Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, the Baltic, Iceland and the Med for the 2019 Summer/Fall Season

Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, the Baltic, Iceland and the Med for the 2019 Summer/Fall Season

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.”

Nieuw Statendam Showcases Norway in Summer 2019
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 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 also will enjoy scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and Sognefjord.

British Isles and Baltic Round Out Nieuw Statendam Europe Highlights
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.

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a cultural haven waiting to be explored.

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.

Mediterranean 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.

Walk the walled city of Dubrovnik and see centuries of history come to life.

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.

The Premiere Voyage and Inaugural Caribbean Season
Nieuw Statendam’s 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 child-friendly activities.


Join the Discussion


  1. Ronald S Powell April 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    To Richard Hunt: We are wondering if the “24 day Jewels of the Baltic, Fjords & Highlands” would be available next spring 2019? if so, would incentives be offered, for early purchase?

  2. Marianne Muller June 21, 2018 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Dear Sir, we have done a cruise on the Mediterranean with your liner in 2011 and would like to do one in the Baltic next year. What do you have to offer? The time should be June- July for approx. 10-14 days.
    Kind regards,
    Marianne muller

  3. grace singman July 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    when and where is the new ship going….

  4. grace singman July 9, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    will be able to travelog this ship late December and early January

  5. Munfong Lee August 22, 2018 at 12:38 am - Reply

    I am keen on a cruise to Iceland and the fjords in Norway. Preferred departure in May 2019. Do you have one?

  6. rebecca thompson July 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I am looking at the cruise next summer on July 26-August 2 for the 7 day Viking sagas leaving out of Amsterdam.

    I would like to know if this cruise does in fact go up into the fjords without having to take any extra excursions.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

  7. Jeannine barford November 4, 2019 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Please send me literature on the 2019 cruise out of Boston to the baltics

  8. Richard Stoffel February 13, 2021 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Both of our previous 2 cruises cancelled. We were on the Rotterdam from Rotterdam to Boston, Viking trip to the new world. Have you scheduled a new trip to replace this one. We are 3 star Mariners, advise.

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