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Celebrate the Countdown to Nieuw Statendam’s Delivery with These 30 Fun Facts

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will officially join the fleet Dec. 1, 2018. The countdown is on until the ship’s delivery from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, and we’re celebrating the month-out milestone with 30 fun facts about the newest Pinnacle Class ship:

1. Nieuw Statendam will visit more than 75 ports during her first year in service.

2. Nieuw Statendam’s stunning interiors were designed by internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and Bjørn Storbraaten, one of the world’s leading architects working in the cruise industry.

3. In its first year, Nieuw Statendam will sail 92,723 nautical miles, more than four times around the globe.

4. Nieuw Statendam will have 32 Family Staterooms that accommodate up to five guests, as well as 12 Single Staterooms.

5. Twelve Seattle-based businesses are key partners in the building, launch and operation of Nieuw Statendam, which is important to Holland America Line as Seattle’s hometown cruise line.

6. Artists from 150 different countries are represented in Nieuw Statendam’s artwork.

7. More than 150 bottles of red wine will be made each month at BLEND, the first purpose-built wine blending venue at sea.

8. At 975 feet in length, Nieuw Statendam as long as 12 blue whales.

9. Captain Sybe de Boer has been master of Statendam, Zaandam, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Eurodam and served on Maasdam, Ryndam, Noordam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Koningsdam.

10. Two hundred pounds of pasta will be prepared at Canaletto during a seven-day cruise.

11. It would take 70,667 standard bottles of Champagne to fill Nieuw Statendam’s Lido Pool.

12. On a weeklong voyage, 9,331 towel animals will be created.

13. In the first year, 42,760 pounds of lobster will be served.


14. There are 1,920 works of art on board.

15. On a seven-day cruise, 4,200 cups of coffee will be served.

16. The hull of Nieuw Statendam is made up of 720 individual blocks.

17. In Lido Market on a weeklong cruise, 5,600 freshly made, personalized salads will be prepared at Wild Harvest.

18. The ship’s crew members represent 33 countries.

19. On a seven-day cruise, more than 42,000 eggs will be used.

20. More than 9,360 songs will be performed in Rolling Stone Rock Room during the first year.

Rolling Stone Rock Room

21. Guests will indulge in 11,440 massages during the first year.

22. Pinnacle Grill will serve 600 pounds of Double R Ranch Beef during a seven-day cruise.

23. Nearly 20,000 guests will attend a Digital Workshop powered by Windows class in the first year.

24. During a seven-day cruise, 3,000 burgers will be served at Dive-In.

25. Seventy performers will grace the stages of Music Walk during the first year.

26. Eighteen different flavors of gelato will be made on board each cruise.

27. In the first year, 260 live America’s Test Kitchen shows will help our guests master their home kitchens.

America's Test Kitchen ATK

28. Grand Dutch Café will serve 1,250 beers on a seven-day cruise.

29. New York Deli & Pizza will serve up 350 breakfast sandwiches on a weeklong cruise.

30. Nieuw Statendam is a sister-ship to Koningsdam, which was delivered in April 2016.

Are you cruising on Nieuw Statendam in her first year? What are you most looking forward to experiencing?

  • Bernie D.

    First commercial sailing to the Caribbean in just 4 weeks!!! CAN’T wait.

  • Kathy

    I’m on the Premiere Voyage. It’s seems all senior staff have been named except for the CD.
    When will we learn their name ?

  • Julie

    Soon came quickly. The CD is Ross McTaggart.

  • Elena Goldman

    I would like to try for a free cruise but I would also like to know about itineraries for the upcoming and newest of all your wonderful ships.

    Thanking you in advance for your reply and Happy Holiday Season!!!!

  • Julie

    Hi Elena, it’s best if you browse around to see our cruise offerings. There are so many and we know you’ll find something you like! Happy Holidays!

  • Karen France

    Excited to be on the premier voyage with my father and brother. As 3-star mariners we have been on nearly every ship including the Koningsdam and are really looking forward to December 5! Hoping to see some of our favorite staff. Bon Voyage!


    I have made 3 Inaugural Season voyages – Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Koningsdam. #4 will be Nieuw Statendam 12/23. Looking forward to Christmas at sea.

  • Sue Harrison

    Looking forward to joining this beautiful shop on January 20 th ????????
    My second H&A cruise & I thought Oosterdam couldn’t be beaten ????

  • Carolyn Guzman

    Norway in May.

  • Ineke Busscher

    We are on the Nieuw Statendam in Jan.17 days Caribbean can’t wait last year the Koningsdam 11 days that was a awesome trip.❤️❤️❤️HAL!

  • Rebecca McKeever

    We are looking forward to experiencing the new music venue in February!

  • Mary Lou

    Looking forward to our cruise in January. We tried the Koningsdam and now my husband and I will sail on the Nieuw Statendam for a 10 day Caribbean cruise!

  • Jim Blake

    We are booked for a 7 day Eastern Caribbean Cruise, March 3 – 10, 2019. We look forward to our dinner in the Pinnacle Grill.

  • Sandy houk

    Can not wait for December fifth to come for the start of the cruise.

  • Bill McLeod

    We were on a 12 day Mediterranean Cruise this fall on the Nieuw Statendam twin ship the Kooningsdam. It was a fantastic cruise and looking forward to our next HAL cruise. Right after our cruise we took a 14 day coach tour of Italy. As we were approaching Venice our tour director pointed out the shipyard and we saw the Nieuw Statendam under construction.

  • Robert Charles

    My wife and I are 4 star Mariners with HAL and are cruising on Nieuw Statendam in April 2019 to the Caribbean…..looking forward to the experience of traveling on a brand new ship!

  • Bill Paul

    Leaving for Rome tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Five days to explore Roma, then 18 days to enjoy Nieuw Statendam. Can’t wait!

  • Mike Dowling

    Looking forward to New Years eve!

  • Marcy

    Loved the Koningsdam so had to book Niew Statendam! Sailing to the Caribbean in March and looking forward to it!

  • Heinz Toroxel

    The new Ship will bring us to Europe/Amsterdam in April.
    An other Inaugural season first trip, next to Oosterdam, Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and the Koningsdam. Looking forward !!!!!!!

  • Roy

    Are the cooking lessons only with demonstrations or in which the participants cook/bake by themselves? We come with children which will be happy to take part (together with us) in active lessons but will be bored in only demonstrations.

    Also would be happy to know how looks like children playing rooms and what activities/toys for 5 years old and for 9 years old

  • Dennis

    we are 2 star mariners and cruising with my wife of 51yrs along with my son and daughter-in-law
    on the 24th Feb 2019 which also is my daughter-in-laws birthday

  • Julie

    There are lessons with small groups, but you must be 18 or older. They are not on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam. What ship will you be on?

  • John Shepherd

    Looking forward to the repositioning cruise on April 21 and sailing across the Atlantic. Celebrating our birthdays and anniversary. Also commemorating the life of my wife’s uncle, 2nd Lt George Williams whose B-17 bomber was shot down on July 4, 1943 over LeCoulonche, France. We hope to make it there on our port day in Cherbourg. In so many ways, this is such a special sailing for us.

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