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Holland America has released details of its next ship, Nieuw Statendam, which is set to sail in December 2018. The newest entry to the line's Pinnacle class, the vessel will not only house eight more staterooms than sister ship Koningsdam but she will be reconfigured from top to bottom with jaw-dropping features such as a redesigned 1,390-square-foot Pinnacle Suite — the largest on the ship — and 32 reconfigured Family Staterooms that can house five people.
Nieuw Statendam will continue to offer all stateroom hallmarks introduced on Koningsdam, including accommodations for solo travelers as well as a wider range of suite configurations. There will be five additional ocean view cabins and three more interior ones along with 851 staterooms with balconies.
Forty-three Neptune Suites and two Neptune Spa Suites will be available to passengers who enjoy spacious accommodation — they range from 465 to 855 square feet. Guests in these accommodations as well as the Pinnacle Suite have access to the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge.
Nieuw Statendam’s Neptune Lounge has been enlarged to allow for additional seating and more windows, giving a feeling of expanded openness. The fleetwide lounges provide work tables, a large-screen television, a library, sofas and chairs, and complimentary refreshments throughout the day.
Fourteen Signature Suites span up to 400 square feet in size, and the 104 Vista Suites range from 260 to 356 square feet. Signature and Vista suite guests receive many special amenities, including oversize bath towels, fresh flowers, a pillow menu, mini bar and one-touch phone concierge service.
Those looking for an extra dose of comfort can book a Spa Suite or Verandah Spa, Outside Spa or Inside Spa stateroom, located near the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. These rooms come with yoga mats for use during the voyage and an iPod docking station.
Stateroom extras include Holland America Line’s signature Mariner's Dream bed with finely woven cotton linens; plush bathrobes for use during the voyage; a premium massage showerhead; flat-panel TV with video-on-demand; mini fridge; complimentary fresh fruit on request; and fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.
Nieuw Statendam will have exclusive public spaces and its own style created by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany and designer and architect Bjørn Storbraaten. The ship will feature all of the hallmarks of Pinnacle-Class design: grand, light-filled spaces; visual drama; and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments.
Historians might recall that Holland America Line’s first ship to be called Statendam sailed in 1898. The new build will be the sixth ship in the company’s history to carry the name. In combining the Dutch word for "new" with the classic "Statendam," Holland America Line celebrates the company’s past, present and future.
As always, if you're interested in a cruise on Nieuw Statendam or just want more info, you can't do better than talking with a travel advocate in Cruiseable's Business Department. Send them an email or call toll-free at 1-877-322-3773.