Seattle, Wash., Aug.
28, 2018 — Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam, the second
Pinnacle Class ship in the fleet, returned to Fincantieri's
Marghera shipyard in Italy Wednesday, Aug. 22, after successfully completing
two sets of sea trials off the coast.
left Marghera Aug. 10 and performed the first set of sea trials over two days
before going into dry dock at Fincantieri's Trieste shipyard, where the trial's
data was reviewed and standard hull maintenance was performed. The ship sailed
its second sea trials Aug. 18, making its way back to Marghera Aug. 22 where
the finishing touches will be completed.
"The sea trials are a
highly anticipated milestone for any newbuild because it takes us one step
closer to delivery, and we're thrilled that Nieuw Statendam gave a strong
performance out in open water," said Orlando Ashford, Holland
America Line's president. "There's a lot of buzz surrounding Nieuw Statendam and
the innovations we're introducing on board. The ship is going to have an
exciting debut in early December."
During the sea trials, Nieuw
Statendam underwent a series of performance tests on the ship's
systems, machinery and engines. The shipyard's team of nautical officers, naval
architects and builders tested the ship's maneuvering characteristics and
About Nieuw Statendam
Due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, Nieuw
Statendam will explore the Caribbean in winter and then move to
northern Europe, Iceland and the Mediterranean in summer during its inaugural
year. The 2,666-guest, 99,500-ton ship will reflect the ongoing evolution of
Holland America Line. From familiar elements that reflect a rich heritage and
classic style to state-of-the-art enhancements that chart a bold new course
forward, guests on board Nieuw
Statendam will delight in details that are artfully inspired and
perfectly presented to create the ultimate Pinnacle-class experience.
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:
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, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and
Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada & New England, Europe and the Panama Canal. The
line welcomed Koningsdam
in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship,
Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship is due for delivery
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.