Across the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam

This short 16mm film, shot sometime before 1958 records a journey across the Caribbean, taking in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Jamaica and the Panama Canal. There are views of other liners including the Mauretania 2 and some somewhat smaller craft.

Ships

Nieuw Amsterdam probably at San Juan
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Ferrying the passengers
tender
Enjoying a moment with the crew.
seaman
Nieuw Amsterdam seen from the tender
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Arrival in Jamaica
canoe
A cargo ship or tanker
freighter
Home Line’s Italia

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Mauretania 2
mauretania_2a
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A fine view of the Niuew Amsterdam’s stern.
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Returning home in a heavy sea.
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Places

San Juan, Peurto Rico
Caribe Hilton HotelAerial View

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Willemstad, Curacao
the ‘Punda fishmarket’
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Cartagena, Colombia
Torre del Reloj
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Panama Canal
Miraflores locks – Modern View
panorama
Kingston Jamaica
The famous Myrtle Bank Hotel destroyed by fire in 1966.
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Havana, Cuba
El Morro Castle
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New York City, USA
The Holland America Line pier
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Source Film provided by Jim Kalafus

Thanks to Harald Advokaat

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