Holland America Line receives their latest vessel Nieuw Statendam from the Fincantieri shipyard.
On the 29th November 2018, Holland America Line took delivery of the 15th ship of the current fleet. The Nieuw Statendam was handed over in an official ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy where she will sail for Venice en route to Rome for her maiden voyage on the 5th December 2018.
The handover ceremony was attended by Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president; Carnival Corporation’s Micky Arison, chairman of the board and Arnold Donald president and CEO also Stein Kruse, the chief executive officer of Holland America Group and Carnival UK. Also attending the ceremony was the CEO of Fincantieri Guiseppe Bono.
“Today the Holland America Lin family celebrates the addition of Nieuw Statendam to our fleet, it’s a proud moment for everyone involved,” said Ashford. “Thank you to our partners at Fincantieri and our own team members who worked diligently to deliver the ship looking more stunning than we imagined. Nieuw Statendam represents our continued evolution of adding exciting new experiences while maintaining the hallmarks that have made Holland America Line a leader in premium cruising.”
Following it’s Transatlantic Crossing from Rome, Nieuw Statendam will spend a full season sailing from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean. Nieuw Statendam‘s official naming ceremony will take place on the 2nd February 2019 in Fort Lauderdale. In May 2019 the ship will head to her home port of Amsterdam where she will sail a series of northern Europe, Baltic and Iceland cruises before heading to the Mediterranean in September to sail from Rome.
Nieuw Statendam accommodates 2,666 guests and is the ultimate expression of the Holland America Line brand. The ship features purpose-built staterooms for families and solo travelers. While much of the ship’s design will be similar to Koningsdam, the first Pinnacle Class ship, Nieuw Statendam will have exclusive public spaces and its own style created by designer Adam D. Tihany and architect Bjorn Storbraaten. The ship will feature grand, light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments.
Onboard entertainment features the innovative Music Walk offering a variety of authentic live musical experiences and genres. These include the debut of the new Rolling Stone Rock Room with classic rock hits. With the 270-degree LED projection at World Stage and expanded seating on Nieuw Statendam, even more, guests will enjoy spectacular performances with panoramic visuals and sound effects.
For more information on the Nieuw Statendam or Holland America please call our experts at The Sovereign Cruise Club on 03331 224466.