VIDEO: Nieuw Statendam Christened in Florida

By ,   February 3, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Oprah Winfrey added "cruise ship godmother" to a long list of titles.

Saturday afternoon, February 2, in Port Everglades FL, the queen of all media officially christened Holland America’s ms Nieuw Statendam with a thousand people attending and nearly one million others watching online.

The naming for the almost 100,000GT ship took place at a pier-side ceremony. Winfrey said that “everyone takes something away from cruising.”

Oprah and O, The Oprah Magazine began a partnership with Holland America in 2017 when she took her first voyage on Holland America Line in Alaska.

MS Nieuw Statendam is sailing an inaugural season from Port Everglades FL until the spring, after which the ship will be spending Summer 2019 season in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.