UPDATE: For a full review of Nieuw Statendam, please click here.
With my tour of Nieuw Statendam coming shortly, here is a brief introduction to Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship.
Launched in December 2018, this sister to the Koningsdam is also a Pinnacle-class ship accommodating 2666 guests. Following a similar layout, the Nieuw Statendam has all the elegant nautical lines and traditions we’ve come to expect from this premium cruise line, as well as the beautiful Tihany interiors found throughout the fleet.
Holland America Line is famous for its three-focused approach; art, food and music. The Nieuw Statendam incorporates all the popular stalwarts in these areas; a world-class art collection, the B.B. King’s Blues Club, speciality dining – from Tamarind to the Dutch Cafe – and the BBC Earth Experience, but also brings some new innovations. More on these after my ship tour … including the Rolling Stone Rock Room, which is a phenomenal new venue playing rock music and sounds fabulous!
The Nieuw Statendam has a couple of itineraries bringing it to Scottish ports. In 2019 the ship embarks upon its Northern Isles adventure, which is a 14-day journey from Amsterdam to Scotland, Iceland and Norway. With an overnight stop in Edinburgh on the 7th August, visitors can sample the world-famous International Edinburgh Festival as well as the capital’s other fantastic attractions. The following year in 2020, the Nieuw Statendam adds Lerwick (Shetland) and Invergordon to the trip, as well as the Edinburgh overnight, which is again during the festival.
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