MS Nieuw Statendam

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MS Nieuw Statendam at the docks in Amsterdam
History
Name: MS Nieuw Statendam
Operator: Holland America Line
Port of registry:  Netherlands
Builder: Fincantieri
Yard number: 6 244 Marghera
Laid down: 20 March 2017[1]
Launched: 6 December 2017[2][3]
Sponsored by: Oprah Winfrey
Christened: 2 February 2019[4]
Completed: 1 December 2018
In service: 5 December 2018
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Pinnacle-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 99,500 GT
Length: 975 ft (297 m)
Beam: 114.8 ft (35.0 m)
Decks: 12 passenger decks
Capacity: 2,666 passengers
MS Nieuw Statendam under construction, September 18, 2017

MS Nieuw Statendam is a cruise ship operated by Holland America Line (HAL), a division of Carnival Corporation & plc. She is the second of HAL's Pinnacle-class, which also includes the MS Koningsdam and the forthcoming MS Ryndam. Her name, Nieuw Statendam, alludes to the five previous HAL ships named Statendam.[5][6][7]

History[edit]

Nieuw Statendam was floated out from Fincantieri's shipyard in Marghera on December 21, 2017 and was delivered on November 29, 2018.[8][9][10]

On June 13, 2018, HAL announced that Oprah Winfrey would be the Nieuw Statendam's godmother and she officially christened the vessel on February 2, 2019 at Port Everglades.[11]

Itineraries[edit]

After her inaugural season in the Caribbean, MS Nieuw Statendam is currently spending summer and autumn 2019 operating sailings in northern Europe and the Mediterranean.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINCANTIERI: DRY DOCK WORKS START ON "NIEUW STATENDAM"". 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  2. ^ https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/18204-nieuw-statendam-launched-at-marghera.html
  3. ^ https://www.fincantieri.com/en/media/press-releases/2017/fincantieri-nieuw-statendam-launched-in-marghera/
  4. ^ "Holland America Line Replays Live Stream for New Ship Christening". 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  5. ^ Knego, Peter (December 19, 2014). "Doubling The DAM and Adding A Vista!". Maritime Matters. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  6. ^ Knego, Peter (April 27, 2016). "KONINGSDAM Christened! NIEUW STATENDAM Declared!". Maritime Matters. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  7. ^ Stone, Deborah (May 24, 2016). "Holland America Line announces second new ship". Sunday Express. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  8. ^ Bretz, Sarah (2017-12-12). "Nieuw Statendam Touches Water During Coin Ceremony". Cruise Radio – Daily Updates On The Cruise Industry. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  9. ^ "Holland America Line : Le Nieuw Statendam sera livré en décembre 2018". 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  10. ^ "Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam". The Maritime Executive. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  11. ^ Sloan, Gene. "Oprah Winfrey to christen a Holland America cruise ship, Nieuw Statendam". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  12. ^ Staff, CIN (2018-02-07). "Nieuw Statendam to Europe for 2019 Season". Retrieved 2018-02-09.

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