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Art On Board: Nieuw Amsterdam’s Mural

Dutch artist and sculptor Harald Vlugt was commissioned to create the large mural found in the Explorer’s Lounge on all Holland America Line ships. Usually they depict a scene from Dutch history or portray a specific Dutch location. This one is a whimsical look at New York City and the Hudson River.

Finishing Touches on Nieuw Amsterdam’s Art

Finishing Touches on Nieuw Amsterdam’s Art

Vincent Jansen puts finishing touches on one of his series of paintings depicting the history and the founding of New York by the Dutch. His paintings show the strong connection, even today, between New York and the Netherlands. The dollar bill, shown prominently here, is just one of many such connections interwoven into his paintings….   read more of “Finishing Touches…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Its First Piece of Art

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Its First Piece of Art

Here’s a recent photo of staff members from the design firm VFD Interiors BV, hanging Nieuw Amsterdam’s first piece of art. The work is an original piece created by renowned maritime artist Stephen Card. Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

Unique Sculptures Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Unique Sculptures Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Here’s a cool photo of two Native American art sculptures that will be installed in the forward staircase on Deck 2. Talk about “WOW” factor! Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Murals Coming Along

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Murals Coming Along

These are the pictures of Harald Vlugt working on the big murals in the Explorer’s Lounge on Deck 2. Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Atrium Art

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Atrium Art

Do you all remember which art piece will be placed on the ceiling of the Atrium? Well, a few days ago the gear box for the ceiling art was installed. It is quite a job to lift this mechanism! Now that it is installed, it will allow the New York City skyline art piece to…   read more of “Nieuw…”

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Veendam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Veendam

Recently, well-known maritime artist Stephen Card and ship historian Bill Miller served as guest speakers on a World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society cruise to Bermuda on board Veendam. Stephen, a native of Bermuda, has created more than 90 paintings for Holland America Line. He also has an extensive collection on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2…   read more of “Maritime Artist…”