Holland America Line's new Pinnacle
Class ship due for delivery in December 2018
Seattle, Wash., May 17, 2017 — Bookings are open for the Premiere
Voyage and 2018-19 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America Line's ms
Nieuw Statendam. Due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, the second Pinnacle Class
ship in the fleet currently is under construction at Fincantieri's Marghera
shipyard in Italy.
Nieuw Statendam departs the yard, it will be delivered in Venice, Italy,
Dec. 1. After arriving at Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Nieuw Statendam departs
Dec. 5 on its Premiere Voyage with guests — a 14-day transatlantic crossing to
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship will then spend the winter season cruising
roundtrip from the South Florida port on seven-day Caribbean itineraries, with
select three-, four- and 10-day options.
milestone we reach with Nieuw Statendam brings us closer to delivery,
and opening for bookings in the inaugural season is an exciting step as we
officially give guests the opportunity to start planning their vacations on
this beautiful new ship," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's
president. "The crossing is a great chance for guests to really get to know the
ship and explore every corner during the sea days, and the Caribbean season is
a perfect blend of ports that highlight the beauty, diversity and relaxed
ambiance of that region."
Voyage Repositions to Caribbean Winter Home Port
Nieuw Statendam departs Civitavecchia Dec. 5 on its Premiere Voyage, it
will spend 14 days crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Fort Lauderdale. After
leaving Italy, the ship will call at Cartagena and Málaga, Spain, and
Funchal, Madeira, before spending seven days at sea where guests can experience
all the newbuild's amenities. Guests will enjoy an overnight call at Fort
Lauderdale before leaving the ship Dec. 19.
Nieuw Statendam to Offer a Variety of Caribbean Cruises in Winter/Spring
December 2018 through April 2019, Nieuw Statendam will spend its
inaugural season exploring the golden beaches and sun-kissed skies of the
Caribbean on roundtrip Fort Lauderdale cruises. All Caribbean itineraries
include a call at Half Moon Cay, the line's award-winning private Bahamian
island known for its pristine landscapes, exciting shore excursions, exclusive
beach cabanas and child-friendly activities.
Caribbean cruise is a four-day itinerary that calls at Half Moon Cay and Key
West, Florida, departing Dec. 19. The ship then embarks on a series of
seven-day sailings, including a Dec. 23 Holiday cruise that calls at Amber
Cove, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Islands; and Half Moon Cay. A Dec. 30, 2018, New Year's cruise departure calls
at Half Moon Cay; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel,
Mexico. A similar Jan. 6 cruise replaces Ocho Rios with Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The ship then sets sail Jan. 13 on a seven-day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas; San
Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.
looking for an extended Caribbean adventure on Nieuw Statendam can
depart Jan. 20 on a 10-day cruise to the ABC Islands with calls at Half Moon
Cay; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic;
Kralendijk, Bonaire; Willemstad, Curaçao; and Oranjestad, Aruba.
a quick get-away, a three-day cruise departs roundtrip Fort Lauderdale Jan. 30
and includes a call at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.
the remainder of the season, the ship will feature western and eastern
Caribbean itineraries: the first calls at Half Moon Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand
Cayman and Cozumel, while the second features calls at Grand Turk, San Juan,
St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay — with the March 17 departure swapping Amber Cove
for Grand Turk.
Fares for the first Nieuw Statendam cruises begin
at $499 per person, double occupancy, for a three- or four-day Caribbean
sailing, and $799 for a seven-day cruise. The Premiere Voyage begins at
$1,199 per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are
About Nieuw Statendam
99,500-ton ship will reflect the ongoing evolution of the Holland America Line
experience. While much of the ship's design will be similar to ms Koningsdam,
the first Pinnacle Class ship, Nieuw Statendam will carry 2,666 guests
and have exclusive public spaces and its own style created by leading
hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjorn
America Line's first ship to be called Statendam sailed in 1898, and
this will be the sixth ship in the company's history to carry the name. In
combining the Dutch word for "new" with the classic Statendam, Holland
America Line is celebrating the company's past, present and future.
For more information, contact
a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL
or visit hollandamerica.com.
Editor's note: Photos
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About Holland America
Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500
cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies
around the world. From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's
cruises visit all seven continents with highlights including Antarctica
explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia/New Zealand
and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the
Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama
Canal. The line welcomed ms Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle
Class ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in December 2018. A third
Pinnacle Class ship, due for delivery in 2021, recently was announced.
The company is
undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position as the
leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives
and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion
and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through an exclusive
partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an America's Test Kitchen show;
at Explorations Café presented by The New York Times; and by taking a Digital
Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at
venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues
Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with
menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary
Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our