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Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Nieuw Statendam

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-passenger ms Nieuw Statendam at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The Pinnacle Class ship is scheduled for delivery in November 2018. Nieuw Statendam is the second Pinnacle Class…   read more of “Keel Laying…”

And So It Begins! First Steel Cut for Holland America Line’s New ms Nieuw Statendam

And So It Begins! First Steel Cut for Holland America Line’s New ms Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line celebrated a significant construction milestone Friday as the first steel was cut for ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in November 2018. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and the block being built there will later be moved to the Marghera yard where the ship will be…   read more of “And So It Begins!…”

How’d They Do That? Hotel Director Stan Kuppens Shows the Building of Koningsdam

How’d They Do That? Hotel Director Stan Kuppens Shows the Building of Koningsdam

After more than two years at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard under construction, Koningsdam officially joined the fleet March 31. The ship sailed around the Mediterranean before heading up to Norway where it will spend most of the summer. Launching a newbuild is an exciting time, and Koningsdam debuted with a lot of innovations that already are…   read more of “How’d They Do…”

Koningsdam Lookbook: A Sweet Selection of Staterooms & Suites

Koningsdam Lookbook: A Sweet Selection of Staterooms & Suites

All the buzz about Koningsdam’s staterooms has been focused on the new Family and Single stateroom categories — both a first for Holland America Line! The Family Staterooms can accommodate up to five people, while the Single Staterooms are perfect for the solo traveler. However, the ship also has several other stateroom categories, ranging from…   read more of “Koningsdam…”

A Conversation with Architect Bjørn Storbraaten and More Koningsdam Photos

A Conversation with Architect Bjørn Storbraaten and More Koningsdam Photos

It’s been an exciting few weeks since Koningsdam set sail on its first cruise, and we know fans want to see more of the ship and hear more from the architects. Architectural designer Bjørn Storbratten worked with Holland America Line on Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, and for Koningsdam he was responsible for some of the…   read more of “A Conversation with…”