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…”
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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.
Pieter Rijkaart, director of newbuilds for HAL, sent us this picture of the installation of the mural in the Explorer’s Lounge.
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.
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…”
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.
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.