Holland America Line’s new cruise ship which is arriving this year will be sailing in Europe for the 2019 Summer and Fall season. The Nieuw Statendam will be based out of Amsterdam and Civitavecchia from May through October offering cruisers a some of the best destinations in the Baltic and Mediterranean.
Nieuw Statendam To Offer Cruises in Europe
The second Pinnacle class cruise ship will spend the inaugural season sailing in the Caribbean out of Port Everglades, Florida but after that those interested in Europe cruises can enjoy the new ship there. Nieuw Statendam will start off with itineraries out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands starting after a transatlantic voyage from Florida in late April 2019. There will be a collection of 7-day and 14-day cruises including visits to the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, Iceland and North Cape.
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As the Summer season comes to an end Nieuw Statendam will head to the warmer waters of the Mediterranean starting with a 12-day repositioning cruise from Amsterdam to its new homeport of Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. Three 10-day cruises will be on offer exploring the eastern and western Mediterranean. The new Holland America cruise ship will then depart its Italian homeport on October 27 to sail back across the Atlantic Ocean on a 14-day voyage ending up in Port Everglades, Florida.
Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, said:
“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.”
“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.”
Holland America Line has also released further itinerary details for the new deployments out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Civitavecchia (Rome) in Italy. Let’s take a look at the ports of call in Europe the new ship will be sailing to. Also just to mention that the cruise fares start from $1,199 per person not including Taxes, fees and port expenses.
Once arriving in Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam will cruise seven- and 14-day itineraries. Two different seven-day itineraries offering nine departures from May through September call at some of the country’s most popular ports and feature multiple scenic cruising experiences.
A longer 14-day Norwegian exploration departs June 9 and July 7, featuring eight ports in Norway while crossing into the Arctic Circle. Guests also will enjoy scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and Sognefjord.
British Isles and Baltic Cruises
The Baltic awaits Nieuw Statendam guests on two 14-day itineraries in May and August, also sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam. The ship calls at the most sought-after ports in the region, with visits to Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark; Warnemünde (Berlin) and Kiel (Hamburg), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg (overnight), Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Stockholm, Sweden.
Travelers looking to visit the British Isles and Iceland can embark Nieuw Statendam Aug. 4 for a 14-day cruise to Newcastle upon Tyne, England; South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland, for an overnight permitting guests to attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo if they would like; Reykjavik (overnight), Isafjordur and Akureyri, Iceland; and Ålesund and Bergen, Norway.
In September, Nieuw Statendam sails from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia on a 12-day journey that visits Ireland, Portugal and four ports in Spain. The ship then offers two 10-day cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia to Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Italy, while another 10-day itinerary visits ports in Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco and Italy.
On Oct. 27 the ship repositions to Fort Lauderdale on a 14-day voyage that crosses the Atlantic Ocean following calls at Cartagena, Málaga (Granada) and Cádiz, Spain; and Ponta Delgada, Azores.
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Nieuw Statendam Entering Service in December 2018
The ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Italy. once complete the Pinnacle class vessel will be a total of 99,500 gross tons and be able to carry 2,666 guests at double occupancy.
The ship will sail its maiden voyage from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Dec. 5, 2018. Instead of spending an inaugural season in the region the ship will sail a 14-day transatlantic cruise to begin its new service based in Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During its service from Florida cruisers will have a choice of 3-day or 4-day Bahamas sailings, 7-day eastern or western Caribbean cruises and one 10-day southern Caribbean itinerary.