to homeport in Amsterdam and Civitavecchia from May through October
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 7, 2018 — Following
an inaugural season island-hopping throughout the Caribbean, Holland America
Line's Nieuw Statendam will
cross the Atlantic Ocean in late April 2019 and spend the summer and fall
exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for
the summer. Offering an enchanting collection of seven- and 14-day itineraries
to the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, Iceland and North Cape, Nieuw Statendam will
visit some of the most scenic and culturally rich ports in the region.
In September the ship will head to the warm waters of the Mediterranean on a
12-day cruise from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. Three 10-day
cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia will explore the eastern and western
Mediterranean. The ship then departs Civitavecchia Oct. 27 for a 14-day cruise
back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"Holland America Line is known for offering incredible itineraries that deeply
immerse our guests in the places we visit, and for Nieuw Statendam's inaugural season in
Europe we crafted cruises that will deliver an unforgettable experience," said
Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "By offering nearly six
months of cruising in the region, we're able to take the ship from Iceland to
Greece and everywhere in between. We encourage everyone to book early because
interest has been remarkably high for our newest ship."
Showcases Norway in
Once arriving in Amsterdam, Nieuw
Statendam will cruise seven- and 14-day itineraries. Two different
seven-day itineraries offering nine departures from May through September call
at some of the country's most popular ports and feature multiple scenic
A longer 14-day Norwegian exploration departs June 9 and July 7, featuring
eight ports in Norway while crossing into the Arctic Circle. Guests also will
enjoy scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and
British Isles and
Baltic Round Out Nieuw
The Baltic awaits Nieuw
Statendam guests on two 14-day itineraries in May and August, also
sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam. The ship calls at the most sought-after ports
in the region, with visits to Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark; Warnemünde
(Berlin) and Kiel (Hamburg), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg
(overnight), Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden.
Travelers looking to visit the British Isles and Iceland can embark Nieuw Statendam Aug. 4
for a 14-day cruise to Newcastle upon Tyne, England; South Queensferry
(Edinburgh), Scotland, for an overnight permitting guests to attend the
Edinburgh Military Tattoo if they would like; Reykjavik (overnight), Isafjordur
and Akureyri, Iceland; and Ålesund and Bergen, Norway.
Cruises in the Fall Span the Region
In September, Nieuw
Statendam sails from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia on a 12-day journey
that visits Ireland, Portugal and four ports in Spain. The ship then offers two
10-day cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia to Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and
Italy, while another 10-day itinerary visits ports in Spain, Gibraltar, France,
Monaco and Italy.
On Oct. 27 the ship repositions to Fort Lauderdale on a 14-day voyage that
crosses the Atlantic Ocean following calls at Cartagena, Málaga (Granada) and
Cádiz, Spain; and Ponta Delgada, Azores.
Fares for Nieuw
Statendam Europe cruises begin at $1,199 per person, double
occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.
The Premiere Voyage
and Inaugural Caribbean Season
Premiere voyage will depart Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Dec. 5, 2018, for a
14-day transatlantic crossing to Fort Lauderdale. The ship will spend the
winter, holiday and spring seasons cruising roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on
three or four-day Bahamas sailings, seven-day eastern or western Caribbean
cruises and one 10-day southern Caribbean itinerary.
Travelers looking to spend more time on board and experience the new ship can
choose from 11- to 17-day Collectors' Voyages that combine back-to-back
Caribbean itineraries. All of Nieuw
Statendam's Caribbean cruises feature a call at Holland America
Line's award-winning private Bahamian island, Half Moon Cay, known for its
pristine beaches, exciting shore excursions, exclusive beach cabanas and
About Nieuw Statendam
Due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, Nieuw
Statendam currently is under construction at Fincantieri's Marghera
shipyard in Italy. The 2,666-guest, 99,500-ton ship will reflect the ongoing
evolution of Holland America Line. 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 leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and
architect Bjørn Storbraaten. The ship will feature all of the hallmarks of
Pinnacle-class design: grand, light-filled spaces; visual drama; and sumptuous
interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments.
Holland 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
celebrates the company's past, present and future.
For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:
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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 and New England, Bermuda,
Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second
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, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.