ms Nieuw Statendam

ms Nieuw Statendam current position

ms Nieuw Statendam current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 19.82570 N / -70.06119 W) cruising at speed of 15.9 kn (29 kph/ 18 mph) en route to DO POP > BQ KRA. The AIS position was reported 7 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Nieuw Statendam

ms Nieuw Statendam current cruise is 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Seafarer. Prices start from USD 2049 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 12 Jan, 2022 and ends on 02 Feb, 2022.

Date / TimePort
12 Jan 16:00    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
15 Jan 08:00 - 16:00    Philipsburg St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
16 Jan 08:00 - 16:00    Castries, St Lucia Island
17 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Bridgetown, Barbados
18 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Fort-de-France, Martinique
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Basseterre St Kitts, Port Zante
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    St Thomas Island USVI, Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands
22 Jan 08:00 - 15:00    Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Carnival private island
23 Jan 07:00 - 16:00    Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida
24 Jan 08:00 - 15:00    Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Carnival private island
25 Jan 10:00 - 17:00    Grand Turk Island, Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos
26 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Puerto Plata-Amber Cove, Dominicana
28 Jan 08:00 - 23:00    Kralendijk Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
29 Jan 08:00 - 23:00    Willemstad Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
30 Jan 08:00 - 19:00    Oranjestad Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
02 Feb 07:00    Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels

Specifications of ms Nieuw Statendam

Year built2018  /  Age: 4
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassPinnacle
Building costUSD 520 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)297 m / 974 ft
Beam (width)34 m / 112 ft
Gross Tonnage99500 gt
Passengers2666 - 3214
Crew1025
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks13
Cabins1339
Decks with cabins8
Sister-shipsMS Koningsdam, MS Nieuw Rotterdam
Christened byOprah Winfrey
HAL-Holland America Line ships 2022 restart dates

ms Nieuw Statendam Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Eastern Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2021 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2021 Dec 26 17 days, round-trip Western Southern Caribbean Seafarer Fort Lauderdale
2022 Jan 02 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $899
2022 Jan 02 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1949
2022 Jan 12 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1149
2022 Jan 12 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $2049
2022 Jan 23 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $999
2022 Jan 23 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $2049
2022 Feb 02 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1149
2022 Feb 02 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $2139
2022 Feb 13 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $1499
2022 Feb 13 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $3089
2022 Feb 23 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1149
2022 Feb 23 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $2049
2022 Mar 06 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $999
2022 Mar 06 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $2049
2022 Mar 16 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1149
2022 Mar 16 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $2049
2022 Mar 27 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $999
2022 Mar 27 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1949
2022 Apr 06 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1049
2022 Apr 17 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $1119
2022 Apr 17 21 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia-Rome Fort Lauderdale $1919
2022 May 01 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $899
2022 May 01 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $1709
2022 May 08 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $899
2022 May 08 14 days, round-trip Aegean Gems Adriatic Antiquities Civitavecchia-Rome $1709
2022 May 15 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $899
2022 May 15 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $1709
2022 May 22 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $899
2022 May 22 19 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Copenhagen Civitavecchia-Rome $2289
2022 May 29 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Copenhagen Barcelona $1509
2022 May 29 24 days, one-way from Barcelona to Copenhagen Barcelona $3559
2022 Jun 10 12 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Baltic Copenhagen $2229
2022 Jun 10 26 days, round-trip Baltic Jewels Northern Isles Copenhagen $4309
2022 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip Northern Isles Copenhagen $2299
2022 Jun 22 24 days, round-trip Northern Isles Baltic Jewels Copenhagen $3949
2022 Jul 06 10 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Baltic Copenhagen $1849
2022 Jul 06 28 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Boston Copenhagen $4879
2022 Jul 16 18 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Boston Copenhagen $3279
2022 Aug 03 24 days, round-trip Canada, New England Iceland Boston $8869
2022 Aug 27 11 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $1549
2022 Sep 07 10 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $1699
2022 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $949
2022 Sep 24 8 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $999
2022 Oct 02 6 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $649
2022 Oct 08 14 days, one-way from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale Quebec City $1399
2022 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2022 Oct 22 14 days, round-trip Eastern Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $949
2022 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2022 Oct 29 14 days, round-trip Tropical Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $949
2022 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $499
2022 Nov 05 14 days, round-trip Western Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $999
2022 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $549
2022 Nov 12 14 days, round-trip Southern Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1049
2022 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $549
2022 Nov 19 14 days, round-trip Eastern Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1049
2022 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $549
2022 Nov 26 14 days, round-trip Tropical Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $949
2022 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $449
2022 Dec 03 14 days, round-trip Western Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $859
2022 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $449
2022 Dec 10 17 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Southern Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $1669
2022 Dec 17 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Fort Lauderdale $1299
2022 Dec 17 21 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Seafarer Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $2619
2022 Dec 27 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Fort Lauderdale $1449
2022 Dec 27 18 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Wayfarer Eastern Fort Lauderdale $1999
2023 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2023 Jan 07 14 days, round-trip Eastern Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1239
2023 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2023 Jan 14 14 days, round-trip Tropical Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1239
2023 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2023 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2023 Feb 04 14 days, round-trip Eastern Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1429
2023 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2023 Feb 11 14 days, round-trip Tropical Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1429
2023 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2023 Feb 18 14 days, round-trip Western Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1429
2023 Feb 25 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2023 Feb 25 14 days, round-trip Southern Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1329
2023 Mar 04 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2023 Mar 04 14 days, round-trip Eastern Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1329
2023 Mar 11 7 days, round-trip Tropical Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2023 Mar 11 14 days, round-trip Tropical Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1429
2023 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2023 Mar 18 14 days, round-trip Western Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1429
2023 Mar 25 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $749
2023 Mar 25 14 days, round-trip Southern Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1329
2023 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $649
2023 Apr 01 21 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $1749
2023 Apr 08 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $1099
2023 Apr 08 21 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia-Rome Fort Lauderdale $2099
2023 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $1199
2023 Apr 22 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean Rivieras Adventure Barcelona $2249
2023 Apr 29 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $1199
2023 Apr 29 15 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Rotterdam Civitavecchia-Rome $2249
2023 May 06 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Rotterdam Barcelona $1199
2023 May 06 22 days, one-way from Barcelona to Rotterdam Barcelona $3249
2023 May 14 14 days, round-trip Voyage Of The Midnight Sun Rotterdam $2299
2023 May 14 25 days, one-way from Rotterdam to Copenhagen Rotterdam $3949
2023 May 28 11 days, one-way from Rotterdam to Copenhagen Rotterdam $1949
2023 May 28 21 days, one-way from Rotterdam to Copenhagen Rotterdam $3249
2023 Jun 08 10 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Baltic Copenhagen $1549
2023 Jun 08 24 days, round-trip Baltic Jewels Northern Isles Copenhagen $3599
2023 Jun 18 14 days, round-trip Northern Isles Copenhagen $2299
2023 Jun 18 24 days, round-trip Northern Isles Baltic Jewels Copenhagen $3549
2023 Jul 02 10 days, round-trip Jewels Of The Baltic Copenhagen $1499
2023 Jul 02 24 days, round-trip Baltic Jewels Voyage Of The Midnight Sun Copenhagen $3549
2023 Jul 12 21 days, round-trip Voyage Of The Midnight Sun Norse Legends Copenhagen $3399
2023 Jul 12 14 days, round-trip Voyage Of The Midnight Sun Copenhagen $2299
2023 Jul 26 14 days, round-trip Best Of Norway Copenhagen $2499
2023 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Norse Legends Copenhagen $1349
2023 Aug 02 21 days, round-trip Viking Sagas British Isles Copenhagen $3249
2023 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Viking Sagas Copenhagen $1349
2023 Aug 09 28 days, round-trip British Northern Isles Copenhagen $4099
2023 Aug 09 14 days, round-trip British Isles Copenhagen $2199
2023 Aug 23 25 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Civitavecchia-Rome Copenhagen $3499
2023 Aug 23 14 days, round-trip Northern Isles Copenhagen $2199
2023 Sep 06 25 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Piraeus-Athens Copenhagen $3499
2023 Sep 06 11 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Civitavecchia-Rome Copenhagen $1549
2023 Sep 17 28 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $4099
2023 Sep 17 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $2199
2023 Oct 01 28 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $4099
2023 Oct 01 14 days, round-trip Holy Land Ancient Kingdoms Piraeus-Athens $2199
2023 Oct 15 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $3199
2023 Oct 15 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $2199
2023 Oct 29 21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia-Rome $2199
2023 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Adriatic Dream Civitavecchia-Rome $1199
2023 Nov 05 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia-Rome $1149

ms Nieuw Statendam Review

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The 2018-built MS Nieuw Statendam cruise ship is the second Pinnacle-Class vessel in the Holland America fleet, with sisterships Koningsdam (2016) and Rotterdam (2021). The new Statendam is HAL's 16th vessel built by Fincantieri. Pinnacle-Class are the newest and largest liners in HAL's fleet.

The vessel (IMO number 9767106) is currently Netherlands-flagged (MMSI 244140580) and registered in Rotterdam.

History - construction and ownership

Holland America Line (HAL) is a Seattle-based cruise company owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Between 1873-1989, HAL was a Dutch cargo and passenger shipping company operating regular Transatlantic crossings between Holland and the Americas. HAL was founded in 1873 as "Dutch-American Steamship Company" headquartered in Rotterdam Netherlands. In 1989, HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation for around EUR 530 million. Among the company's assets are the Westmark hotel chain (Alaska-Yukon), Worldwide Shore Services (warehouses-logistics) and Half Moon Cay (Caribbean private island).

Holland America MS Nieuw Statendam cruise ship

The 2700-passenger ship Nieuw Statendam was scheduled for delivery in November 2018. The vessel's name (translated from Dutch as "New Statendam") was announced on May 23, 2016. It honors MS Statendam (now Vasco de Gama) - the 5th Statendam-named liner since the company's establishment. HAL's other "new" named ship is Nieuw Amsterdam (2010).

Decks and Cabins

MS Nieuw Statendam staterooms (1331 total, in 35 grades) include 164 Suites, 748 Balcony, 147 Oceanviews (including 32x Family Oceanview and 12x Studios/single cabins), 280 Inside. Most cabins as sized ~180 m2 (17 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 50 ft2 / 5 m2. Nearly 70% of the ship's passenger accommodations have private step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 27. The largest accommodation is the Penthouse/Pinnacle Suite (970 ft2 / 90 m2, with terrace sized 320 ft2 / 30 m2 and fitted with an outdoor Jacuzzi).

The boat has 13 passenger decks, of which 8 are with cabins.

"Club Orange" program provides exclusive amenities to Suite passengers booked in categories Neptune and Pinnacle. Bonus perks by this program include:

  • priority services (check-in, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations)
  • 24-hour concierge service (assistance, information, reservations)
  • exclusive dining venue (serving complimentary Pinnacle Grill breakfast and Dining Room dinner, plus exclusive dishes)
  • dedicated Concierge Desk (Guest Services and Tours)
  • room service (a la carte breakfast menu with complimentary gourmet dishes - including smoked salmon, steak and eggs)
  • sparkling wine (embarkation day), Club Orange tote bag, premium bathrobes (cabin use, available for monogramming and purchasing).
  • Club Orange Restaurant is the former "Culinary Arts Center".

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Ship's 2-level main restaurant venue serves open-seating breakfast and lunch, as well as a blend of flexible and set-seating restaurant-style meals at dinner. Breakfast hours in the MDR vary but start as early as 7 am on port days and 8 am on sea days, wrapping up by 9:30 am. Breakfast fare includes bread, cereals, French toast, blueberry pancakes, corned beef hash, egg dishes and yogurt parfaits. Portions are on the smaller side, so better opt for a second pastry. Lunch in the MDR is typically limited to an hour per day (from noon to 1 pm on sea days; closed when the ship is in port for an entire day). If you see a line of guests waiting to be seated, do not be deterred as the line moves fast and the tables are plenty. Lunch fare includes sandwiches, soups, light salads, fish and heartier entrees.

Holland America MS Nieuw Statendam cruise ship

Holland America is famous for its exceptional dining experiences on every voyage, but the line’s newest ships ms Koningsdam and ms Nieuw Statendam boast even more culinary options. Dining Room is a 2-deck high restaurant featuring an airy and sophisticated ambiance, floor-ceiling windows, curved architectural pillars accentuating the high ceiling, modern glass lighting, chic furnishings (custom-made for the liner). The restaurant's centerpiece is a copper sheath surrounding the 2-story wine tower showcasing an impressive premium wine selection. On the menu are HAL's classic selections, signature dishes, regionally inspired cuisine, Culinary Council recipes from the world-renowned chefs who compose the group, including Council Chairman and Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and international chefs David Burke, Elizabeth Falkner, Jacques Torres, Jonnie Boer and Mark Best.

In addition to Dining Room Restaurant, Nieuw Statendam offers fine dining in alternative restaurants, including redesigned Lido Market (with themed food stations) new French seafood brasserie Rudi’s Sel de Mer, new suite-exclusive experience in Club Orange Restaurant; Canaletto (Italian), Tamarind (Asian) and Pinnacle Grill.

 

Holland America Line (HAL) is partnering with microgreen specialist Koppert Cress. The aim of the project is to grow fresh ingredients onboard the newbuilds of the line, ms Koningsdam and ms Nieuw Statendam. The Koppert Cress partnership gives guests the chance to indulge in fresh microgreens grown onboard in ship's Culinary Arts Center and enjoy a farm-to-table-style dinner menu. The ingredients are on display in a glass-enclosed growing area in the Culinary Arts Center, which also serves as a dinner venue.

The wine-blending purpose-built room BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle seats up to 10 guests, who can learn about, taste wine and mix up to five wines thus creating their unique wine blends.

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  • Pinnacle Grill (reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “De Librije” (US$69-89) from time to time, inspired by the land-based Dutch restaurant De Librije with two Michelin stars. A wine tasting is included with the meal (four 2 oz. pours). A wine pairing is also available for an additional US$20 per person (four 5 oz. pours).
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mer is dinner-only specialty restaurant serving French seafood. In comparison to Koningsdam's original Sel De Mer (upgraded during drydock 2018), the restaurant on Nieuw Statendam is by design larger (54 seats) but retains the curving shape and walnut wood-made, accordion-like column structure. The back wall is decorated with porcelain plates, all of which are decorated with Chef Rudi’s Food Faces culinary pop art (via a partnership with Bernardaud - French porcelain masters). The food plates are arranged from classic ingredients (caviar, fruits, root vegetables, peppers, etc). In January 2018, HAL released the coffee table book "Food Faces" - available for purchase on the ship. Signature dishes in the a la carte menu include Rudi’s Seafood Tower, Fruits de Mer, Broiled Lobster Tail, Whole Dover Sole Meuniere, Clams au Beurre, Duck Cassoulet, Steak Tartare, Steak Frites, Souffle au Fromage, Salt Crust Baked Branzino. Signature desserts include Rudi’s Face to Face Chocolate, Rudi’s Souffle, Crepes Suzette, Profiteroles with Hot Chocolate Sauce, Apple Tarte Tatin, Artisanal French Cheese Plate.
  • The Dining Room (aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15-9 pm)
  • Lido Market (386-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6-11 am, Lunch 11:30-2 pm, Afternoon Tea, Dinner 5:30-8 pm)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as an Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)
  • Tamarind (Asiaspecialityty restaurant; reservations-only) - Tamarind restaurant on Nieuw Statendam is also expanded (compared to Koningsdam) by adding a new al-fresco (outdoor) dining area.
  • Dive-In (complimentary fast-food bar)
  • New York Deli (fast-food bar)
  • Gelato (ice-cream parlor).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The World Stage is the main theatre, featuring 270-degree LED screens for multiple stage configurations. Lido Pool (one of the ship's 2 swimming pools) has an outdoor movie screen, 3 whirlpools and 2 levels of cushioned lounge chairs. The central pool area (Magrodome) is on 2 levels to create glass-enclosed space. The lower level has traditional poolside elements, while the mezzanine level offers more seating, a huge LED screen for poolside movies, Deli and Pizza (complimentary fast-food bars).

Onboard entertainment is taken to a new level with the Music Walk area featuring all music genres. Lincoln Center Stage is a collaboration with "Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts" featuring classical music with a quintet combining piano and strings. Additionally, the 2-tier Queen's Lounge features musical performances including the famous B.B. King's Blues experience and the biggest dance floor on Nieuw Statendam.

Other amenities include: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, supervised Kids Program ("Club Hal"), cruise ship weddings, Internet/WiFi access, Laundry Rooms (Laundromats). Ship's laundry rooms are not self-service (no passenger-use laundrettes). Laundry services are offered via hotel staff and at an additional charge.

 

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  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances. The Atrium features a stainless-steel sculpture emulating the sense of being inside and encircled by a musical instrument. The experience changes as passengers move around and through it, with no two perspectives being the same. The atrium is capped by Skylight (glass roof) which serves as the backdrop for HD video projections or live view of the stars.
  • Stuyvesant Room (multi-purpose, used for cards playing, group meetings, presentations, “Club HAL” kids program)
  • World Stage (theatre/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via a partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Queen’s Lounge (2-tiered grand ballroom; also hosts HAL’s BB King’s Blues Club)
  • Digital Workshop (powered by MS Windows)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Shore Excursions Desk; 4 Meeting Rooms
  • Culinary Arts Centre (offers culinary classes and cooking shows presented in demonstration kitchens)
  • Signature Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop; Dive-in (scuba and diving equipment)
  • Piano Bar; Ocean Bar (Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Billboard Onboard (sing-along bar with live music performances)
  • Lincoln Center Stage (partnership with NYC “Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts”; dedicated to classical music)
  • BLEND (glass-enclosed winery)
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar and Sports Bar)
  • Grand Dutch Cafe (Dutch-themed beverages and snacks)
  • Panorama Bar
  • Explorations Cafe (specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Neptune Lounge (club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 5 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar; The Retreat (adults-only)
  • Crow’s Nest (observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Sport Court (basketball, volleyball, soccer); Sun Deck; Promenade Deck, Walking/Jogging Track
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)
  • Rolling Stone Rock Room is a new venue (classic rock club via a partnership with Rolling Stone Magazine) where are offered live 5-piece band performances. Rolling Stone Rock Room is part of Music Walk area (Plaza Deck 2), also housing HAL's popular music-themed venues BB King’s Blues Club, Billboard Onboard, and Lincoln Center Stage.

Itineraries

Initially, there were some speculations about the ship's deployment in the world's booming cruise travel destinations - Australia and Asia. However, HAL decided to operate the liner in the Caribbean and Europe, with seasonal Transatlantic repositioning cruise crossings.

MS Nieuw Statendam itinerary program is based on Caribbean roundtrips from homeport Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) on 7-day Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean itineraries. Most voyages can be combined (booked together) as B2Bs (back-to-back cruises). All Caribbean itineraries visit HAL’s private island in Bahamas Half Moon Cay.

In Europe, the ship operates seasonally (during summer) Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Sea cruises (to ports in Norway, Scandinavia and Russia) leaving roundtrip from homeport Amsterdam Holland. From Amsterdam are offered some voyages to the British Isles and Iceland. The ship also operates Western Mediterranean and Greek Islands cruises leaving from homeport Civitavecchia-Rome Italy.

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Holland America Line's newest ship is sister to Koningsdam - a new class vessel launched in May 2016). The "Nieuw Statendam" ship name (translated from Dutch as "New Statendam") was announced on May 23, 2016. It honours MS Statendam (now Vasco de Gama) - the 5th Statendam-named vessel since the company's establishment in the distant 1898. HAL's other "new"/"nieuw" named ships are Nieuw Amsterdam (2010 - the 4th Amsterdam-named HAL liner since company’s establishment in 1898) and Nieuw Rotterdam (2021).

The vessel (Fincantieri Marghera Yard number 6244) is powered by four MAK marine diesel engines (model 12V43C) with combined power output 50,4 MW. The propulsion system is based on two ABB Azipods (azimuth thrusters) witt combined output 28 MW.

Like Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam ship design is by the companies "Tihany Design” (New York, USA) and "Yran Storbraaten Architects AS” (Oslo, Norway). The vessel features a 2-level theatre (named "World Stage"), 3-decks high Atrium, "Digital Workshop" (powered by Microsoft), numerous dining options (including some new for HAL), signature lounges and bars, expanded kids and teen facilities "Greenhouse Spa" (fleet's largest), the adults-only retreat "Sea View".

Holland America MS Nieuw Statendam cruise ship

On May 23, 2016, HAL officially announced the name for its second Pinnacle-class vessel - company's 6th to carry the name "Statendam". On July 12, 2016, was the steel-cutting ceremony at Fincantieri's Palermo shipyard, where the first block was built before moving it to Marghera where the ship was actually constructed (assembled).

On March 20, 2017, at Marghera Shipyard (near Venice Italy) was held vessel's keel-laying ceremony. Its first building block (length 11,3 m, width 34,8 m, weight 260 tons, part of the midship section) was placed.

On December 6, 2017, the vessel was launched (floated out from drydock) at the shipyard. The special event also included the traditional coin ceremony, during which a silver dollar coin was weld on the ship. Launching ceremony's godmother was Anne Marie Bartels (HAL "President’s Club" loyalty program member). The event was attended by Keith Taylor (HAL's Fleet Operations EVP) and Antonio Quintano (Marghera Shipyard's Director).

On June 13, 2018, HAL announced ship's godmother - Oprah Winfrey (US media tycoon, talk show host, producer and philanthropist). The official christening ceremony was on February 2 (2019) held in Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale). The event was attended by ~1000 people and watched online by nearly 1 million.

 

Sea trials were in 2 sets (August 10-12 and Aug 18-22) - both completed successfully. During sea trials were tested performances on machinery, engines and all systems.

The cruise liner was officially delivered to HAL on November 29, 2018. The ceremony was attended by Edoardo Rixi (Italy's vice minister of transport and infrastructure), Micky Arison (Carnival Corporation chairman), Arnold Donald (Carnival Corporation's President and CEO), Stein Kruse (Holland America's CEO), Orlando Ashford Holland America's President), Giampiero Massolo (Fincantieri chairman) and Giuseppe Bono (Fincantieri's CEO). Nieuw Statendam was Fincantieri's 87 cruise liner (built since 1990), with another 53 on order or under construction.

Ship's senior officers are Sybe de Boer (Ship Master / Captain, Dutch, with HAL since 1994), Kevin Beirnaert (Staff Captain, with HAL since 2006), Don Habets (Hotel Director, with HAL since 2002), Eric van Loenen (Chief Engineer, with HAL since 2002) and Dolf Kramer (Environmental Officer, with HAL since 2004).

 

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2018

The following tables show the ship's inaugural cruise itineraries as ports of call sequences and port times. Prices are in USD - indicative and per person (pp / double-occupancy inside cabin rates)

(repositioning) 13 nights / 14 days "Inaugural Cruise" (maiden voyage) Transatlantic from Civitavecchia-Rome to Fort Lauderdale Florida USA (prices started from USD 1200 pp)

Date / TimePort
05 DecDeparting from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
07 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Cartagena, Spain
08 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Malaga, Spain
10 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
18 DecArriving in Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades, Florida

11 nights / 12 days Inaugural Caribbean cruise (themed "The Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean Collector", prices from USD 1800 pp)

Date / TimePort
19 DecDeparting from Fort Lauderdale
20 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
22 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Key West, Florida
23 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Fort Lauderdale
25 Dec 10:00 - 18:00Amber Cove, Dominicana
26 Dec 11:00 - 23:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
27 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Saint Thomas Island USVI/Charlotte Amalie
29 Dec 08:00 - 16:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
30 DecArriving in Fort Lauderdale

4 nights / 5 days Inaugural Bahamas and Key West cruise (prices from USD 500 pp)

Date / TimePort
19 DecDeparting from Fort Lauderdale
20 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
22 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Key West, Florida
23 DecArriving in Fort Lauderdale

7 nights / 8 days Inaugural Western Caribbean cruise (prices from USD 1400 pp)

Date / TimePort
30 DecDeparting from Fort Lauderdale
31 Dec 08:00 - 16:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
02 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Ocho Rios, Jamaica
03 Jan 08:00 - 16:00George Town, Grand Cayman Island
04 Jan 11:00 - 23:00Cozumel, Mexico
06 JanArriving in Fort Lauderdale

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