Holland America Line’s new cruise liner Nieuw Statendam will visit Norway, the Baltic and Iceland as well as the Mediterranean for the 2019 summer/fall cruise season.
She will cross the Atlantic in late April 2019, spending the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands after island-hopping throughout the Caribbean for her inaugural season .
The 2,666-guest, 99,500-ton ship 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.
Nieuw Statendam will offer a collection of seven- and 14-day itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, Iceland and North Cape.
In September the ship will head to the warm waters of the Mediterranean on a 12-day cruise from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.
The port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome, the ancient Italian capital.
Three 10-day cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia will explore the eastern and western Mediterranean. The ship then departs Civitavecchia on 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,” he added.
Nieuw Statendam’s Norway cruises in Summer 2019
Nieuw Statendam will cruise seven- and 14-day itineraries to Norway from Amsterdam. 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 cruising experiences.
A longer 14-day Norwegian exploration departs June 9 and July 7, featuring eight ports in Norway while crossing into the Arctic Circle. Guests will also enjoy scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and Sognefjord.
Nieuw Statendam European cruise highlights in 2019
In May and August Nieuw Statendam will cruise on two 14-day itineraries roundtrip from Amsterdam to the Baltic.
The ship will call 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.
Summer in the Baltic is the best time of year for cruising, it’s a popular option for Middle East cruise passengers.
Travelers looking to visit the British Isles and Iceland can embark Nieuw Statendam Aug. 4 for a 14-day cruise that takes them 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.
Nieuw Statendam’s Mediterranean cruises in the Fall 2019
In September, Nieuw Statendam sails from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia on a 12-day cruise to Ireland and Portugal. She’ll also visit four ports in Spain.
She’ll then offer 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, a 14-day voyage across the Atlantic Ocean calling at Cartagena, Málaga (Granada); Cádiz, Spain; and Ponta Delgada, Azores.
Fares for Nieuw Statendam Europe cruises begin at US $1,199 per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.
Holland America Line’s first ship to be called Statendam sailed in 1898. This will be the sixth ship in the company’s history to carry the name. Combining the Dutch word for “new” with the classic “Statendam,” celebrates the company’s past, present and future.