A Caribbean Cruise Aboard HAL's SS Nieuw Amsterdam in 1949! ~ Journey with our intrepid shipsters back to 1949 and hop aboard this Caribbean cruise on the fabulous Nieuw Amsterdam, one of my all time favorite ships. This is what was scrawled on the film can: "1949 Caribbean Cruise to San Juan and Curacao." Music is by Jimmy Thurston and his Orchestra, from a vinyl LP called, appropriately enough, "On a Caribbean Cruise." Bon voyage!