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Bert’s Beauty Shots: Lady Liberty

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Lady Liberty

Here is a close-up of the crystal centerpiece [in the Atrium] which reflects the skyline of New York. If you take the photo from a certain angle, the lights from the Ocean Bar shine on top of the torch of the Statue of Liberty, making it look like the torch is burning. Bert van Mackelenbergh…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Photos: June 18, 2010

Nieuw Amsterdam Photos: June 18, 2010

Here are a few photos of Nieuw Amsterdam’s interior design. The 3,000-pound crystal centerpiece will be hanging from the ceiling in the atrium and will reflect the skyline of New York, formerly known as Nieuw Amsterdam.

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.