line, 27 August 1938

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th

  • 4.0 P.M. Grand Hall (Prom. Deck) Afternoon Tea.
  • 5.0 P.M. and 9.30 P.M. Nieuw Amsterdam Theatre:
    Jane Withers, Gloria Stuart and Henry Wilcoxson in: "Keep Smiling"
  • 9.30 P.M. Grand Hall: Dancing.

For Religious Services please consult Bulletin Boards

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28th

  • 11.0 A.M. Sports Deck: Deck Sports Tournaments.
    Deck- and Table Tennis, Shuffleboard and Deck Golf
  • 3.0 P.M. Card Room: Contract Bridge Party.
  • 4.0 P.M. Grand Hall: Afternoon Tea Concert.
  • 5.0 P.M. and 9.30 P.M. Nieuw Amsterdam Theatre:
    Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Andrea Leeds, Adolph Menjou in: "Letter of Introduction"
  • 9.45 P.M. Grand Hall: Italian Concert by the Nieuw Amsterdam Orchestra.
  • 12.1 Midnight. Ritz Carlton: Dancing.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29th

  • 11.0 A.M. Sports Deck: Deck Sports Tournaments Continue.
  • 3.0 P.M. Card Room: Bridge Party.
  • 3.30 P.M. Upper Prom. Deck: Official Opening of the Nieuw Amsterdam Jockey Club.
  • 4.0 P.M. Grand Hall: Afternoon Tea Concert.
  • 5.0 P.M. and 9.30 P.M. Nieuw Amsterdam Theatre:
    Joan Blondell and Melvyn Douglas in: "There's Always a Woman
  • 9.30 P.M. Grand Hall: Dancing.
  • 11.0 P.M. Ritz Carlton: Keno
  • 12.1 Midnight. Ritz Carlton: Dancing.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30th

  • 11.0 A.M. Sports Deck: Deck Sports Tournaments Continue.
  • 3.30 P.M. Children's Playroom (Upper Prom. Deck) Youngster’s Party.
  • 4.0 P.M. Grand Hall: Afternoon Tea Concert.
  • 5.0 P.M. and 9.30 P.M. Nieuw Amsterdam Theatre:
    Robert Young, Ruth Hussey and Lew Ayres in: "Rich Man, Poor Girl"
  • 9.30 P.M. Grand Hall: Dancing.
  • 12.1 Midnight. Ritz Carlton: Dancing.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st

  • 11.0 A.M. Sports Deck: Deck Sports Tournaments Continue.
  • 3.30 P.M. Upper Promenade Deck: Horse Races.
  • 4.0 P.M. Grand Hall: Afternoon Tea Concert.
  • 5.0 P.M. and 9.30 P.M. Nieuw Amsterdam Theatre:
    Robert Montgomerry, Virginia Bruce and Lewis Stone in: "Yellow Jack"
  • 9.30 P.M. Grand Hall: Richard Wagner Evening by the Nieuw Amsterdam Orchestra.
  • 11.0 P.M. Ritz Carlton: Keno.
  • 12.1 Midnight. Ritz Carlton: Dancing.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st

  • 11.0 A.M. Sports Deck: Deck Sport Finals.
  • 4.0 P.M. Grand Hall: Afternoon Tea Concert.
  • 5.0 P.M. and 9.30 P.M. Nieuw Amsterdam Theatre:
    Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone and Cecelia Parker in: "Judge Hardy's Children"
  • 9.30 P.M. Grand Hall: Dancing.
  • 11.0 P.M. Ritz Carlton: Keno.
  • 12.1 Midnight. Ritz Carlton: Dancing.

Program of Activities

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Front Cover Program of Activities Back Cover
Front Cover Program of Activities Back Cover

Prepared 2015-06-04 by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist

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