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Nieuw Statendam Reaches Milestone and Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Nieuw Statendam Reaches Milestone and Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Nieuw Statendam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy Wednesday, Aug. 22, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the coast. Nieuw Statendam 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…   read more of “Nieuw Statendam…”

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: New Ship Photos of Public Rooms & Milestone Sea Trials

Koningsdam Lookbook: New Ship Photos of Public Rooms & Milestone Sea Trials

The countdown to Koningsdam‘s arrival is on, with only a couple of more months to go until Holland America Line takes delivery. The Pinnacle-class ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard Saturday, Jan. 16, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. The line’s newest ship, that will debut in Venice in early…   read more of “Koningsdam…”

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Second Sea Trials

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Second Sea Trials

During Nieuw Amsterdam’s second sea trials, the yard sent up a helicopter to take some photos. They sent us these gorgeous images from the shoot.

Nieuw Amsterdam Sea Trials: Testing the Morse Light and Whistle

During Nieuw Amsterdam’s sea trials, one of the hundreds of system tests involved the Morse light and what the Dutch officers call the whistle, which most folks would call the ship’s horn. These are important safety mechanisms that are used in low-visibility conditions and during emergencies. Video by Tim Lodder, Nieuw Amsterdam navigation officer.