Sister ship to ms Koningsdam is scheduled to set sail in autumn 2018Holland America Line announced today that the name of the next Pinnacle Class ship set for delivery in autumn 2018 will be ms Nieuw Statendam.
Honouring the company’s past while keeping its eyes on the future, Nieuw Statendam will be the sixth ship in Holland America Line’s history to bear the name Statendam. It will be built at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, and construction will begin this summer.
Like sister-ship ms Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam represents a new class of ship for the cruise line. Carrying 2,650 guests, the 99,500-gross-tonne ship will feature several of the innovative venues that were introduced on Koningsdam as well as new concepts that will debut on the new ship.
Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president, said, “Holland America Line is writing the next chapter in our evolving story, yet we are a company with a deep history, and the name ms Nieuw Statendam perfectly blends our past, present and future. The previous Statendam ships have been among the most beloved in our history, and we eagerly anticipate sharing this beautiful new ship with our guests in 2018.”
Designs from the well-known hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany will be featured on Nieuw Statendam, bringing his unique vision to this latest vessel as he did with Koningsdam. Also, several public areas will be designed by Bjorn Storbraaten, who successfully worked with Holland America Line on Koningsdam, ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam in designing the ship’s public rooms.