S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam This was the ship called the Darling of the Dutch...launched in 1938. I crossed the Atlantic many times, both directions, on this beautiful ship with my parents. On overseas furlough from Aruba to Amsterdam in the fifties, this was one of the ways to get across. The other direction we flew KLM DC-6 or Constellation or Super Constellations... This was a lovely lady, beloved and graceful on the seas...I miss her, very, very much.