Holland America has just revealed what sailings their next ship, Nieuw Statendam, will be offering after its launch in December 2018.
The second ship in the line’s Pinnacle class will be sailing Europe cruises from May to late October 2019, following its inaugural season in the Caribbean.
It will be a twin sister to Koningsdam, which debuted in April 2016, and will kick off sailing from Fort Lauderdale on three and four-night Bahamas cruises, seven-night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruises and a 10-night Southern Caribbean itinerary.
“Holland America Line is known for offering incredible itineraries that deeply immerse our guests in the places we visit, and for Nieuw Statendam’s inaugural season in Europe we crafted cruises that will deliver an unforgettable experience,” said Holland America’s president, Orlando Ashford.
“By offering nearly six months of cruising in the region, we’re able to take the ship from Iceland to Greece and everywhere in between. We encourage everyone to book early because interest has been remarkably high for our newest ship.”
A transatlantic crossing in April 2019 will bring the ship from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to Amsterdam, where it will embark on a series of seven and 14-night itineraries exploring Norway and the Arctic Circle.
This is in addition to Baltic cruises with ports of call including Copenhagen, Warnemunde (Berlin), Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm with an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia.
HAL fans should note that a British Isles itinerary will also include Newcastle upon Tyne, South Queensferry- with an opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo- and calls throughout Iceland and Norway.
Come September, Nieuw Statendam will sail from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia (Rome) on a 12-night cruise visiting Ireland, Portugal and four ports in Spain.
The ship will then offer two 10-night itineraries from Civitavecchia; one to Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Italy, and the other to Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco and Italy.
On October 27th, Nieuw Statendam will depart on another transatlantic cruise, this time back to Fort Lauderdale on a 14-night voyage with stops in Cartagena, Malaga, Cadiz and the Azores.
What do you think of HAL’s next ship and its sailings? Will you be cruising with Nieuw Statendam or would you prefer to board Koningsdam? How do you rate Holland America as a cruise line? Leave us your comments…
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